May 25th is MS Awareness Day and as 10% of Mother's Day Magic royalties is being donated to The National MS Society for research, I thought I needed to get all the books in the anthology blogged about to help raise awareness. I have been a little tardy on the blogging front recently, but life happens and with family weddings, birthdays and travelling, sometime things get put on the back burner. I apologise to Neva, Adrienne, QD, Cary and Tyler, for the delay for their book reviews. To make up I am going to post one a day over the next few days. My friend Donna Wolz (an MS Sufferer) is a staunch advocate of raising awareness of MS and fund raiser, as well as an Indie Author supporter. She is organising an Auction on 25th May at
I am now in the USA for a few weeks before heading back to Spain, where hopefully I will have more time to actually write and focus on my blogs.
Without further ado, let me tell you about the Illusion of Happiness by Neva Squires-Rodriguez
Gracie struggles to understand how her life turned out as it did. Married to the only man she has ever loved and having five children whom she is devoted to was everything she needed in her life. Gradually her fulfilled life crumbles as her husband finds another woman and her children grow up and leave home. As her fiftieth birthday approaches, the finality of the marriage strikes her hard as the divorce papers come through and her children have lives and families of their own. Gracie decides she needs a week off work to regroup and to have a private melt down, she just needed some space alone, so cuts herself off from the outside world in an attempt to sulk in silence. Luckily her children have different ideas, and she find herself in a dilemma.
A well written tale of finding that inner strength you find when walls come tumbling down and well worth a read.