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Trouble isn't something the art ladies set out looking for, but sometimes it finds them anyway. Life happens and this merry band of artists from the small town of Calhoun, including Stubby who is the former governor of Texas, face problems and misfortunes head-on. The daughter-in-law of one of the women deserts her family for reasons unknown in the beginning. This leaves art lady Shannon and the others in the group to pick up the pieces and help her eight-year-old twin grandchildren get on with life. The women are so committed to restoring happiness to these broken hearts that they participate in a mother-child softball game. Competing against mothers half their age, along with trying to corral a mischievous group of third graders, involves heart-warming and hilarious situations all at the same time. While this is going on, find out what Stubby, owner of the two-cow ranch, does to upset the apple cart by surprising the women and others in the community with a totally new endeavor that comes completely out of left field. Meanwhile, the missing daughter-in-law spins her own web of confusion and mystery that ties together the insecurities and formerly dead-end life of Lila, the homeless young mother introduced in It's a New Day.The attitudes of forgiveness, understanding, humor, and second chances are all brought to life in Don't Look Back. Members of the art group make choices on how to live life as they embark on the vacation of a lifetime and the issues they leave behind. These women will make you laugh, cry, and, more than anything, cause you to search yourself for what values you deem most important.
September 30, 2022
5.0 X 8.0 X 0.29 inches | 0.31 pounds
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About the Author
Raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Marcia (Marcie) Penland has lived in five states, and in Europe. She has a bachelor's degree in English and journalism, from The University of Texas, Austin. Having retired from a career in teaching for over 20 years, Marcie now spends much of her time painting and writing. She sells her paintings at art galleries and shows while participating in art leagues and studying with other artists. Her three recently published books combine Marcie's professional and personal interests while reflecting her priority of faith and relationships. A healthy dose of humor, camaraderie, and suspense is sprinkled throughout her writing.