The Truth of Rose-Marie - honesty unlocks a prison of silence I cut my writing teeth on this piece of literary fiction for women. It’s endured numerous revisions as I’ve tried to hone the craft. Based on my own experience, it’s a personal work and dear to my heart, but that fact makes it harder to write, or write well. Objectivity is tough! Circuitous defines my writing journey. It defines my life journey, but that’s another story. Here’s the blurb I plan to use as I pursue publishing: A culture of silence and repression affects Rose-Marie’s choices, inhibits her truth, and imprisons her heart. Although bound by lies about her worth, her identity, and especially about a first love, Rose-Marie never gives up. She strives for her ideal marriage and for what she believes God expects. Through poverty and tragedy, her concept of God changes. He becomes her ultimate lover. Years pass. When a reunion occurs, denial is no longer an option. Can the culture of silence be broken enough to free Rose-Marie’s heart? Does God really have the answer? The Truth of Rose-Marie (the current working title) will be the first in a three-volume series, Sisters of Silence. How the tale of Rose-Marie evolved into a series is also another story, but, like a puppy who has cavorted all day, turns round and round in his bed before drifting to sleep, it feels settled. And right. And good. The series is based on how three sisters dealt with the culture of silence and repression within their family and community. This silence stemmed from a dynamic of perfectionism and secrets, including sexual abuse. Each book is inspired by a true story. The sisters are real. Their stories have been fictionalized. Somewhat. My desire for the series is that women from legalistic or abusive environments who grew up denying their true selves and struggling to be honest with their hearts, or to merely survive, will find hope and the promise of healing.
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Then shall your light break forth like the dawn. ~ Isaiah 58:8 See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer And the light shone in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. ~ John 1:5 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:6 In a knowledge of God all true knowledge and real development have their source. ~ Ellen White Am I not a spark of Him who is the light? ~ George MacDonald God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. ~ I John 1:5
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The Truth of Rose-Marie - honesty unlocks a prison of silence I cut my writing teeth on this piece of literary fiction for women. It’s endured numerous revisions as I’ve tried to hone the craft. Based on my own experience, it’s a personal work and dear to my heart, but that fact makes it harder to write, or write well. Objectivity is tough! Circuitous defines my writing journey. It defines my life journey, but that’s another story. Here’s the blurb I plan to use as I pursue publishing: A culture of silence and repression affects Rose-Marie’s choices, inhibits her truth, and imprisons her heart. Although bound by lies about her worth, her identity, and especially about a first love, Rose-Marie never gives up. She strives for her ideal marriage and for what she believes God expects. Through poverty and tragedy, her concept of God changes. He becomes her ultimate lover. Years pass. When a reunion occurs, denial is no longer an option. Can the culture of silence be broken enough to free Rose- Marie’s heart? Does God really have the answer? The Truth of Rose-Marie (the current working title) will be the first in a three-volume series, Sisters of Silence. How the tale of Rose- Marie evolved into a series is also another story, but, like a puppy who has cavorted all day, turns round and round in his bed before drifting to sleep, it feels settled. And right. And good. The series is based on how three sisters dealt with the culture of silence and repression within their family and community. This silence stemmed from a dynamic of perfectionism and secrets, including sexual abuse. Each book is inspired by a true story. The sisters are real. Their stories have been fictionalized. Somewhat. My desire for the series is that women from legalistic or abusive environments who grew up denying their true selves and struggling to be honest with their hearts, or to merely survive, will find hope and the promise of healing.