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Curious and quiet when very young, Isabel Ramos developed a robust sense of humor in her teens. That sense of humor, combined with a longing for freedom, would serve her well. Vivid memories of happy days on Cuban beaches and sad days in a boarding school at the age of seven still linger. Her passionate love for the piano sustained her through difficult times, and how she and her friends out-maneuvered a rigid boarding school principal is still cause for laughter at reunions. A time-honored celebration became the catalyst that took Isabelita from Candler, a college she loved. She enrolled in La Progresiva the following semester, another boarding school. While Isabel was growing up, Fidel Castro doggedly plotted his revolution, promising wonderful changes in Cuba. Those changes ultimately left the Ramos and Aguilar families only two choices-embrace communism or flee, at their peril. As two tyrants collided, the beautiful dark-eyed girl encountered a tall, dark, and handsome stranger who would change her life. Romance happens, no matter how many buildings are blown up. How she and her husband dealt with Fidel Castro's tyranny, more oppressive and threatening than anything anyone could have imagined, is a tribute to all who gave up everything they owned to become free. More courageous than they knew, she and her husband took their baby boy on a desperate long flight to Spain, which was not their final destination. Roses and Thorns focuses on events through seven decades in the life of the remarkable, unforgettable Isabel Ramos de Aguilar. Her courage and unwavering faith in God, a commitment she made soon after she and her little family relocated to Salem, Illinois, has sustained her through tragic loss, auto accidents, and life-threatening illnesses. She is small in stature but Amazonian in prayer, character, strength, and grace.

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Roses and Thorns, two-and-a-half years in the making, is the third memoir written by writer/novelist, Barbara Carpenter. Without a Quarter in my Pocket, the memoirs of Dr. S. E. Rubio, a Cuban physician who escaped from Cuba in 1961, was released in 2008. A short time later, she was commissioned to write A Nickel Can of Pork and Beans, the memoirs of Bryan Davidson, founder of WJBD AM/FM, radio broadcasting station in Salem, Illinois. The book was published in 2011. Carpenter is an award-winning poet, and her short stories and articles have appeared in national magazines, online publications, several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and the new Not Your Mother's Book anthology. Her three-book series, Starlight, Starbright, Wish I May, Wish I Might, and The Wish I Wish Tonight, published from 2003–2008, continues to be read and enjoyed nationwide. The setting, characters, and stories for the first Starlight book originated during the ten years Carpenter was a member of the Cedarhurst Writer's Roundtable in Mount Vernon, Illinois. With encouragement and critiques of her fellow writers, the book acquired a sequel, but it took a third book to complete the series. With the conclusion of Roses and Thorns, Barbara Carpenter plans to finish at least one of her four partially written novels. She has many interests, among them: oil painting, quilting, book club, writing, communication with numerous online writers, flower gardening, cooking. She is a voracious reader. She and her husband reside in South Central, Illinois. Their back deck is a fishing rod's cast from a small lake outside their home in a wooded area, part of a 125-acre farm. They have two children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandsons, as well as an aging rescue chocolate Lab named Speck.

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