In The Tempest, long considered one of Shakespeare’s most lyrical plays, Prospero, a sorcerer, and his daughter, Miranda, have been stranded on an enchanted island for 12 years. When a shipwreck—caused by the eponymous tempest—brings enemies to the island, the stage is set for comedy, romance, and reconciliation.
Debbie Macomber calls Knit Together the project of her heart. Whenever she speaks, her theme is simple: don't be afraid to dream. God created us for a reason, and when we come to recognize our deepest longing, we can discover His plan for our lives. Full of encouragement and divine empowerment for women, the book centers around the Bible's assurance that God knits each one of us together in our mother's womb.
Widowed early, Amber is content, maybe complacent, in solitude. She also has a reckless, belligerent side. Ben is an airline pilot turned successful writer caught up in the glitz of L.A. and its pitfalls at the cost of family, health, and direction. He's brilliant, crotchety, and determinedly pragmatic in the face of life's turns. They meet by chance (or was it?) and embark on a journey neither was seeking, or prepared for, culminating in an edge-of-the-seat ending that leaves the listener stunned.
"Ending was good"
The poems in Poems from the Shoebox were not written originally for publication, but rather from a need to express joy, pain, discovery, meditation, and conclusions. They were therefore stashed away in a shoebox that survived many relocations and stages of life from teenage years through retirement. When she transferred the poems from shoebox to a computer file, Nell Wiser discovered that they seemed to be almost a poetic autobiography which was categorical rather than chronological.