In my soon to be released novel, Bountiful, family is redefined by characters following their hearts. Here is how one early reader describes the novel:
After the death of her husband Charlotte Roux is drawn back to her family farm near Bountiful, Iowa. Leaving all trappings of her Manhattan lifestyle behind, Charlotte finds the challenges of her new life daunting yet invigorating. All the familiar “isms” are proved false as Charlotte and her new community of fellow humans discover exactly what their hearts demand. Forget your beliefs about aging, family and destiny. Bountiful serves up a whole new menu!
Bountiful is just that: rich in creative-even a little crazy–solutions to current social and economic issues facing American families in the 21st Century.
Click here to read a fact sheet about the changing American Family. 09-Grandfamilies-FactSheet-MultigenerationalHouseholds
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