The Light We Found
By Q.D. Purdu
Calla has survived divorce and developed her first newly-single crush on Ben, the special guy in her triple-two-step class. Life is rocking until her ex confesses a long-hidden betrayal, and Ben reveals the most hurtful secret of all.
The Light We Found is included in Mother’s Day Magic … with love, a collection of 12 novellas! 10% of proceeds from this anthology will go to the National MS Society for research.
Q. D. Purdu’s debut romance, DESDEMONA FINDS THE BIG O IN LOVE won first place in the Texas Writers’ League Romance category, 2014. To be released in 2016, Desdemona’s life is just fine until her ex announces on national television that he dumped her because she fakes. The scoop goes viral and plunges her into a quest to find the reason for her need to pretend. After stumbling through new lovers, a sex club, her old first love, and psycho-analysis, she finds the answer in an unlikely blunder.
Q. D. loves her rescued puppy, red wine, running through sprinklers, dark chocolate with sugared ginger, and anything wrapped in a corn tortilla. Her prized possessions include a hot pink Christmas tree and a garden full of okra and basil.
She hasn’t decided what she’ll be when she grows up, but whatever it is will be filled with romantic impossibilities.
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My review [rating=4.5]
An absolutely delightful story. The author has managed to a pack in so much emotion into a short story.
Calla is going through so much all at once. She’s a woman who finds out, several months after her divorce, that her husband had been cheating on her. Her daughter is attempting to mother her. Finding out that her divorce settlement has gone up in smoke and that she has to look for work again post retirement. She feels drawn to another man. Her trust issues prevent her from giving him a chance to explain himself.
Despite all her problems, her heart is in the right place – reaching out to children who need academic guidance and acceptance.
A sweet, happy ending, in which Calla finds love makes this short book complete.
I’m sure that the other stories in this collection must be fantastic too.
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