I’ve recently visited some places that haven’t changed in over a hundred years. They still look the way they did when the earliest pioneers came out west to settle the place. The raw rustic beauty was amazing, in some places you could see forever, in some places you were near walls of mesas that jutted up from the ground to the heights where eagles fly. These places reminded me of friendships I’ve had over the years, some friendships I know will go on forever, and some have elevated me to new heights… Each new friendship we make in our lives has the possibility to do that for us – be something that will last forever and or lift us to new heights.
In my book New Parish Sarah finds new friends that will last forever and lift her to new heights… It all begins with her new friend Mary who comes out to Atlanta to do her work study for the teaching program she’s in. Mary is from a community out west where they live differently, well… they live marriage a little differently. Mary tells Sarah about plural marriage in her community, New Parish, and about life out there. This leads Sarah into an investigation that will change her life forever and lift her to new heights…
New Parish Coming Soon!!!!
Excerpt from New Parish:
“Sarah looked in the full-length mirror to check herself out, everything was great except her hair, she frowned.
Mary noticed, “You look lovely. What’s wrong?”
“My hair,” Sarah complained grabbing a handful of her hair on each side of her head, “I’ve never really been able to tame it. I usually just pull it back into a pony tail because that’s the extent of my hair prowess, but this is an occasion I wish I had more skills with hair.”
“I’ll do it for you,” Mary cheerily volunteered, “What sort of “do” do you want?”
Sarah laughed, “I have no idea.”
“Humm, okay let’s see what you like. We can try a few different styles if that’s okay?” Mary suggested.
“It’s more than okay,” Sarah said gratefully.
Mary smiled and held up a brush in one hand and a comb in the other, and said, “Let’s do this.”
The next half hour was spent showing Sarah different styles of “up dos”. When one was finally selected Sarah looked at herself again in the mirror, holding another mirror so she could see the back of her hair too, “Wow, I didn’t know my hair could look that pretty.” They both laughed and quickly gathered their jackets to go.”