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"No, nothing of nothing.
No, I regret nothing."
-Edith Piaf

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"No, nothing of nothing.
No, I regret nothing."
-Edith Piaf

 

About My Father's Husband

How do you deal with the discovery that your father is gay? How do you deal with the challenges of marriage and relationships? Where do you turn as an adult when the world just doesn’t make sense any more and is overwhelming?

Celia Booker learns that no matter how successful we are, we sometimes need a father-figure. As she travels thousands of miles to gain clarity on her crumbling marriage, she discovers guidance from an unusual source which teachers her about love, acceptance and forgiveness.

This is the story of love, family, marriage, forgiveness and growing up even when you are all grown up.

This is the story of Celia Booker

Celia Booker is a successful, strong, confident, career-woman who has all her ducks lined up just right. Work – Love – Marriage – Apartment with a view – It’s all there. Adulthood. Celia finally feels like she has ‘conquered’ the past of being a child of divorce, the child of a father who went from loving her mom… to loving men.

But life is about to shift beneath Celia. She is about to learn hard lessons about love, and she will have to re-learn what family means. Because when the strong, capable Celia needs a shoulder to cry on, she discovers that a woman is never too grown up to need fatherly advice. As she builds a relationship with a father she has had no contact with in a decade, she struggles to save her own relationship. As she faces lessons on love and marriage, she also is also faced with the new family member in her world: Her father’s husband.

Have enough courage quote Saint Valentine - myfathershusband.com

What inspired the novel My Father's Husband?

They say art imitates life, or something of that nature. But the truth is, sometimes life inspires art. This book is a blending of life and inspiration. All characters names have been changed. 

Some characters feel more real than others. Some things happened exactly as written. Others I had to simplify and fictionalize to not bore the poor reader with the details of life that is sometimes far more complex and complicated than fiction ever could imagine.

I'll leave you to decide which is which.

I started writing this when my own marriage was taking a deep nose dive and I needed a way to process what I was feeling, seeing, and hearing. This is a story of family and learning from each other. We keep learning and we keep figuring out life and the maze it leads us through. 

And thankfully, it's much easier with so many father figures around!

This is not specifically a story about gay marriage. And yet it is. It's a story of how marriage, any marriage, is an example of how people interact. How people love. 

Are you open to love and LOVING?

 
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