Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Home At Last

Hello friends and readers (if you are still out there). I’m sorry that it has taken me this long to get back into the writing mode but moving to a smaller living quarters was a real struggle; perhaps the hardest thing that I have done for years. It isn’t so much the move itself, but it is the disposing of 50 years of accumulated “stuff” that is difficult.

 It is now six months since we left our 2,000 sq. ft. townhouse in Brookstone and moved to a very nice 1230 sq. ft. condominium in a small town in the Fraser Valley. It’s a beautiful modern apartment and is convenient to all types of shopping, as well as an abundance of restaurants. Everything that a senior citizen needs to continue to live outside of a retirement home. And I’m happy to announce that we are very contented here even though, at this late date, there are still a few boxes to unpack. I’m not ashamed to say that they may just stay that way for the unforeseeable future.
In February, we treated ourselves to a good rest in the form of a fifteen-day cruise out of Los Angeles to the Hawaiian Islands and back. So between resting at home and resting on board a Princess Cruise ship, I’ve had the opportunity to catch up on a lot of reading and consequently heaps of good books to tell you about in the next few weeks.  Here’s a sample of one I especially liked while enjoying my days at sea.  Looking at the title of the book, perhaps it’s very fitting to review it here. 

Cassie Carter is trying to make a home for herself and her daughter in Seattle after fleeing from an abusive marriage in Florida. Even though she was pregnant at the time, her sisters have never really forgiven her for running off to marry this man that none of the family approved of. Both her parents are now deceased and she doesn’t feel she can approach either of her sisters for help.

She’s working hard to turn her life around on her own merits when a new man enters her life. Since he is in charge of the project Cassie is working on to get a new home in the Habitat for Humanity program, it is important that she get along with him. However, he has had his own bitter experience in love and for some reason seems to resent her. Everything seems pretty hopeless until one of her sisters contacts her and the healing process begins.

As usual, Macomber’s characters are complex and sympathetic. The story will appeal to anyone who enjoys a warm love story with no gratuitous sex.