What makes a place feel like home? A mothers embrace, the warmth of new friendship, a sweet reunionall can be found in these unforgettable stories THREES A CROWD Fern Michaels This Mothers Day will be the first in three years that Samantha Stewart has spent with her parents. And shes bringing a very special giftthe baby granddaughter theyve never met. Sams work as an overseas reporter was exhilarating and dangerous. Now shes seeking stability for little Carolineand answers for herselfand finding them in a homecoming full of surprises NEW BEGINNINGS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS Donna Kauffman The moment she set foot in Blue Hollow Falls, Dubliner Katie MacMillan felt right at home. Back to help with her sisters pregnancy, shes contemplating her own future, especially when she confronts Declan MacGregor, her childhood tormentor and first crush. This Blue Ridge town was supposed to be a new beginning, but can it also be the setting for a second chance? BRING ME HOME Melissa Storm For Hazel Long, spending time with her bedridden father is bittersweet. Theres comfort in the friendship offered by other hospital visitorsand the kindness of a handsome male nurse. And when Hazels father begins to tell her the story of the mother she barely knew, its an unexpected chance to bond, and a lesson in making the most of each new day
Self-described as someone who can scribble notes and tell great stories, author Fern Michaels, aka Mary Ruth Kuczkir, is a very prolific writer having written 147 books, with 90 being on the New York Times best sellers list. She was born in Pennsylvania, coming into this world as "a dinky little thing", as her father called her. She spent the early part of her adult life becoming a wife and mother of five children. After her children were grown, she separated from her husband, who was a very negative person, and began putting pen to paper to begin her writing career. She had always loved books, and writing one seemed to be the best chance for her to make her own way through the rest of her life. Her first manuscript was not published, but the second attempt was, and so began her illustrious career.
Her successful career allowed her to put all five children through college, on her own, which she claims is one of her most proud accomplishments. She says that when all is considered, family is the most important thing. Fern also bought a beautiful old (300 year old) plantation in South Carolina, where she still lives today. Her grandmother gave her very sage advice many years ago, which she lives by today.......when God is good to you, you have to give back. She developed the Fern Michaels Foundation which grants four scholarships to deserving students. She also opened a pre-school and day care center for single moms who are having a hard time supporting their family.
The quote that best describes is a Dutch saying.......If you can't whistle on your way to work, you don't belong in that job. She follows by saying, "I whistle all day long".