Lavender Blue

by Michelle Crystal



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/30/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781546216537
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781546216544
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781546216520

About the Book

“We're Murdocks—we can do hard things.”

Rachel Tate enjoys an idyllic life—an attentive, handsome husband, three healthy, beautiful sons, a comfortable lifestyle—but when disaster strikes, she stands to lose it all. Rachel, a former lawyer turned stay-at-home-mom, struggles to make sense of her new life, find a path to happiness, and gain peace of mind.

Attempting to heal her family's deep emotional wounds proves more difficult than Rachel ever anticipated. Surprising repercussions follow their insurmountable tragedy, leaving Rachel drowning in grief, self-pity, and doubt. As a favor to her mother, Rachel assists in cleaning out her ailing grandmother's home. There, she stumbles upon journals from the late 1800's, authored by her great-great-grandmother, Anna Murdock Pierce. The two women exist centuries apart, but seem to live nearly parallel lives. As Rachel grows in the knowledge of her ancestor, she begins to accept herself. But will learning about the past bring insight to Rachel's present—or will the daunting trials she faces get the best of her?

Past, present, and future collide on Rachel's journey to understanding

About the Author

Michelle Crystal bridges the gap between commercial and literary fiction. She started writing poetry in elementary school, receiving publication at an early age. Her poetry background lends fluidity and symmetry to her fiction. Addicted to metaphor, she can find one in just about anything. Her family endures her regular, boundless allegories, she discovers in everyday events. Spending hours looking for the right word or simile, is not an uncommon event, and she won’t rest until she finds it. Clichés curdle her stomach and are not allowed utterance in her home. If she’s not writing, Michelle is probably out scouring thrift shops for some rare find or refinishing furniture. She has held many jobs over the years—waitress, retail manager, caterer, floral designer, woodworker, and preschool owner, but her favorite jobs are wife, mother, and writer. Lavender Blue is her debut novel, which she hopes is just the beginning.