Family BlessingsBook - 2004
A holiday novella by the author of Crown Jewel continues the story of matriarch Loretta Cisco and her three newlywed grandchildren, who in the aftermath of a freak tornado experience a range of marital problems, including an unwanted pregnancy and fears of infidelity. 200,000 first printing.
A holiday novella continues the story of matriarch Loretta Cisco and her three newlywed grandchildren, who in the aftermath of a freak tornado experience a range of marital problems, including an unwanted pregnancy and fears of infidelity.
Simon and Schuster
Right before Thanksgiving, a freak tornado descends on Larkspur, the small town in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains where matriarch and candy magnate Loretta Cisco -- affectionately called "Cisco" by her grandchildren -- lives, and levels the home she's inhabited for fifty years.
Then there's more bad news: Cisco's beloved triplet grandchildren, Hannah, Sara, and Sam, all newlyweds, are experiencing marital problems and they refuse to confide in their grandmother about what's wrong. Sam's wife, Sonia, has left him, and Hannah and Sara fear that their husbands are having affairs. Why else would they be coming home so late every night and seem to be keeping secrets?
As the citizens of Larkspur help to rebuild Cisco's home in time for Christmas, she vows to work a holiday miracle that will hold her family together.
With Family Blessings Fern Michaels uses her keen insight into the emotional bonds between family members and the passions that bring men and women together to create an enduring novella that celebrates love, family, and forgiveness, and shows why she is one of the world's best-loved storytellers.