Each week we're visiting the characters from my newest release, "Awakening Avery," and designing a give-away around that character.
This week, meet widower Gabriel Carson, Anna Maria Island's most sought after bachelor and father of two narcissistic twenty-something daughters, Emilia and Gia.
Gabriel is a private and contradictory man who loves his home, his family, and Key Lime Pie. A gifted landscaper and florist, he can, by brawn and force, tame acres of wild land, and yet his gentle fingers can also prune and coax a fragile bonsai or a tender sprig of ivy along.
A similar paradox is evident in his relationships. This man who deftly guided a young, floundering boy to manhood, is now ripping himself from his home and family to compel his overly-dependent daughters to grow.
Ironically, the real estate coup that provides his excuse for escape places him in a summer house swap with widow Avery Elkins Thompson, a widow and mother seeking a healing place so she can save her own floundering family.
Avery isn’t sure if she believes in karma, but she does believe that places, like people, evoke a certain spirit or feeling. Gabriel's house has a good spirit about it; Gabriel’s spirit is here, in every nook and cranny.
Avery is now immersed in Gabriel's complicated world, and Gabriel is knee-deep in Avery's. With different views on religion and life, they still have much in common, much they can teach one another, if they can awaken to the opportunity life has thrown them.
And now things begin to get complicated.
THIS WEEK'S GIVEAWAY CHALLENGE:
Avery and Gabriel make hard choices out of love for their families. What hard choices have you ever made for your family?
Write your answer in the comment box. You must be a follower of this blog to enter, so click and join to play! This week's prize is a Key Lime Pie scented candle or a copy of "Awakening Avery."