Book Club

January Book Club | Still in the Game

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I have more than a few football lovers in the family. In fact, my 10 year old grandson, Elijah, just returned from the Youth Football Championships in Canton, Ohio (Home of the Football Hall of Fame) where his team, The Raptors, were fortunate enough to play.

The game has so many fabulous metaphors for life that many of us use even if we’ve never donned a set of shoulder pads or smeared grease paint under our eyes. Such is NOT the case for the man, or his story I’m about to recommend.

For January, which happens to be the month of football playoffs, I’ve chosen an inspiring read, Still in the Game, by former NFL Defensive End, and now motivational speaker and author, Devon Still. It’s on bookshelves Tuesday, January 8th.

Still was brought to his knees by his daughter, Leah’s, cancer diagnosis, but that’s where he was used to finding God. 

His faith, and the lessons that life and the game of football had taught him prepared him to support her in “beating up cancer” and showing up for life!

He wants everyone to, “Be proud of your scars. They’re signs that you survived whatever tried to break you.”

Still has many such scars, the emotional ones that come from growing up in the inner city and being raised in a broken home, to the physical ones from the many sports injuries he’s had to overcome, and those to his career as a result.

He wants you to know that our challenges reveal our true purpose, and no set-back is too great to prevent not only a comeback, but it may be the thing that sets us on a path to a life better lived than ever before.

Millions of people around the world have been inspired by Devon’s tireless devotion to his daughter’s victory over cancer and his undaunted optimism. I’m inspired. I want you to be as well.

Learn more at StillintheGameBook.com

Pick up your copy HERE

2018's 12 Stockings of Christmas Sweepstakes

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Christmas is in the air! And ON the air!

Amidst the holly jolly jingles, I’m bringing my 12 Stockings of Christmas out again and hanging them, stuffed full of incredible prizes, along my fireplace hearth, until YOU have won one of them!

Just so you know what will be coming your way if you win (I mean, don’t we all hate to get fun prizes unless we can mentally prepare how we’ll use them? lol) here’s a run-down on a few of my favorite things, that I hope will become your favorites as well!

It works like this: On each of the days noted in the list below, I will feature one great product on my show. Text, or use the code word for each product on the Sweepstakes web page, to be entered to win ALL the items on my list. I’ll be giving away 12 sweepstakes packages to 12 lucky winners.

You may enter as often as you wish, via the 12 Stockings of Christmas Entry Page, or by texting 48484.


November 23rd 
BALSAM HILL - $100 Gift Voucher
Keyword: HILL or STOCKING

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Balsam Hill has been the leading retailer of highly realistic artificial Christmas trees and holiday décor for over a decade, and do I LOVE their products! That’s why I’m bringing them back to my 12 Stocking of Christmas Sweepstakes.

They have beautiful décor for your year-round needs; fantastic fall displays, signature Christmas trees, elegant ornament sets, flickering flameless candles, and a gorgeous spring floral line. My studio always looks amazing with Balsam Hill décor! I was just visiting the Hallmark Channel and their set is also filled with beautiful Balsam Hill decorations.

Balsam Hill have been consistent supporters of my foundation, Point Hope, for the last 4 years, and I’m so grateful. For beautiful holiday décor, you owe it to yourself to visit Balsamhill.com. Shopping for the perfect Christmas and seasonal décor is just a click away! 

BALSAM HILL

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November 26th 
COMPANY STORE - $75 Gift Card 
Keyword: COMPANY or STOCKING

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You know what store had been around for over 100 and has set the standard in quality bedding, bath, and décor for your home? The Company Store, that’s who, and I am so excited to welcome them back as one of my sponsors in my 12 Stockings of Christmas Sweepstakes.

They carry the cutest FAMILY pajamas, (I just ordered my families) and beautiful holiday décor; they even have great products for your pets. I love everything they have from their down comforters, pillows that are still made in the USA to their towels and sheets. Your family holiday wish list can be taken care of in one click! Have family or friends coming this holiday get ready by freshening up the linens in the bedrooms and bathrooms with beautiful accessories from THE COMPANY STORE.COM. 

They’re great for last minute shopping because they have guaranteed delivery by Christmas if you order by 10am (ET) December 21st (see website for details). They’ve been all about COMFORT since 1911!

