Jonquil Bloom is raising her ten-year-old son alone. The new man in her life wants them to become a family but past losses make her hesitate. Her job as a department store gift counselor grows more demanding each day. She escapes with her son to Ireland to visit her beloved grandmother. Back home again, her long lost father suddenly appears wanting her forgiveness. She must undergo trial and transformation before she discovers the best of all gifts. Shortlisted for the UK Wishing Shelf Book Award. Book club recommended.
By way of introduction, my stories have appeared in Woman’s World Magazine, The Golden Domer, Good Old Days Magazine and Spark. I won the 2018 Joy Short Story contest. My book of short stories, Heart Shaped II, was released in January, 2020. My stories also appear in Shades of Transition and Transformation Anthology (Write Volumes, 2020). I live in Chicago, Illinois.