LIFE’S SPICES FROM SEASONED SISTAHS
EDITED BY VICKI L. WARD
REVIEWED BY DEBORAH TAYLOR FOR CHICAGO INDEPENDENT BULLETIN
Each story shared lessons on one or more of these spices of life: faith, wisdom, compassion, forgiveness, teaching, humility, self-reliance, and love.
These life lessons, among many others, explain why I loved this anthology of heartwarming stories.
“Grandmother’s Garden,” by Jo Ann Yolanda Hernandez is a sweet coming-of-age story of security and bonding between a granddaughter and grandmother. This is a peaceful story with rich imagery and texture.
Jennifer Brown Banks’ “Three Cheers for Courage: No guts, No glory!” is a passionate and poignant story about the gratifying power of fulfilling one’s dream…about the personal rewards of being bold, adventurous and courageous. It shows how faith, tenacity, and a victorious spirit can triumph over physical defeat.
“Menopause: The Madness and Mystery,” by Sandy Kay is an honest, humorous and upbeat story about the mystiques and adventures of menopause.
It reveals how fully embracing this pivotal chapter in our life can give birth to “unbelievable strength,” a heightened sense of humor, unbridled courage, “unrelenting perseverance,” and most of all, “unconditional self-acceptance” and love.
The stories mentioned here represent the appetizers to a sumptuous feast of timeless treasures included in the book.
I was captivated and comforted by this great anthology of stories--a wonderful celebration of unity, bonding, and infinite sisterhood.
This book is a real page-turner, a tasty blend of spicy, spirited lessons--ready to be shared.
It is the perfect heart-felt gift for you, the young, or “seasoned sistahs” in your life!
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