THE COMPANY STORE

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November 27
for KING & COUNTRY, Burn the Ships & Christmas | Live from Phoenix, CD’s
Keyword: KING or STOCKING

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Maybe you’ve heard for KING & COUNTRY played on my radio program? You’ve told me how much you love their music and how breathtaking they are to experience in concert. Lucky you, because I’m adding autographed copies of their new CD, Burn the Ships” http://smarturl.it/BurnTheShipsAlbum and their holiday release, Christmas | Live from Phoenix.” http://smarturl.it/ fKCChristmasLive. to my 12 Stockings of Christmas Sweepstakes.

If you don’t know them you should; their music is both uplifting and spiritual, singing about the reason for the season. (They have the MOST amazing version of “The Little Drummer Boy”) They’re on tour this holiday season and if they come to your town they are not to be missed. You can check out their music and tour schedule at for KING & COUNTRY’s web site. Both albums are available everywhere.

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November 29th
TRAIN: Greatest Hits & Christmas in Tahoe, CD’s
Keyword: TRAIN or STOCKING

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I’m welcoming eight-time Grammy nominated TRAIN back to my 12 Stockings of Christmas with, TRAINS Greatest Hits” https://fanlink.to/traingreatesthitsThe new album comes fresh off a sold-out summer tour with Hall and Oats and celebrates 20 years of TRAIN music. It pulls together 16 fan-favorites including “Drops of Jupiter,” “Calling All Angels,” and “Hey Soul Sister” as well as a special cover of a Pat Monahan favorite, George Michael’s “Careless Whisper.” featuring the amazing saxophonist, Kenny G.

I’m also including their wonderful Christmas album, “Christmas in Tahoe,” https://fanlink.to/christmasintahoe that’s filled with holiday classics we’ve come to love. It’s no surprise that TRAIN has had 12 albums on Billboard’s Top 200! Keep them in mind when you’re shopping for the music fan on your list, and be sure and pick up copies of each CD for yourself. .

Put a little TRAIN underneath your Christmas tree this holiday season! They are incredible supporters of Point Hope, and I love them!

TRAIN’S GREATEST HITS
CHRISTMAS IN TAHOE

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December 3rd
SIA, Everyday is Christmas CD
Keyword: SIA or STOCKING

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Everyday is Christmas,” from Sia, is also making it’s way into my 12 Stockings of Christmas Sweepstakes. It’s composed of 10 original songs created by Sia and producer Greg Kurstin. You’ll hear last year’s favorite “Santa’s Coming For Us,” as well as her latest single “Candy Cane Lane”.

The singer has reached into her soul, by writing and composing some modern- day holiday songs that will certainly become classics, like, “Underneath the Mistletoe”, “Sunshine,” the title track “Everyday is Christmas” and the so- adorable-it-can’t-be-real “Puppies Are Forever.”

“Everyday is Christmas” has a song for everyone this holiday season, perfect for your holiday playlist and your favorite persons Christmas stocking.

SIA: EVERYDAY IS CHRISTMAS

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December 6th 
INSTAX CAMARA
Keyword: FUJI or STOCKING

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One of my favorites from last year’s 12 Stockings of Christmas, the FUJIFILM Instax Camera, is back! Did you know I use it when I go to Africa for Point Hope? The children love walking away with their pictures in hand.

The INSTAX is a great stocking stuffer, perfect for capturing every moment of every special occasion; birthday celebrations, weddings, parties and CHRISTMAS MORNING. Just snap and watch the pictures develop instantly. There are Instax pictures all over my house of the kids, the dogs, and our farm animals too.

Put some fun in your holiday stocking this Christmas by sharing an original with Fujifilm Instax SQ6 Square Camera!

INSTAX CAMERA

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December 7th
DELILAH’S BOOK: ONE HEART AT A TIME
Keyword: HEART or STOCKING

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If you’ve tuned in to the show lately, you know I’ve written a new book, One Heart At A Time, released on October 16. It was a labor of love, and became even more so after the loss of my beloved son, Zachariah, the previous year. Writing stopped for a while, but telling his story became such a pressing need that I pressed on, finished the book, and created a new chapter just about him.

But the book is more than that. This is my story and my plea. The world is facing some trying times, we are more disconnected and lonelier than ever before. How do we change it? One. Heart. At. A. Time.

I’ve included an autographed copy in each of my 12 Stockings this year with the hope that you will enjoy it and it will inspire you to reach out and help me change the world. All we need is love and a heart that is willing to serve.

ONE HEART AT A TIME

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December 10th
GRAVITY BLANKET 
Keyword: BLANKET or STOCKING

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Let me introduce you to something I’ve just discovered, the Gravity Blanket. Are you hosting relatives, cooking over-the-top meals, spending hours shopping for gifts, and feeling that holiday stress? You need a Gravity Blanket! It’s a weighted blanket that’s designed to help improve sleep and decrease stress and anxiety.

