March 1st, is the release date for The Thirteenth Gift, my latest book.
Ever since writing the first version of The Twelve Gifts of Birth for my daughters, I mused about a situation described in that book:
“…the wise women came to understand that the twelve royal gifts of birth belong to every child, born anywhere, at any time. They yearned to proclaim the gifts to all children, but the customs of the land did not allow that.”
I wondered, What did those godmothers do? And what happened as a result?
The Thirteenth Gift reveals the answers to this these questions–and others–when the book’s main character, Claire, a U.S. journalist on assignment in Eastern Europe, stoops to pick up a stone and meets Baba. The old woman explains to Claire why so many people throughout the world find stones alluring. The legend told by Baba has a profound healing effect on Claire.
I hope that this story will renew your sense of wonder…as it did for Claire…as it did for me.