As most of you know, I wrote a book a couple of years ago called “The Tablecloth”. This has been said of my story, “THE TABLECLOTH is an inspirational story of the life of a small-town, ordinary woman who endures more than her fair share of trauma and loss, but who views her life as rich and blessed.
She belives that all things happen for a reason, that there is no such thing as mere coincidence, and that everything that happens in life is a lesson to be learned that molds us and makes us into who we are.
Whereas, some people might become hardened and bitter when facing some of life’s hardest lessons, she recognizes that throughout her entire life, God has always been there, taking care of her, getting her through whatever she has had to go through.
The book starts out in a small town in rural Kentucky where Brenda meets her life-long best friend, Lynn, in the fifth grade. At eighteen, Brenda falls in love and marries her high school sweetheart, Abe. Because of the lack of jobs in the area, the newly-weds are forced to move north so that Abe can find work in a factory.
The death of their first child, a sixteen month old daughter and the birth of their second child, a son, (in just a matter of three short days) makes them realize how much they miss their roots, the place where they grew up, and their families, so they move back to Kentucky where Abe learns a new trade to provide for his family.
Their life is full of ups and downs, and the book is filled with humorous stories, heart-breaking drama, and rich blessings.
At the young age of forty-four, Abe is stricken with a brain tumor and their lives take yet another dramatic detour as Brenda becomes the bread-winner and care-giver.
The book is also interspersed with poetry that Brenda has written over the years to those closest to her.
This book will leave you with a “feel-good” appreciation of hope in some of the direst situations. It will leave you wanting more, and just as the book ends, you will see that it is indeed to be continued.”
I have had a lot of friends who have read my book and I have been truly blessed with their feedback. One friend, Nancy Hall Niles, who I had not seen in many years, found my book, read it and we have been corresponding on Facebook for several months now. Nancy and I were not close friends, we just had sons who were the same age, and we had lots of friends in common. We did not really get to know each other on a very personal basis, and then Nancy moved to Florida. Since re-connecting on Facebook, and with Nancy subscribing to my articles on Associated Content, I feel we have become very good friends and we have shared a lot of our personal experiences with each other.
Nancy told me that her mother was also writing a book. And today, I want to tell you about her book. I haven’t got to read it yet, but I will as soon as it comes out.
I believe this will be a truly inspirational book written by fellow-Kentuckian, Aileen Hall. From what I already know about the book, I know that those of you who liked my book will also like this book.
Mrs. Hall, Nancy’s mom, who is in her eighties, has been through her share of hard times and heartaches, too. But like me, she has always been taken care of. She has faith in her Lord, and she has her guardian angels. The name of her book is: “A Charge for the Angels”, please give it a try. A little look into the book and information on how to order it follows:
“The hills and valleys of Prater Creek provided an idyllic setting for Aileen Hall’s secure and happy childhood. But her world was shattered when she lost her mother. The grief she shared with her brothers and sisters turned to despair when their father quickly remarried and left them with no one to depend on but each other.
Refusing to be a victim, Aileen got a job earning twenty-five cents an hour. The satisfaction derived from that meager pay fueled a life-long ambition. At the age of 22, she became the youngest postmaster in Kentucky, a job that evolved into an exciting career rich in enduring friendships and unforgettable places.
Her career was just one facet of a life filled to overflowing with the love of an amazing husband and two daughters- one made her proud, the other kept her humble.
It wasn’t until she was in her eighties that Mrs. Hall realized her Guardian Angels had been there all along. Healing, Protecting, Comforting.
Mrs. Hall says, “One thing I’ve learned about angels is that they keep a low profile. In fact, they are seldom recognized at all.”
Aileen Hall is a Charge for the Angels and because of God’s mercies, this is her story.
This book can be ordered from: Vantage Point, Inc. 534 East Main Street
Stanville, KY 41659 or by calling 606-478-9494.
(Actually, I can’t wait to read it and see if it was Nancy or her sister who kept Mrs. Hall humble).
Best wishes to you, Mrs. Hall, and may your book bring you as much satisfaction and as many blessings as mine has brought to me.