Embrace the Dawn to Live Again
Margo Ellen Leonard, was born in 1941. Mom wrote this novel, being inspired when I wrote my first full novel, Mercy Undercover, in 1998. After all, she was the artistic one; why not try her hand at writing. She could draw, make and decorate cakes, and crochet dolls, which she did for family, friends and as a side business. After her stroke in 2005, she didn’t remember writing Embrace the Dawn To Live Again, which were originally two separate manuscripts.
This tale of deceit in the 1950s to 70s, embodies the Fashion and Hollywood Theater Scenes. After Beth's husband, Ben, is accused of murdering his lover in Michigan, she leaves fashion world behind. Beth then moves to Los Angeles, where she meets Phil Bowman, as an understudy in one of his plays. Love blossoms, but her life is turned upside down when new evidence surfaces of her husbands innocence. Beth is torn between family issues, as her daughters love life leaves her in dire straights and their son holds in a secret .