What do Eleanor Roosevelt, the cosmos & Chrysanthemums have in common? Find out in this tale of two soul-sisters on the ultimate quest!
Mona, entering adulthood in the 1970s, thinks she is ready for life. She's basking in the sunshine, about to be married, and hanging out with her best friend Chris. However, as the plans for Mona's future fall apart, she is adrift on a sad and lonely sea. It is her friendship with Chris which provides her with the steadiness she needs, and Chris herself who inspires Mona to face up to her problems and reconstruct her world. This story follows Mona and Chris through the unexpected twists that life has in store for both of them. From the first page to the inspiring finale, you'll both laugh and cry as Mona and Chris face crises with humor and panache. --- --- --- --- --- --- From the Author: There is a saying which goes "You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was" and I believe this sums up the concept behind this book. I actually owe Chris much more than this anthem, but perhaps sharing her wisdoms is a small way I can say "Thanks". Posted Recently On Amazon.com "It's hard to describe a book like Chris-Anthem. It is an inspiring and encouraging story of survival, struggle, change, friendship, love and, basically, life. The relationship between Mona and Chris is one that I think most people can relate to on some level, I think everyone has someone in their life who inspires them to be who they are. The development of the characters and the journey they take together through some of life's hardest lessons are so beautifully written that you find yourself wrapped up in their world, and rooting for them to overcome hardships and not lose sight of who they are. I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially if you need a little lift, and need to feel a bit better about the world!" Lori G. It's A Must Read (web-reading group) --- --- --- --- --- --- More Past Reviews "I read the book and really had a hard time putting it down. You are a fabulous writer." Franceska U. Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historical Assn. NY "I devoured Mona's tale in short order & didn't want the story to end - a sequel someday perhaps?" Myrtle L., R.N. "Chris-Anthem is a delightful story which offers much inspiration. Télor writes beautifully - I love the backgrounding of each scene. I can just smell the coffee, taste the wine and see the mums every time they are mentioned. It's a descriptive, word-picture type of writing that reminds me of Agatha Christie without the British accent! The story tackles the very sensitive subject of familial abuse, but does it in a way that shows love, compassion and hope. In the world we live in today, this kind of writing is refreshingly welcome and uplifting." Ed R., MN "I enjoyed this warm, true-to-life story of how friendship between two women help them deal with the ups and downs of life. Mona and Chris support each other in a book most women can really relate to. Beautifully descriptive, the book captures the spirit of change in this more mature 'coming of age' tale." Elizabeth C. Rockbridge County, VA "Yes, I read Chris-Anthem -- wonderful story and it brought to mind the importance of friendship over one's lifetime." Sandy S., Innkeeper "Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed reading Chris-Anthem. Now I'm interested in reading the sequel. The way it ended left me wanting to read more! Is there one in the works?" L.S., NC