It’s not every day that you meet a published author, and have the opportunity to build a special connection with them, but through one of my posts in the Twitterverse, I came to know Bernice L. Rocque, fellow blogger, family historian, public speaker, educator, and noted author of the award-winning novel, Until the Robin Walks on Snow.
This is a heartwarming novella inspired by real life events. Until the Robin Walks on Snow chronicles how, through resilience, faith, and perseverance, the author’s uncle–a 1 1/2 lb micropreemie born in 1922 to Lithuanian/Polish immigrants–beat the odds, and today, is a great-great-grandfather himself, several times over.
Taking place almost a century ago, the newborns of that time had no access to today’s medical advances; and, the rural surroundings in which baby Antoni spent his first harsh winter were also devoid of modern conveniences like running water and electricity. All of which make this story all the more incredible.
Until the Robin Walks on Snow is the perfect Christmas read for all ages. Click on the book cover image above to visit Ms. Rocque’s 3Houses website and learn more. Readers who are curious about the title do learn its significance during the story, both in its connection to one of the characters in real life, and to the symbolism in the story’s structure.
Visit Ms. Rocque’s 3Houses blog for more interesting articles about her family traditions, which feature tasty recipes and DIY posts, including one on how to make a pinecone wreath without glue or wiring.
Bernice L. Rocque’s 3Houses Zazzle store is also now open! Take a few moments to wander through it — you’ll find an eclectic and growing selection of products, from nature-themed greeting cards, coasters, travel mugs, plates, and journals to giftwrap, games, speakers, and iPhone/iPad cases.