ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
and publicist to some of daytime television's hottest stars. When her mother became ill in Florida, she walked away from that segment of her life and moved across the country to take on a new role: Caregiver.
One of Sandie's passions revolves around the rights of animals. She's been involved in fundraising for Lost Angels Animal Rescue for several years now; in fact, a portion of the proceeds of Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida will go to help the non-profit group with their expenses. And Lost Angels paid her back in a big way: They brought a free-spirited Collie named Sophie into her life after the loss of her 15-year companion Caleb.
It was her 8th novel that opened the door to finding her way as a writer.
In Sandie's words: "I guess most people would see my career as a publicist as a sort of dream job. But giving it up turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to me!" she declares. "Not only was I given the gift of getting to know my mother as an adult woman before she passed away, but I was also afforded the blessing of being able to focus completely on my dream of a writing career. I'm a Christian woman, first and foremost, so it was a bit of a dream-come-true when Summerside Press chose me as one of two authors to launch their new Love Finds You line."
ABOUT THE BOOK
But now, as her 50th birthday creeps up the icy Ohio path toward her, her hair has grown back, her energy level is up, and she is officially cancer free. It makes her nervous. After everything she’s gone through, Liv hates the idea of driving on icy roads and returning to work as an O.R. nurse in a local Cincinnati hospital.
Her best friend Hallie knows just the thing to break Liv out of the winter doldrums, while providing a safe haven of warmth, sunshine, and a time to regroup: a holiday in the Florida sunshine!
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I started this book on an airplane after one mishap after another followed me on my journey back to St.Louis. Airports and the travelling experience in general are not my friends. Two out of three airport workers of any job description seem to think that I'm something that they must endure in the course of their day(judging by their long suffering looks in my direction). I don't mean to be a pain in the neck, but I get really anxious without my husband doing everything for me. He knew what he was getting into, but he married me anyway! So anyway, I was feeling like a big fat weirdo when I started reading The Big 5-Oh! Co-incidentally, I also turned 50 on Christmas day, so I could really relate to heroine Liv Wallace's birthday trepidations. But enough about me!
Sandra Bricker writes engaging fiction about characters that make you smile. At the beginning of each chapter is an excerpt from a children's book that serves as an alter ego to Liv reflecting her need to overcome fear and start living in freedom and daring to believe in love again.
Sandra's style is easy breezy and not at all preachy. Just pure fun and laughs. It got me through my stressful flight and was the perfect story to help me safely land...
Oh, my husband was waiting for me, though an announcement over the intercom was involved.