JUST FOR VALENTINE’S DAY! A ROMANCE NOVEL ABOUT A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES. FOR THE FIRST TEN PEOPLE WHO CONTACT ME, I WILL GIFT YOU THE KINDLE EDITION OF “WHEN SHADOWS LINGER.” JUST EMAIL YOUR INFORMATION TO ME (MIRIKAL1210@GMAIL.COM AND PUT “SHADOWS” ON THE SUBJECT LINE). IF YOU PREFER A PAPERBACK, JUST PROVIDE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS AND I’LL MAIL IT RIGHT OUT. AND HAVE A HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

Accompany Maggie on her emotional journey as she seeks a new life after the tragic death of her husband. Thirty-one years old, Maggie relocates to beautiful Vermont to escape the constant memories surrounding her. As time goes on, her husband appears to her in various forms, such as a soft touch on her face or as a shadow. When she meets someone and their relationship intensifies, Maggie asks her late husband to give her a sign that it is okay for her to move on. Through the therapy that she provides to her clients who are dealing with loss due to death, family issues, and adoption, Maggie also works on resolving her own grief and is able to find new love. Available on Amazon in e-book and paperback formats. https://www.amazon.com/When-Shadows-Linger-Illustration-Babrove-ebook/dp/B0752G5Z7Z/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=PHYLLIS+BABROVE&qid=1581450155&sr=8-2

Free E-book on Thursday and Friday, 2/13 and 2/14—“Envelopes of Hope.”Available on Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats.

Barbara and Jim Randolph, a young couple starting their life together, settled Vermont. Known for its quality education system and low crime rate, they wanted a good environment for the children they hoped to have. Jim’s law practice flourished, and Barbara was a respected family therapist. With the birth of Carolyn, followed by Amanda two years later, the family they hoped for was complete.

When Amanda’s behavior began to decline in middle school and she then sank into the darkness of substance abuse, Barbara and Jim endured their own journeys as parents who were losing their child to a dangerous world. Barbara questioned herself as a therapist who was unable to help her own child, while Jim felt helpless and frustrated with the situation. There would be years of not hearing from Amanda, with occasional letters that would raise their hopes. With the strength and support of her family, Amanda finally deals with her inner demons and leaves the world of drugs behind, finding the love and happiness that escaped her for so long.

This story was inspired by my family member who battled with drugs for many years. One day when she was in rehab, I received a letter thanking me for not giving up on her. My goal in writing this novelette was for not just the person going through the battle of substance abuse, but also for their loved ones who are in it with them.

The sequel to “When Shadows Linger,” “The Primrose Garden,” is the story of the hurdles encountered by siblings as they try to keep their family together after the sudden deaths of their parents. When it is determined a year later that their parents didn’t die in an accident, the reader accompanies the siblings as they each struggle with the fact that their parents were murdered.
The story deals with family, loss, substance abuse, suicide prevention, and love. A suspense/ romance, it is sure to hold the interest of readers who enjoy both genres.

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“When Shadows Linger” and “The Primrose Garden” (the sequel) are both full-length novels. The main characters are social worker/therapists who deal with family issues, substance abuse, suicide, depression, and other mental health concerns.

“My Name is Rebecca: A Novelette” (historical fiction) is a story dedicated to all who have come, and are still coming, to America for a better life. It is a story of hope, family, and culture. As an added note, the photo on the cover is of my mother taken in 1931 when she was four years old.

Visit the Post page to read my first published short story, “My Joe: A Reflection.” It’s a story that will touch your heart.