aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Everyone She Loved

About the author
A year ago, author Sheila Curran was just finishing her radiation therapy for tonsil cancer - therapy that left her with third-degree burns inside her throat!

But her cancer was caught in the early stages, and she has regained the use of her taste buds and salivary glands - little things that mean a lot.

You can read more about Sheila's journey: http://www.sheilacurran.typepad.com/

About the book
Books are born in strange places. Sheila Curran’s latest was conceived in the front seat of a car while her friend drove and their daughters chatted in the backseat. The women were discussing an article Curran had written about two young girls whose parents had died within months of each other.

While talking about the tragedy, Sheila realized that choosing the perfect guardian for her kids—one that would raise them as she would--would be next to impossible. Even tougher to swallow would be the possibility that if she died first, her husband might marry someone awful, and then she’d have no control at all. Unless, she mused, she could get him to agree that if he remarried, her sisters and friends would have to agree to his choice of bride, just to prevent some wicked stepmother from moving in.

And thus was hatched the idea for Everyone She Loved: A Novel, an utterly engaging tale that explores the faith one woman placed in her dearest friends, the care she took to protect her family, and the many ways in which romantic entanglements can confound and confuse even the most determined of planners.

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