I’ve been so focused on my spiritual path, world transformation, and ascension for so many years, that it is relaxing for me to read chick lit books. When I was in Scottsdale, AZ, I wandered into a Goodwill store and came upon the second book in Marsha’s series about a character named Lucy Hatch. I fell in love with them, stayed up late reading, immersed in the East Texas environment and lives of these colorful people. I started with book two, so found book one and three at the library and I’m in the process of reading book three now. They read like a good country western song (and this coming from a woman who doesn’t generally listen to Country western music).
I love the passion of Lucy, the blossoming she undergoes as she awakens to her own desires, love of the land, commitment to family. The books explore family and how you form a family from broken homes, mixing children in from past marriages, recover from absent Moms, absent Dads, how you work through the differences that come up in relationship. The books discuss how you reconcile your desire for community, family, and home with bigger desires and aspirations, whether they be musical, like the ones of Ash Farrell, Lucy’s lover, or a simple farmer, like Lucy’s previous husband. How do you make room in your dreams for other people, do you have to choose one over the other?
And since I love music, grew up singing and playing an instrument, I love how especially in book two, the author explores the power of music, how it informs a musician’s life, drives him/her, arises within her/him, and runs from generation to generation.
So if you are looking for a read that hooks you in and takes you on a journey, I recommend Marsha’s books!