Kris Jones, Reviewer- Romance Junkies
"Not Your Everyday Housewife is not your ordinary romance."
Suzie Housley, Midwest Book Review
From the Author
Mix in the visit from my mother where she tripped over her suitcase and fell into the door--the night before she was heading to California to stay with my brothers. I drove her to the ER at 3:00 a.m. where the doctor loaded her up with pain meds and said she'd broken her humerus. She spent the next month sleeping on the recliner in our living room with me on the couch. Two months later, after several trips to the physical therapist, my oldest brother flew in to escort her to California. Suitcases are now prohibited in her room.
The night my mother fell into the door was also the night my middle daughter suffered a high fever and night sweats which resulted in a doctor visit the next morning, a pneumonia diagnosis and admission to the hospital. I spent the next four days between my mother in her recliner and my sixteen year old in a hospital bed. Despite my lack of sleep and horrible stress, I did not once suffer the migraines which plague me when I sleep too little and stress too much. God was indeed watching over me.
Somewhere along the way, I wondered if I could disappear for a little while. Maybe come back in a day? Two? Even after dinner? I'd even fix dinner first. That's when I got the idea for NOT YOUR EVERYDAY HOUSEWIFE. Life happens. I didn't run away, instead I ran into the book and wrote it for every woman who will read it and think of her own stories.
By the way, the kids are grown, four out of college, self-supporting, and truly a pleasure. The last one is slowly making her way through college. She's still a work in progress...maybe to get me all geared up in case I need to write a sequel! As for my mom, she still visits, and I enjoy a few weeks of great cooking, baking, and reminiscing! And my only job is to keep her upright...