As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"

Hometown Girl by Michele Ashman Bell

Review by Valerie J. Steimle

The second book of the Butterfly Box Series, Hometown Girl focuses on Jocelyn Rogers' life. Jocelyn inherits her grandmother's house in Milford Falls, Washington which is many miles away from where she lives in St. George, Utah.

The house must be taken care of or sold. Her "Butterfly" friends encourage her to move there and start a new life. How will she survive? Who will she meet? With no employment or friends or family, Jocelyn must take a leap of faith to go. The time she spent there when her grandmother was alive was troubling and her family life was not happy. What will happen to her?

Mrs. Bell writes a wonderful story which takes you right to the heart of our heroine, Jocelyn and her trials of an unstable mother and a terrible secret she has kept to herself for many years. A story of self-forgiveness and finding love as well as a wonderful clean, LDS romance of taking chances, and finding friends.

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