Reflections of a Quiet Storm
by Patricia A. Bridewell
Xpress Yourself Publishing, LLC
As CEO and owner of a new nursing registry, Pauline Bridges is striving to reach the height of success, and then unexpectedly tragedy strikes. After a near fatal automobile accident, she climbs from the wreckage unscathed. Shortly thereafter, God begins to reveal her past.
Chronicled in a series of stories, her life unfolds through a long journey; a pathway that unveils many secrets that not even her children had been told. Memories, dreams and flashbacks of her mother’s abuse at the hands of her stepfather, a rape during adolescence, her brother’s stormy lifestyle, and the agony of a marriage that was destroyed by her ex-husband, Naman’s infidelity and substance abuse, all return to torment her. Then there is the shattering memory of the unsolved murder of her former boss, a vice president for a major recording company. The ditch grows much deeper as she struggles to help her children through their crises, and also learns that her friend, Vangie, is having an affair with her best friend, Bethany’s husband, Darryl. Keith Maris steps into her life and opens her heart to feelings and emotions that she didn’t know still existed. His strong support and her faith bring resolutions that pave the way through a chaotic triangle of family issues and an illicit love affair., in Reflections of a Quiet Storm.