I gave one to my daughter, Shaylah - baby Rosalie’s mama - and she loves it. A Gravity Blanket is the best gift you can give someone who deserves some rest and relaxation this holiday season and all year through.

Buy yours today and use the promo code ‘DELILAH’ for 15% savings. 

GRAVITY BLANKETS

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December 11th
PEACHSKIN SHEETS
Keyword: PEACH or STOCKING

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The name says it all! Original PeachSkinSheets® are so comfortable and soothing! That’s why I’m adding them to my 12 Stockings of Christmas this year! They start at $55 for a complete sheet set, even King size! They won't change body chemistry of course, but they will help keep hot sleepers cooler, drier, and more comfortable during the night. (For women at a certain stage of life, this is heaven!)

PeachSkinSheets® are made from a breathable, athletic grade, performance SMART fabric that wicks away moisture and dries super fast. These ultra-soft, pill-resistant bed sheets also have a luxurious 1500 Thread Count level of softness due to their brushed PeachSkin finish on both sides.

Order free swatches of 19 colors online so that you can Feel to Believe, and purchase with confidence under their 30 day, risk free money back guarantee!

PEACHSKIN SHEETS

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December 12th
SALONTECH SPINSTYLE
Keyword: PERFECT or STOCKING

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I fell in love with the SPINSTYLE last year so it just makes sense to add it to my 12 Stockings of Christmas. The perfect gift, SalonTech’s patented Technology Curl Dial works like an extra set of hands to pick up, separate, and guide hair around the barrel, to create easy, fast, and tangle free curls with one hand (just make sure the hair is brushed through!). From tight bouncy curls to loose, voluptuous, beachy waves at the touch of a button, the SpinStyle takes half the time of a regular curling iron.

I do my hair in the morning and I am set for the entire day! I have one for home and one for travel. It makes for the perfect stocking stuffer, and my listeners can get an exclusive, special offer through SpinStyle.

SPINSTYLE

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December 13th
CALUM SCOTT: Only Human CD
Keyword: HUMAN or STOCKING

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New music is the perfect gift for everyone! I’m adding Calum Scott’s amazing debut album to the goodies in my stockings. You’ve heard “You Are the Reason” played on my show, and have seen the heartfelt video on my Facebook page. The entire album is filled with music meant to connect people.

Calum is quoted, “I wrote this album with the intention of connecting with people all around the world, using my own personal experiences.” Every song on Only Human evokes wonderful emotion and his videos too are beautiful and emotive.

You won’t go wrong by adding Calum’s Only Human to the list of What To Buy for your favorite people this holiday season.

ONLY HUMAN

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December 17th
STEVE PERRY, TRACES CD
Keyword: TRACES or STOCKING

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I am so excited to add one of the most anticipated albums of the year to my 12 Stockings of Christmas! I’m talking about Steve Perry’s new album “Traces” of course. It’s his first new music in nearly a quarter of a century, and it’s available everywhere NOW.

“Traces” is the legendary singer-songwriter’s most honest and vulnerable release to date, chronicling love, loss, and, ultimately, hope. Perry leads with the track “No Erasin” and reassuringly greets fans with the opening line “I know it’s been a long time comin’.” The track is an emotional homecoming; everyone is celebrating his new music. Forbes Magazine exclaims “for all of music it is damn good to have the Steve Perry back.” I couldn’t agree more.

“Traces” has received critical acclaim from many, including USA Today, who highlighted it as one of “10 Albums You Need Too Hear This Fall.” Take yourself and someone special on the emotional journey of “Traces.” 

STEVE PERRY: TRACES

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December 19th
ALMOND ROCA
Keyword: ROCA or STOCKING

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My 12 Stockings of Christmas just aren’t complete until I’ve added my favorite candy, Almond ROCA. This delicious treat brings back the fondest childhood memories of Christmas’ past, and I love giving, and getting into, those pink tins all year long!

Brown and Haley make every batch of ROCA with rich creamy butter, California almonds, and the best quality chocolate! Choose from Almond, Cashew, Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel, Peppermint, and Mocha ROCA. SO YUMMY!! They have something for EVERYONE.

This holiday season, whether looking for gifts for your office party, your child’s favorite teacher, or sweet treat for yourself, remember, every stocking should be filled with Almond ROCA on Christmas morning. Visit them online or find them at local retailers. 

ALMOND ROCA

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November Book Club | A Healing Justice

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A Healing Justice by Kristin Von Kreisler, is my book club pick for November. You’re going to like it!

