Once upon a time Kelsey Willoughby dreamed of writing best selling pieces. There were too many voices telling her she isn’t good enough. So, now she’s focused on trying to survive life in Nightfall of the Garden of Deep Time.
Paying the bills is hard, especially when you’re trying to keep a Beaux-Arts bookshop running and stay on top of Gran’s medical bills. Suddenly hotel developers are lurking about and the city is throwing out words like “eminent domain.” It feels like too much.
But one night the weeds in the vacant lot next door started to shimmer. Kelsey’s curiosity leads her straight into an elegant dinner party larger than can fit in the empty lot. Suddenly time has no boundaries and the illustrious creatives in attendance insist she must go deeper. She must confront her past, her fears, and the unknown.
Will Kelsey lose herself or find out who she really is? Will the secret to saving the bookshop be revealed? Will she understand what it truly means to pursue a creative life?
Nightfall in the Garden of Deep Time is the perfect for casual reading fans of The Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia. It is a captivating love story to creative writers and artists of all kinds.
More than that, it is a must read for anyone who feels a creative spirit. It will feed your soul and affirm your confidence. Kelsey learns her struggles are with the same insecurities, fears, and disappointments as every other creative being. But we are all met to create. Some create in art, music, or the written word. Others create in their organization, their vision, and their service.
I was caught up in world after wondrous world. Tracy Higley crafts a magical place I wish I could visit every night. I was swept up pondering what I would ask in the Garden. It left me pondering my own insecurities and hopeful abilities, curious how I define success in my life.
As the author writes, “Sunsets and forests are the art of God. The rest – the rest is the art of man, given skill to sub-create. And astonishingly, gifted to stir the same longings.” Tracy’s book is no exception.
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Katie Daniels is a speech language pathologist in Florida, where she resides with her husband and their pup-child. She has dabbled in professional and personal writing over the years, but only recently began sharing her work with others. She is a proud Florida kid who enjoys meeting new people, seeing new places, and all things related to laughter, travel, faith, Disney, reading, and F.S.U. football. She is easily bribed with donuts or mac ‘n cheese.
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