I try not to reblog twice in a row, but when I saw this quote on Erika Kind’s blog, I loved it so much I had to share it. 🙂
A Jewel in Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore
Delighted to showcase the new book by award winning author Jan Sikes released at the end of June..A short story Jewel.
For almost eighteen years, Jewel has known little beyond hopelessness and hunger. Barely existing in a ramshackle cabin, on the edge of a Louisiana swamp with her little sister and their mother, she sees no way to stop the downward spiral. When her mother falls gravely ill, Jewel learns that her life is about to take a drastic turn. But will it lead to joy or more devastation?
Take a heart-warming journey with Jewel as she struggles to rise from the clutches of poverty and shame.
A recent review for the book
This short story reminded me of the movie “Pretty Woman” though the setting, circumstances, and characters are quite different. Jewel…
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I’ve been ill with what I think is food poisoning but may also be somatic anxiety and depression. Regardless, I still feel sick so I’m going to spend the next few days posting flowers and slowly catching up with comments and the blogs I follow.
The yellow rose represents friendship, joy and caring.
‘Hide and Seek’ is my fourth entry for Cee’s FOTD challenge.
‘Hide and Seek’ (c) Rob Goldstein 2019
I’m not entirely happy with the upper version of ‘Hide and Seek’ and I’m not entirely happy with the one below. I’ll let you decide which you prefer while I puzzle it out.