Count Your Blessings Day

1. With my complexion, I can even wear chartreuse. Ha. How many can say that? And yet, oddly, I don’t own any chartreuse.

2. Thank heavens I’m not so smart that I can’t find anybody else to talk to. Whew.

3. Thank heavens I’m not one of those rich people who pay less income tax than their secretaries. Couldn’t bear the guilt.

4. I don’t live in a flood zone.

5. I’m cured of my caffeine addiction.

6. I don’t have to wear high heels.

7. If my washing machine conked out, I could afford to go buy a new one today.

8. No one in my family is in jail or in the hospital.

9. Next summer I’m going to see the Grand Canyon.

10. My standards are set low enough that writing lists gives me a sense of accomplishment.

About glcraig

Gretchen Craig’s lush, sweeping tales deliver edgy, compelling characters who test the boundaries of integrity, strength, and love. Told with sensitivity, the novels realistically portray the raw suffering of people in times of great upheaval. Gretchen was born and raised in Florida. She’s lived in climates and terrain as diverse as the white beaches of the Gulf Coast, the rocky shores of Maine, and the dusty plains of Texas. Her awareness of place imbues every page with the smell of the bayous of Louisiana, the taste of gumbo in New Orleans, or the grit of a desert storm. Rich in compelling characters and historical detail, Always and Forever is a sweeping saga of Josie and Cleo, mistress and slave. Amid Cajuns and Creoles, the bonds between these two remarkable women are tested by prejudice, tragedy, and passion for one extraordinary man. Gretchen’s first novel won the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence for Mainstream with Romantic Elements and was chosen as an Editor’s Pick in the Historical Novel Society reviews. Ever My Love, winner of the Booksellers Best Award from the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America, continues the story of Cleo and Josie’s families, of their struggle for principle, justice, and love in a world where the underpinnings of the plantation culture are crumbling. Crimson Sky, inspired by the pueblos, mountains, and deserts of New Mexico, evokes the lives of people facing neighboring marauders and drought. Now the march of Spanish Conquistadors up the Rio Grande threatens their homeland, their culture, and their entire belief system.
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