This summer, when I had dug out the manuscript to review, I came upon the poem, and once again it struck that same nerve. It was perfect for this book. It appears in the front just before the story starts.
If Mary had read this poem, she’d recognise herself. I know I did. I’m sure other women will, too.
The short poem is by Alexandra Andersen. The Internet states this about the author:
Alexandra Andersen is a romance author, online editor, and founder of Wine & Drama. Alexandra is an avid traveler and spends her time drinking coffee and wine in between writing. It is her firm belief that the universe expands to allow you to realize your inner most dreams and desires.
Sounds like a good life, one not void of much.
She felt like an open bottle of Champagne, slowly going flat.
She looked into her soul and saw a void.
She discovered that within her was a bubbling yearning
to be so much more.
She finally realised she was the only one who could fill that void
and truly give herself what she needed.
If you ever read the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes, I think you’ll find Mary in this poem.
the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes
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Release Date: October 27, 2020