SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LUCK AND TRUST by Emilie Richards
From the Publisher:
“Where luck meets trust, miracles can happen.
Cristy Haviland served eight months in prison, where she gave birth to the child of the man who put her there and might yet destroy her. Now she’s free again, but what does that mean? As smart as she is, a learning disability has kept her from learning to read—and that’s the least of her hurdles.
Georgia Ferguson, a talented educator, receives a mysterious charm bracelet that may help her find the mother who abandoned her at birth. Does she want to follow the clues? And if she does, can reticent Georgia reach out for help along the way?
Both women are at a crossroads where unlikely unions can be formed, where two very different women might bridge the gap between generations and education and together make tough choices.
Somewhere between the townships called Luck and Trust, at a mountain cabin known as the Goddess House, two very different women may even, if they dare, find common ground and friendship.”
My recording experience:
Another tale from Ms. Richards’ Goddesses Anonymous series that warmly combines the themes of friendship, family and life challenges, again taking place in the unique city of Asheville, NC. I loved both heroines featured in this one, Cristy and Georgia, and how their stories intertwine. I completed training to work as a tutor this year for our local literacy council, and Ms. Richards’ experience in this area is evident. She lets us in on Cristy’s world – both her amazing ability to get around her inability to read as well as the huge obstacles it puts in her way. I also loved how Richards included audiobooks as a way to bridge some gaps for adults learning to read! Ms. Richards includes resources on her website for those interested in finding out more about issues addressed in each of the Goddesses Anonymous books, including a link to ProLiteracy. And it just so happens that a group of narrators (including myself) under the name Spoken Freely, has created a collection of short stories and poetry to benefit ProLiteracy called Summer Shorts ’14. Sometimes its amazing how things are connected!
Listen to a sample here: