As the wife of a young and successful attorney and mother of three lovely daughters Isabel has everything going for her...until she discovers her husband has been busy with other pursuits. The fortune she commandeers from him sets her up for a life of extravagance and travel. Her daughters grow up in wealth and discord. They flee the homefront to find their own horizons, and Isabel ultimately finds herself rich and alone. As age takes its hold on Isabel she recognizes her own mortality and masterminds a plan she hopes will bring her daughters back together. Isabel's Journey is an expedition not only of geographical significance, but also a journey of understanding the human dynamic where self absorbtion fosters loneliness, and where families are not automatically close and loving. The journey will take readers to places they may have been before in their family relationships.
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Delores Feeken-Schmidt grew up as a military dependent, travelling and living around the world. Through her travels she experienced not only beautiful destinations, but also the psychology of people in different cultures and environments. As she thought about the advantages of travel and wished her children could have had a similar background, the seed of Isabel's Journey took root. When her mother successfully completed her goal of visiting all seven continents and brought virtual trips home to her family through her travel stories, fact met fiction, and Isabel became more than just an idle dream. In November 2010 Delores joined the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Isabel and her daughters were born and quickly took over the manuscript, leaving the author with the responsibility to pen the story as they told it. 50,604 words later the preliminary novel was done and ready for considerable editing. With a lifetime of experiences to draw from, Delores looks at everything with an eye toward writing about it. She has been writing since she was a teenager. Looking back at early endeavors, she shakes her head and understands why they were rejected, but admires that girl who took a chance. She won awards for some of her early writing and was proud to be named Poet Laureate of her Senior Class of Western High School in Anaheim, California. Delores currently lives near Lincoln, NE with her husband, two independent cats and an adoring pound puppy, and a pampered poodle. She is a member of the Nebraska Writers' Guild, and is excited to announce Isabel's Journey as her first published novel. You can contact the author at email@example.com Enjoy the journey!
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