Kathy has been through the wringer - but she's come out on the other side.
A new day has dawned. There's fresh coffee, a warm donut, and a wealth of opportunities. Gratitude is the twenty-second entry in the Salem Massachusetts Mini Mystery series. The start of this series is The Lucky Cat. These short stories are being written and loaded one a day from October 1 through October 31, 2014. All author's proceeds from this series benefit battered women's shelters. Lisa has lived in scenic Massachusetts since 1986, with only two brief forays out of state.
One of Lisa’s ancestors was Ann Foster, who died during the Salem Witch Trials.
Ann Foster was a grandmother by that time and sacrificed herself to protect her daughter and granddaughter. Ann had been born in England, came over in 1635, and was 75 by the time of the trials. Salem reached its dark depths during those trials from 1692-1693 - but since then has healed, blossomed, and shines. It now features the amazing Peabody Essex Museum, a plethora of gorgeous historic architecture, and a beautiful coastline. It's well worth a visit. If you can't go in person, take a virtual trip through Lisa's first-hand descriptions!