Jonquil Bloom, skilled gift counselor at a local department store, is raising her ten-year-old alone. The new man in her life wants them to become a family. Then, her long lost father, a veteran of the Korean War, turns up unexpectedly to make his amends. But faced with a new heartbreak, her spirit darkens, and she must undergo trial and transformation before she discovers the best of all gifts. Set in the 1990s in Southern California. Suitable for young adults, book club recommended, Best of All Gifts is a sequel that reads as a stand-alone book and begins where The Gift Counselor ended.
A friend and actor made this 6-minute video endorsement for Best of All Gifts, my novel about loss, forgiveness and restoration.
Best of All of Gifts, a novel about family life and forgiveness, was selected this month by HL Carpenter, a mother-daughter writing team in Florida, for their blogsite: The Story Behind the Story. The short post relates the author's need for expert advice on Little League Baseball and the surprising, comprehensive help she received through an unusual email correpondence.