The characters in the latest book in the embroidery mystery series are going through a lot of changes, especially heroine Marcy. Although she has been living independently from her mom for quite some time now, Marcy experiences a little bit of a role reversal in this book because she has to be her mother’s protector.
Marcy’s mom, Beverly, is hired to oversee costumes for a Bollywood-style movie production. Beverly enlists Marcy’s help, and the director eventually decides Tallulah Falls would be a wonderful place to shoot some of the scenes. But when the movie’s lead actress is found dead, Beverly becomes the prime suspect. Now Marcy will do whatever it takes to exonerate her mother.
As my children have gotten older, I’ve seen our roles reverse now and then. I’ll ask my son to drive me to the store—not because I can’t drive myself but because I want him to go with me. I was showing him something on the computer the other day and laughing hysterically over it. He smiled and said, “You’re such a child.” My daughter will come and hug me, saying simply, “You looked like you needed a hug.”
It’s cool when your children nurture you. That’s how you know you’ve done a good job nurturing them. Still, you stand back and wonder where the time went. Have you seen FATHER THE OF THE BRIDE with Steve Martin? The scene where the daughter walks down the stairs, aging from the top to the bottom, always makes me cry. It sometimes feels your children really do grow up in the blink of an eye.
How do you deal with changes in your life—especially the biggies like your children going off to college or getting married? Leave a comment telling me below, and I’ll enter you to win a signed copy of CROSS STITCH BEFORE DYING.
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