Today is our book club day for The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore. Our main character Emmalee has lived a tough life with little money, even less love. Her closest friend is killed in a tragic accident, and Emmalee vows to sew her funeral dress, much to the community’s dismay. It’s the first time Emmalee has a sense of purpose.
This multi-layered novel has given From Left to Write members plenty to write about. Head over to their blogs and join the discussion:
- Shannon from Shannon Morgan | Creative plans to write a novel this November.
- Tasha at Frozen OJ wonders if she could steal a baby.
- Rebecca of Life of an Army Wife discusses small town living.
- Michelle from Honest & Truly! reminisces about wearing her Sunday Best.
- Jessica Peyton at Aim High Writing considers what things she would teach her future daughter.
- Amy of Occupation: Mommy shares how her mom’s talent for sewing shows her love.
- Meghan from Crazy Casa K can’t imagine being a new mom without the support of friends, family and other moms.
- Melanie RG at the Seeds of 3 imagines what the funeral dress looks like from a sewist’s point of view
- Kelly of Cupcake Kelly’s knows motherhood doesn’t go the way she planned.
- Julie from A Good Joe relates to being a motherless mother
- Melanie at tales from the crib is sew, sew thankful for her mom’s sewing lessons.
- Robin of The Not-Ever-Still Life helped her children express their grief.
- Thien-Kim from I’m Not the Nanny made her own wedding dress.
- Jennifer Wolfe at mamawolfe reflects on motherhood.
- Leona’s tater tot casserole sparked quite the craving in Caitlin from Cait Plus Ate!
- Lisa from Hannemaniacs shared a wedding dress with her best friend.
- A Magical Mommy thinks grief is a strange bird.
- Bay from Queen Mother Blog tries Leona’s Hashbrown Casserole
Make sure to pick up your copy of The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore and let us know what you think. To learn more about the novel, visit Susan Gregg Gilmore’s website. You can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook.