This is just a chance for me to share with you the things I care most about. This will include my family, the kiddos in the performing arts that I call mine, my faith, fabulous book I find, and more. I'll share with you what I'm doing to continue my goal of being a lifelong learner as well as keeping you up to date on my adventures as a wife, an empty nester, a mother of adult children, and a grandmother.
Today’s small business shout out goes to an AMAZING friend from my social media world! She is an author as well as a jewelry maker.
Her books? OH MY WORD!!! I fell in love right away with the first title. You can find her books – Ghosts Among Men and Ghostly Murders – HERE. The books are both novellas but believe me when I say that she has packed a WHOOOOOOLE lot of story in those pages!
And her jewelry, I own a few of her bracelets and LOVE THEM! Her Etsy shop is called YellowRoseCrystals – just click on the name and you’ll be there! If you don’t see a piece in her shop that you just HAVE to own, you can also place an order for a custom piece.
I had never heard Mary Mrozowski’s name before reading this book. Now I know I will never forget it. Written by Mary’s daughter Judith, this book uses Mary’s own words to describe her personal journey from a painful childhood, through an unhappy marriage, and finally to a place where she learned to live her faith out in real, tangible ways in every moment of her life. A very worthwhile read.
When I saw that Kirkus Review called this book a “queer thriller”, I was intrigued. Now that I’ve read the book I would add that it also is a touch atmospheric. The author allows us to glimpse Smythe’s thoughts and allows us to experience her journey as it’s happening. Along with the “thrill of the chase”, Smythe’s growth throughout the course of the story adds an element of relatability to the story.
I love finding new authors at the beginning of their careers and I can’t wait to see how Wise follows up this captivating debut!