For the seventh day of Christmas…Writer’s Style, I am happy to introduce you to Linda Bradley. She is a gifted story-teller and is another author that made me cry, but in a good way! She is a multi-talented lady, with a soothing quality to her that comes out in her writing. I am so honored to call her my friend.
Linda writes Women’s Fiction and her novel Maggie’s Way is a heart-warming story about hardships and second chances. All of her stories are well worth checking out! Here’s a blurb for Maggie’s Way and her short story Pedal:
Middle-aged, Maggie Abernathy just wants to recuperate from cancer during the solitude of summer vacation after a tiresome year of teaching second grade. Maggie’s plans are foiled when precocious seven-year-old, Chloe McIntyre moves in next door with her dad, John. Maggie’s life changes in a way she could never imagine when the pesky new neighbors steal her heart. With Maggie’s grown son away, her ex-husband in the shadows, her meddling mother’s unannounced visits, and Chloe McIntyre on her heels, somehow Maggie’s empty house becomes home again.
Burdened by heartache, can a whisper from beyond give middle-aged Paula Murphy the courage to just pedal?
Coming back to her Bay View summer home in northern Michigan means more than planning picnics at the beach and working in her daughter-in-law’s bicycle shop. Her avoidance to embrace her grown son’s death isn’t the only tribulation weighing on this self-reliant social worker’s mind. Reluctant to believe the unfathomable, Paula Murphy’s world is turned upside down when she’s reunited with the only man she’s ever loved.