Today (May 6) is my dear friend's birthday. This is the first one in over thirty years where I won't be able to celebrate it with her in person, or give her a call and hear her lovely, joyful voice. But before I tear up (and I'll come back to her), let me tell you about two fantastic book sales you just don't want to miss!
The authors at History Mystery Chicks (of which I'm one) have a great Free and .99 sale going on from May 7 - 12.
Don't see a button: https://www.leestraussbooks.com/mothers-day-sale/
Join us to celebrate all the special women in your life for the Mother’s Day Friends in Bloom joint reader group giveaway on May 7-14.
Don't see a button: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourbookfriends
Can't wait until tomorrow? Good news! You can grab the first book in the Higgins & Hawke series, Death at the Tavern for .99 today!
Death by Rum Running. . .
When a man is found dead at the Bell in Hand Tavern on Union Street, pathologist Dr. Haley Higgins and investigative reporter Samantha Hawke are both working the case. They want the same thing ~ to catch a killer. Though they don't exactly trust each other, they'll have to work together if they want to solve this case before becoming the next victims.
Don't see a button? https://smarturl.it/DeathTavern
Donna was the best party planner, and so generous in sharing her gifts of organization, beautification, and hospitality ~ her strengths to my weaknesses. She planned a surprise party for me on my 30th and my 40th, and helped me many, many times when it was my turn to host an event, including the recent wedding of our son Joel and his wife Shadi, that took place in our yard.
I like to think that she was my own special friend, but her heart was so loving, her capacity for compassion so great, and the strength of her faith so real and unfailing, that many people who encountered her in this life felt the same way. Just knowing her was an enormous gift.
She left us all far too soon in November of 2020. Though it was the other big C that took her, my personal pain and grief over her loss makes me empathic to all the many people who lost loved ones over the last year. I hope you are not included in this group, but if you are, my heart and prayers go out to you, that you will (eventually) find peace and be comforted with your memories.
Miss you so much, Donna.