Linda Westphal writes feel-good stories, like THE HERMIT BOOKSTORE and THE MEDIUM.
Her stories include characters who explore life events that cannot be explained but are true based on firsthand experience, such as coincidence, help from people who have passed on, interactions with angels, intuition, and mind-body-spirit topics.
Eight months ago the unthinkable happened — Lacy’s husband died in a single car collision. She managed to get through the past few months, for the sake of their young son, but fears she has lost more than a husband.
THE MEDIUM is a touching personal story about a resident of Savannah, Georgia, who is struggling to find a way to begin again after the unexpected death of her husband.
In death, the one you love has left this world but he or she has not left you.
This heartwarming short story takes place in the office of a medium who helps Lacy begin the healing process and move beyond her fears.
The Hermit Bookstore
2015 TISBA Finalist, Fiction
Unexplained events happen every day. This is just one event.
On Tuesday the old farmhouse on Lotus Road is empty and locked, with a For Sale sign out front. On Wednesday of the same week, it’s a charming used bookstore. How is this possible? That’s the mystery Mary June, Mario, and Elisa have not been able to figure out. And it’s not the only surprise they encounter. The eccentric owner, Jolene Fields, happens to know exactly what book they should be reading.
THE HERMIT BOOKSTORE takes place in the small California gold rush town of Lotus, where three friends get the unexpected push they need to make fateful shifts in their lives. Come along and discover with these three characters one of life’s magical moments.
Sometimes all you need is a little push to change your life in a big way.