Over to Christine now....
I first met my four children on the steps of an orphanage in the sweltering heat of the jungle. I’d traveled around the belly of the earth to arrive, and had nearly traveled into middle age. Certainly I was long past the age most folks start a family.
Despite my thin self-assurances, maturity hadn’t prepared me for motherhood. The kids were as badly abused and malnourished as any of the world’s Forgotten Children. My two younger daughters wore baby clothes even though they were nearing their 5th birthday. My older daughter (age 7) and my son (6) looked like toddlers.
Despite every cruelty the kids had endured they proved to be warm-hearted and brave in ways most of us can’t imagine. Each child harbored goodness, a deep-rooted decency that existed outside the hardships met. As the years passed, I was left wondering—how can children so badly abused rise above those memories to become surprisingly good?
That question drove the writing of The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge.
The novel addresses a truth about the human heart we should never take for granted—its ability to be drawn to the light. Yes, the world harbors darkness. Suffering and greed abound. What never make the headlines are the common moments of grace in everyday lives. People helping people. The love that secures a family. The acts of kindness that blossom every day.
If you’ve ever held an elderly parent’s hand or cradled a child in your arms; if you’ve ever waltzed across a dance floor with a man you love or smiled at a stranger for the sheer delight of sharing joy; rest assured—you, too are a Child of Light.
About the author:
Christine’s debut, Treasure Me, and her March 2012 release, The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge continue to earn 4- and 5-star reviews on Amazon, GoodReads and other sites. She has been writing novels full-time since 2004. Look for her next release, Second Chance Grill, in April.
Contact her at www.christinenolfi.com and @christinenolfi on Twitter.
Treasure Me on Amazon
The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge on Amazon
Thank you Christine for sharing with us today and all the best to you and your family! Congratulations on the release of The Tree of Everlasting Knowleedge and wishing you much success!