When the Walls Come Tumbling Down by Dannye Williamsen
On a personal note...
I wrote this book in the summer of 2020 after my husband passed away. It was cathartic in many ways. It helped me deal with my grief, and it pushed me back into living.
When The Walls Come Tumbling Down is a touching, page-turning novel of triumph over fears and sorrows. As it unfolds, it serves to remind us that when a crack appears in our walls and widens, something new has a chance to appear.
Two generations apart, Ashley Stanford and Claire Montoya have very little in common until their universes collide. Each has built walls in their life to survive. Ashley, however, has a head start of nearly six decades over Claire as a brick mason of the psyche. Tragedies have brought them together.
For well over a decade, Ashley has been the caregiver for her husband, who now lives in a nursing home. Trying to rediscover her life, she meets Claire, who is homeless and being stalked by a local drug dealer for reporting him to the police. Ashley takes her in and soon discovers there is much more to her story than she could have imagined.
After committing to helping Claire, Ashley is now faced with her husband’s passing. To help her occupy her mind in her grief, Ashley joins Claire on a journey that could turn both their lives upside down.
Sharon Hensley Giarratana, a loyal reader, wrote: “I love the friendships that are formed throughout this book and how many lives are forever changed. It impressed me that you are never too old to start new beginnings and find that inner strength you never knew you had to start that next chapter in your life. Mrs. Williamsen has once again combined mystery, suspense, caring, and humor to make for a great read. Definitely another page turner!”
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