As a part of the ongoing Goodreads Boomer Lit group, I am joining the Friday Blog Hopping band of independent writers who will visit other’s blogs and post excerpts from their own works every Friday. You can find the group at http://boomerlitfriday.blogspot.com/.
Following is an excerpt from my last book, GIRLFRIENDS, which is a compilation of three novellas: Boomerang, Change of Life and Silver Lining. The premise of the trilogy is the unconditional love and support among three women and the twists and turns they encounter as they grow into the third phase of their lives. Here is an extract from the first novella in the trilogy, “Boomerang.”
Today Mary Jo believes in miracles. Sitting in her posh office, surrounded by beautiful artwork and lush plants, she quietly reflects on what a difference three years can make. Cloaked in peaceful tranquility, Mary Jo has a whole new perspective that comes from an awareness of the weaknesses and frailties that kept her lacking in confidence for most of her life.
In 2007, all within the span of 30 days, Mary Jo lost her husband, her mother and her job. It was the rainy season in Southern California, and, after seven straight days of rain, it had dampened her already soggy spirit. From her apartment window Mary Jo could see the verdant hills covered in misty clouds that hung so low you could almost reach out and touch them. Her mood mirrored the scene before her.