When Red Heads with Curls Write Books…

…they title them “Let’s Pretend We’re Normal” and think people will read them.

Let's pretend we're normal by Tricia Lott Williford

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And they may be right! At least, this red head has my number. She knows I’ll read her book, I’ll write her up in my blog, and I’ll share the title of her book. It’s almost like I’m forced to do so by knowing her for the past five plus years, who could help it?

Nope, the book isn’t wrong side up, it’s all upright and dare I say it… normal.

Tricia Lott Williford broke teeth on her first book about two years ago, brought tears to my eyes more times than I can count… Okay, reality check, the girl made me cry-out-loud more times than I care to remember throughout the writing of the book, and then the reading of the book. And now – she pretends to be normal.

But still, she knows I’m going to READ her book, even if… I have to buy one. Yeah, I’ve already pre-ordered my first copy.

Author Tricia Lott Williford

Find more of Tricia’s books here

So what does Ms Tricia write about? She writes about life as a single mom. About losing the love of her life in a shocking pre-Christmas case of the flu in 2010, instead of bickering with her children over which present they got to open on Christmas Eve. About living life with the pain and agony that comes from life changing, horrific loneliness, as a result of the trauma that sends a girl scrambling for her pillow instead of the door in the morning as the kids ready themselves for school. About life. She writes about LIFE.

And as she writes, “and life comes back” – it does. Life does come back. And she begins to feel like there may be real life available, and she begins to pretend she’s normal…

Kind of like a million other single moms…

Single moms who may or may not have lost their husbands to death, but they’re busy raising their children, and too busy to worry so much about being normal.

Instead, they just pretend…

Don’t miss her amazing book. I haven’t read it yet, but I know – it will be amazing.

and life comes back

and life comes backThe saga of death takes a toll on any relationship. No matter how firm a foundation you stand on, together, when one fades from life, the other must go on living.

The story that unfolds when one young mother becomes a widow three days before Christmas will scar your heart forever. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll die a little and then life comes back… slowly.

Ever so slowly the panic attacks will subside and each day, every single 24 hour period that passes, you’ll realize… it’s only a day. Life will come back and you’ll be complete. Not that you won’t always have a hole in your heart, a space where love leaks out, or a tiny spot that always and forever aches for that one person who is no longer part of your life, you will. But life, the living moment of existence sparked with joy that once held you captive will come back and the moment will surprise you. It will delight you. It will overcome you and you will know that your bright light is shining again…

So the story goes –

A young widow, madly in love with her husband, holds him in her arms as he takes his dying breath. This moment captures her, yet she fights her way to freedom, unapologetic asking questions, questioning God, and struggling to reclaim the portion of herself that commands each breath of life to be taken, even through the pain of losing the love of her life. She tells her story of reclaiming life in fresh, revealing quips and stories that allow the reader inside the secret world of pain, agony and desperation that she feels and shares best in her story.

From a parenting moment shared with her husband to the delicate story of his death and those moments after when she struggled back from the edge, the emotional pilgrimage in these pages will captivate your heart, bring tears to your eyes and encourage you to go one step further and care with all that is inside you. A non-fiction, reality brings you in so close you can taste the tears…

Be sure to grab your copy of “and life comes back” by pre-order – HERE.

Tricia Lott Williford shares her heart almost daily on her blog.

Tricia Lott Williford

As a writer she will stir your heart, remind you that the words you put on paper are more than just words on paper, they are your words, written from the heart, shared from the soul and revealed before the world, open to hurt, pleasure and greatest pain… As a reader she will open your heart and fill you up with words your soul must hear.

Click the the link and go visit her blog for more of her story – you’ll be glad you did.