“I’ve always deserved better. Nobody ever told me so. It is simply a fact I’ve always known to be true.”
After surviving the loss of both her parents – one to illness and the other to abandonment – Bernice Rosin finds herself at a South Dakota orphanage that will never feel like home. Longing for a life free of poverty and misfortune, she takes matters into her own hands, determined to secure her own happily ever after no matter the cost.
In 1948, a relocation west promises a life rich with upper class pleasantries until a naive mistake shatters both Bernice’s pride and her heart. Convinced she can still rise above her allotted station, she returns to South Dakota to calculate her options.
Desperate for a hero all her own, she singles out John Smith, a simple man with a kind heart and a gentle smile. John appears to be the perfect escape from a life fraught with disappointment. The fact that he comes with the baggage of two children and a past he seldom speaks of, has little bearing on her new obsession. Caught unprepared for such cleverness and deception, John falls right into the path of Bernice’s affection as she has set her sights on changing her last name to Smith, even if she has to steal it.
Not all of war’s destruction takes place on the battlefield.
A heart warming tale of love, life, and friendship. Becoming Mrs. Smith is sure to transport you back in time to pre-war, small town America where a young couple’s love story begins to unfold.
Violet’s heart flutters from the scarlet fever she survived as a child, and it beats faster at the sight of John Smith, the man she plans to marry. America is entrenched in WWII, and when John enlists, Violet is certain she won’t ever forgive him for dashing their dreams. As the realities of war slowly overtake her life, Violet’s days are filled with uncertainty and grief. She struggles to maintain her faith in John, as the world as she knows it, crumbles around her.
Becoming Mrs. Smith is a beautifully written, emotionally charged novella that paints a vivid picture of the life and times of America’s home front during World War II. The inspiring, and at times, heartbreaking story of a woman’s struggle to reclaim what she lost is both poignant and heartfelt. War stole the man she loves, and childhood illness weakened her heart–perhaps beyond repair. While guns rage in Europe, the war Violet faces at home may be even more devastating.
Peace, serenity, balance… it is all attainable-if you just Breathe.
It all comes down to breath. If we don’t breathe deeply enough, we cannot fill ourselves with the joy and beauty of the world around us. If we don’t release that breath, we cannot let go of all the hectic ugliness that goes hand in hand with living in a modern and complicated world.When you start on this photographic journey-this path of quiet insight and reflection-you will start to breathe again. You will immerse yourself in these diverse and beautiful images and thoughtful words, and find rejuvenation for your heart and mind.
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