At first, it may seem an odd choice for me. After all, in the first pages of the book, a teenage boy loses his life.

How does one make sense of death? Can you make sense of it?  Not really. But one must learn somehow to cope with it, and continue to live with the weight of it.

No one knows this more than police officer Andrea Brady, who fired the shot that killed the teenager, after he violently attacked her police dog and came at her with a knife. Vilified by the press and traumatized by the events of that dark night, Andie finds herself resigning from the force, as she tries to find her new calling in life.

Luckily, she has people in her corner, and better yet, she has Justice, her beloved German Shepard. Justice had wandered up her drive and into her life two years earlier, and become her constant companion and K-9 partner.

After the attack, Justice had a long road to recovery. It wasn’t in his nature to become a victim however, as pointed out by Andie’s counselor, but instead, he became a survivor. And, after a time spent in denial, stuffing her feelings, and blocking her emotions, Andie vowed to be more like Justice, and leaned into the situation. Healing could then take place.

A few things I really loved about the story:

The setting, which was in my Pacific Northwest backyard; I could see, touch, and smell the vegetation that grows thick and wild on any patch of land not tended to for more than a few weeks.

Author, Kristin Von Kreisler with one of her beloved German Shephards.

Author, Kristin Von Kreisler with one of her beloved German Shephards.

I appreciated Von Kriesler portrayal of a police officer’s life, down to the description of the 27lbs of gear worn on their person for hour after endless hour. As you all probably know, my oldest son is an officer of the law. The positions he finds himself in, which test his skills, strength, and faith (in himself and others) often makes me shudder.

And finally, I absolutely LOVE the mention of Officer Brady’s habit of writing down three things each evening that she is grateful for and placing them in her Gratitude Basket. This resonated with me so deeply.

If you love animals the way I do, the way that officer Andrea Brady does, and the way that our author, Kristin Von Kreisler, obviously does, you’ll love A Healing Justice. Bravo

Pick up A Healing Justice at Amazon
Visit the Author’s Page


My Book, One Heart At A Time, Is Gathering Attention!

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What an exciting week it’s been!

My new book, One Heart At A Time, became available in book stores everywhere on Tuesday, October 16th, and it has recieved so much media attention. I feel so very, very, blessed!

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It was a labor of love to write, and especially difficult after losing my son, Zachariah, to suicide. Finishing was nothing short of a miracle, but one, with the help of God, that happened.

Complete it, I did, and it’s all shiny, polished, and on book shelves ready for you to pick up and read! I hope that you do, and I hope something in what I write about my life and my heart inspires you to reach out to others, just one single heart at time. Get to known them, their hopes, hearts, dreams, and struggles…

This is the way we will change the world!

The book’s release is gathering a lot of attention. Here’s a few of the places I’ve been or have picked up on my story and how I hope to be a small part of changing the world - just as I encourage you to be - One Heart at a Time!

Find your favorite - or find new favorites - in the media coverage that follow !


Good Morning America on ABC:

Early this Tuesday morning, I got to spend time with one of my favorite people, Robin Roberts, on ABC’s Good Morning America! (How is she always so chipper at that early time of day?!)

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On the show, we were able to talk about so many things - life, farm, kids, and the devastating loss of my beloved Zacky - and I couldn’t help but shed a few tears even though I told myself I wouldn’t!

Of course, we talked about my new book, One Heart At A Time, which is available wherever books are sold!

I had an amazing time with Robin, she is a warm, engaging, smart, and gracious woman who’s love knows no bounds, I’m so grateful to be included in that circle.

In case you missed it, here’s a link to view the GMA segment:

Good Morning America Link


Megyn Kelly TODAY on NBC:

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Wednesday, I joined another TV legend, Megyn Kelly! I hope you were able to tune in to the TODAY show on NBC!

There I was, bright, early, and nervous, with my make-up on and in my Sunday best, talking to Megyn about my book and my life, the challenges, the joys, and how I am so very very blessed.

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Megyn was engaging, sensitive, and kept me on-track (as I tend to go off on tangents about things I’m passionate about - and I’m passionate about a LOT of things!) I was grateful for her allowing me to share some facts and thoughts about the broken US foster-care system and I hope by doing so it touched both hearts and nerves. We have got to step up and do something about the way that kids are warehoused and shuffled around until their time runs out and they are forced out into society, broken and ill-prepared.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Megyn, and I hope to do it again soon.

Bonus - I was able to meet and hug a bright news personality, Jenna Bush Hager while on the set!

