In The Totaled Woman, author Marcia Veldhuis, mother of five, shows that truth can indeed be stranger than fiction. In this collection of true stories, she shares the challenges and joys of motherhood lived out in the home. With five precocious children and a brilliant (if impractical) scientist husband, Marcia invites you into her joys, sorrows, and difficulties. Readers of all ages will enjoy this book, which includes simple artwork by the author that adds to the humor and personality of the overall work. You will clearly see that joy in the Lord is the strength of family life. Paperback.
We all know that day-to-day living can be difficult or, at times, decorated with unexpected joys. But, life also throws out the unthinkable and unimaginable. When life comes at you, who needs fiction? The Totaled Woman proves that real life is much stranger than any fiction you ll ever read Comprising individual true stories, The Totaled Woman shares the challenges and joys from a mother?'s perspective in a home with five precocious children and a brilliant (if impractical) scientist husband. Marcia Veldhuis lays the reality of motherhood and life on the line in the individual events she shares with the reader. From chasing owls out of the house and setting shoes on fire, to donning goggles to peel onions and finding a dead husband, Veldhuis invites the reader into the joy, sorrow, hilarity and difficulty of each unbelievable situation. In The Totaled Woman, Veldhuis looks beyond the crisis of the moment and finds the lessons that God would have. Veldhuis says, These stories are true, totally true. There are perhaps some writers who would feel the need to pad truth with fiction or put several stories together to make that one seem more fantastical. This has never been needed in our home Day-to-day living has always been stranger than fiction. Readers of all ages will enjoy this book, which includes simple artwork by the author that adds to the humor and personality of the overall work. You will clearly see that joy in the Lord is the strength of families and thereby, nations.
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