Love a Foot Above the Ground
A young girl meets the love of her life at sunrise on the Sea of Cortez. Love lifts you up “about a foot above the ground,” Bernadette declares. It fills you with the courage and desire to do great things. At sixteen, Bernadette marries Guillermo and sets out for UCLA where he is a university student. Only months after they marry, family trouble calls Guillermo back to Mexico. He was only supposed to be gone three days. When he doesn’t return, Bernadette must grow up fast and face the greatest challenge that confronts anyone who takes the risk to love. This coming of age story is told, years later, by Bernadette to her nine-year-old charge, Jessica Huntington. It is shared with us by the adult Jessica, after she confronts a crisis in her own marriage. A story of love, loss, and inspiration “it’s a real happily ever after story.”
What readers are saying about Love a Foot Above the Ground
5***** “If you believe in love, please read this book and you will be enlightened by the power of everlasting love....Five stars to this one!”
5***** “This is a stunningly rich saga played out in the culture of Mexico's Baja California, as a young girl learns the lessons of life, love, jealousy and betrayal. Against the odds, she ultimately finds peace and happiness, but not in any way you might expect from the intricacies of this fine saga.”
5***** “The writing style is fabulously romantic and mysterious and the scenery brilliantly described. By the end of the book I felt as though the people and places involved were actually real.”
5***** “The book was so powerful and a completely fascinating read.”
Life is an extravaganza! Figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge. On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had married in Tijuana, I was nabbed as a runaway. Eventually, the police let me go, but the rock band broke up. Our next stop: Disney World, where we trained to be chefs. More education landed us in academia at The Ohio State University. For decades I researched, wrote, and spoke about a number of gloriously nerdy topics. Retired now, I’m still married to the same sweet guy and live with him near Palm Springs, California. In addition to Love, A Foot Above the Ground, a sweet story of love and loss set in the 1960s, I write the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set here in the Sonoran Desert. It is a spectacular place to ponder life’s mysteries while relishing the delights of the desert resort cities. OUT NOW: A DEAD HUSBAND, A DEAD SISTER, A DEAD DAUGHTER, A DEAD MOTHER, coming soon!