Once A Widow, to A Stranger

Life has not been the same since that tragic night. MaryAnn, once an outgoing person, has grown to be incredibly quiet, does not smile. She knew she had to return to the salon to work, but not sure she can return-return to the place. A place where Eli proposed to her just after she cut his hair, the place she found out that she was having her daughter. She was just sitting at her kitchen table sipping what is now a cup of cold black coffee.

Author, Romance Novel, Books, Contempary

Have you ever put yourself in someone elses shoes? Try thinking how would you handle losing your parent’s before you even finished highschool and turn around and lose your husband the exact same tragic way you lost your parents. How would you over come these obstacles in life. That is the story of Once A Widow, to A Stranger. MaryAnn has to re-live the past in order to learn from it and move on. As you read MaryAnn’s story, pay attention to Tabitha. She is the main character as we continue the story of this small little town life.

How COOL is this! Found this article about the book!

Maranda Ballard’s New Book, ‘Once a Widow, to a Stranger’ Is a Ruminating Romance Novel About Finding a New Love After a Devastating Loss

Recent release “Once A Widow, To A Stranger” from Covenant Books author Maranda Ballard is a poignant contemporary fiction that tackles healing and giving oneself another shot both at life and love. 


ESTELL MANOR, N.J., July 6, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Maranda Ballard, a cosmetologist, a dedicated wife, and a warm mother and stepmother, has completed her new book, “Once A Widow, To A Stranger”: a beautifully-written prose recounting the unpredictability of circumstances in the life of the protagonist named MaryAnn. After dealing with tragedies and loss, this resilient woman is blessed by God with refuge and comfort in the arms of a true love.  

Maranda writes, “MaryAnn finally convinced her parents to allow her to join public school instead of finishing up her last four years being homeschooled. It was a day filled with excitement, love at first sight, tragedy, and losing not one but both parents. It was hard enough then to be pulled from the only home you knew and right back into homeschool. Years later, she finds herself married, living a few blocks from the home she once shared with her parents. It won’t be long until tragedy hits again. What will she do? Who will be there to lift her as she begins to fall, especially when she learns the truth about her husband?”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Maranda Ballard’s new book is an emotionally resonant novella that will require a box of tissues on the side as the author takes her readers to a well-executed narrative.

In this meaningful read, the author puts emphasis in letting go of pain, grief, and even the pain from betrayal. She believes that it is through forgiveness that a person can rise from shambles.

Readers can purchase “Once A Widow, To A Stranger” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

Covenant Books is an international Christian-owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.   

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