For Book Beginnings:
It was just past three in the morning when Sara Phillips looked over to the clock on the nightstand. Tazzie, why can’t I sleep like you? Snuggling close to her Rottweiler, feeling the short black-and-tan hair on her cheek and the robust contour of the dog’s chest, she felt a comfort that she was not alone. She wondered how many pills from a nearly full bottle of Ativan in the bathroom would be needed to take her life.
- p. 11
For Friday 56:
Her ego had built walls of protection, defense mechanisms, to avoid facing the crap she spewed to others about who she was.
- p. 56
Synopsis of His Name Was Ben by Paulette Mahurin: Hearing the words “it’s cancer,” threw Sara Phillips’ life into chaos, until an unexpected turn of events and a chance encounter with a stranger changed everything—his name was Ben. Based on real events, Ben and Sara discover that when all else fails, healing can come in the most unexpected ways. Chilling and heart wrenching, His Name Was Ben is a triumph over the devastating circumstances and fear experienced when faced with a terminal illness. In this narrative, the power of love conquers shadows and transforms the very nature and meaning of what it is to be fully alive.
From the award winning, best-selling author of, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, comes a story filled with soul and passion that will leave the reader thinking about it for days after the last page is closed.