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by Janice Beetle
Divine Renovations is a personal story of love, loss and faith. During a kitchen renovation, author Janice Beetle unexpectedly met her soul mate, only to lose him eight years later to cancer. Janice writes about the profound devastation that grief causes and how that manifests itself in everyday life. She also offers a story of hope.
“... an absorbing, poignant, compelling story that literally made me laugh and cry. It is moving, without being maudlin, honest without being confessional. And it is full of surprises. I never knew what this sweet, open-hearted, grieving woman was going to do next, and as a reader, I couldn’t wait to find out. Who knew a book that deals so head-on with loss and grief could be a page-turner?”
— Laurie Loisel, Managing Editor for Print, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Mass.
“A beautiful, courageous, honest description of love and loss and the toll that grief takes both in the short and long run.Thank you for revealing how love lives on even when we don’t.”
— Jeanne Ryan, Executive Director, VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, Inc., Northampton, Mass.
Janice Beetle is a long-time writer and editor for various publications in the Western Massachusetts area. The owner of Beetle Press, she also helps business owners and organization leaders develop written messages that communicate who they are and what they do, and she helps them to tell their success stories. She has published in newspapers, magazines — including Nick Jr. magazine — and journals. She lives in Easthampton, Mass., and this is her first book.