Here’s the link to watch the segment!

TODAY with Megyn Kelly Link


Woman’s World Magazine:

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Most likely, you’re going to be in a grocery store line sometime this week. If you’re like me and you are the supply sergeant for a small army, you’ll probably find yourself there multiple times!

While you’re standing in line trying to keep your kids entertained, or making eyes at the toddler in the cart in front of you, look around for this weeks copy of Woman’s World Magazine!

Yep, that’s me on the cover, in the fuscia colored dress, looking happy as a girl from a small town that finds herself staring back from the cover of a national publication can be!

The folks at Woman’s World were so kind and compassionate, as all the media have been, when asking about my family is coping after our loss. I feel so fortunate that they chose to showcase me on their cover, and share a beautiful story of my family inside.

I’ve asked folks to share pictures of where they find this issue of Woman’s World magazine - take a picture and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the #radiodelilah, like others have been doing - it’s been a lot of fun!  


Guideposts Magazine:

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In late September, I was also featured in Guideposts Magazine. I’ve read and loved Guideposts all my life.

The stories contained between the glossy front and back covers always inspire and uplift me, and I am both honored and humbled to think that perhaps my story will do the same for you and others.

Here is the link to Guideposts video on the role of prayer in my life - something I do every day, all day!

Guideposts Link


InsideRadio, Extra Close Up:

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InsideRadio launched a new feature on Tuesday the 16th, called “Extra Close Up,” and they chose me to be the first to showcase!

What an honor!

As a radio-gal, this has Extra Special meaning to me, and I’m so very pleased and proud to be featured in this new segment.

Here’s the link to a short, but sweet, and very nostalgic little story:

InsideRadio Link


Parade Magazine:

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I was in the midst of the media blitz in The Big Apple - New York City - when it was brought to my attention that Parade Magazine had run an article me and One Heart… Here’s the link to that!


Parade Magazine Link



Headline News with Mike Galanos on CNN:

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On Thursday morning I sat down to talk with Mike Galanos on HLN. (How handsome is he?!)

I loved his directness and his authenticity. I know Mike has the capacity to change the world and a platform to touch many hearts.

He did not shy away from asking about my faith, which is central to my being and what gets me through each and every day. We touched on Zacky and Sammy, my radio program, my sometimes crazy but wonderful life, Point Hope… and the big message; Say yes!

Open your heart to the possibilities of loving larger and more vulnerable than ever before and the return on your investment will be overwhelming blessings.

Watch the segment:

HLN Link 


And…

Good Day New York, Fox 5:

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It’s always great to be able to drop in to Good Day New York when I’m in the city!

I had a delightful time with the morning team, and even though I’d covered the ground (I thought) several times before, found there is always more to talk about!

My heart feels so full and hopeful as I am gifted the opportunity to share my message with so many people on so many platforms.

Here ya go, if you’d care to take a listen:

Good Day New York Link


I know there will be more to come, stay tuned and thank you for being a part of my world and my heart!

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October Book Club | The Testament of Harold's Wife

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Grief demands a villain. A target. Something or someone to pour itself into, to rail against, to destroy. This I know. So does Harold’s wife, Louisa.

I found a kindred spirit in Louisa, a somewhat eccentric, aging, bereaved woman who finds solace in conversing with her chickens. Her heart is empty and her rage is full. Relatable. Loss does that to you.

Louisa finds her target; it is Larry, the drunk driver who killed her beloved grandson, Cody, which lead to despair so great in her husband, Harold, that he took his own life. A domino effect of pain and sorrow that has left only Louisa standing, alone.

This will not do, of course, so Louisa and her ol’ hens hatch a plan.

Alas, as Robert Browning pointed out many years ago, “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.” Which is another way of saying, things don’t often work out as you expect them to.

In Louisa’s case, there was a couple of young bucks, one, a wounded creature of the forest, and a another of the human realm, that wandered into her path and distracted her from her mission. As the spring sun warmed the earth, so too did Louisa’s heart feel a creeping warmth and a something else that had been missing for far too long; the human connection.

She had lost that which could never be replaced, but she was learning that she too could FIND.

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The warp and the weft of Lynne Hugo’s characters in The Testament of Harold’s Wife are woven into a rich tapestry of life, where the irreverent, unconventional, quirky flaws become the very thing that make it absolutely perfect and fills one with a sense of hope.

I think you’ll like as much as I did!

Get my October Book Club pick, The Testament of Harold’s Wife HERE

And, visit the Author’s Page: Lynne Hugo