The past. Our story. The handful of pieces that help form the person we are today.
Is it good? Is it bad? Is it somewhere in between? Has is turned you optimistic? Or pessimistic? Has it opened doors or slammed them in your face? Would you change it or not? How much a part of you is it today? How much do you let it drive the direction you go?
Emma Benson, the heroine in “Called Home – Two Hearts Answer”, is a creature carrying around her past like a Plexiglas shield. Any attempts at closeness from the opossite sex, especially David Schlosser, are deftly deflected and kept a safe distance away, where they can’t penetrate her tough exterior and hurt her, yet again.
She snips, she snaps, she shuns, and still, David persists in his friendliness. She makes fun, she turns the smart aleck phrase, she avoids, but David sees right through the protective shield to her true nature—the loyalty to her family, her bouts of civility toward him, her care and concern of others. Emma is a sweet, smart, self-sufficient woman forging through life with the wounds of her past leading the way.
I love Emma because, in the beginning, she is strong and uses it to hinder her growth, her fulfillment, her happiness, but through very real and impressive events, the strength she wields is, instead of cutting off the world, used to enhance her chunk of it. Her outlook on life has turned the corner. She is now open to the vast and glorious wonders life can offer. If, like Emma, you’re aware of them, if you allow them into your reality, the possibilities of joy, love and hope are endless. They’re sublime.
Emma is an excellent example of perseverence through the storms of life, eventually learning to cope with the past, without giving into her insecurities. One, I myself, would like to emulate. In the end, the choices she makes puts her exactly where she belongs—in control of her life making healthy decisions toward her dreams, instead of out of fear. We should all be lucky enough to be in such a beautiful place in our lives.
Find out how Emma does it in “Called Home – Two Hearts Answer” and may you lead your life in hope and joy of the future.
If you would like to read my review of this book, check out this post. It is definitely worth your consideration! And because Gloria is such a wonderful author and lady, she has agreed to give away a copy of her book Called Home: Two Hearts Answer! She will give an e-book copy to one lucky reader, and since it is an e-book, the giveaway is open worldwide! Just fill out the rafflecopter form before. The giveaway will end at 9 P.M. Pacific time on July 31.