by Nancy King
What would you do if you woke up in your usual life,
When her husband of forty years wants a divorce, shaken-to-her-core Laura Feldman embarks on a bumpy ride from her black & white Midwestern life to the bold colors of New Mexico. In this new landscape where anything might happen, Laura finds inspiration, strength, and transformation in the friendship of Santa Fe women who help her walk the winding road to self-discovery and the home of her heart.
Heartbreak turns to intrigue; a season of grief leads to a wig, a closet, a script, cookie recipes, new friendships, and a wide-open future.
Location. Location. Location. Nancy King gets it right when she explores how a woman radically changes her life by changing her location. A plant can't thrive in any old soil; it has to be the right terrain. Changing Spaces is a reminder that one can leave the past behind, find new soil, and thrive in a different, and better, present and future. I am agog at how brilliantly Nancy King manages to invest each character with such vitality, such strength, such weakness. Why do I care about a philandering husband? Or a handyman with a volatile temper? King puts herself in the skin of each person, and you get to see life through their eyes. This book is a page-turner. You want to see what happens to Laura, and what Zach does. You are anxious to know if she will pull off her disguise, which represents her new self. You feel like the proverbial fly on the adobe wall when you see how Laura learns the power of female friendship.
Nancy King guides Laura with a steady hand in this engaging tale of loss and empowerment to which many readers will surely relate.
A deeply felt and powerfully experienced tale...
Nancy King weaves a powerful story of one woman's gradual journey through shock and crisis, recreating her life through empowering decisions. Supported by a colorful cast of characters, she rediscovers her joy and loving heart.
Nancy King, Ph.D. is also the author of A Woman Walking, The Stones Speak, and Morning Light. Her nonfiction books include Dancing With Wonder: Self-Discovery Through Stories, an exploration of the writing and drama workshops she leads in the USA and abroad. Dr. King lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit her website at www.nancykingstories.com.
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