Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Inspirational Warrior Goddesses Reading List

Twenty-five years ago, I watched my mother battle cancer.   Now, I watch as my friends battle.  Tink and Queenie have similar stories.  The positive lining to this dark cloud is that treatment and early detection of cancer has improved the chances of survival for women, men, and children.  Cancer is no longer the automatic death sentence it once was.  We are grateful to all the researches and fundraisers that have worked to make this come about. 

Literature has also noticed the survivors.  The role of cancer was once to provide the pain and angst in the story.  Now cancer is the jumping board to a new lease on life.  Authors have delved into the psyches and fears of survivors and helped them to reach for their stars.  The literature is now a source of inspiration. 

Two of our auction authors have heroines who are cancer survivors.  In Heather Rainier's His Tattooed Virgin, cancer survivor Jayne uses the art of tattoos to blot out her treatment scars, taking back control of her body and what happens to it.  In Sable Hunter's Cowboy Heat, Libby has spent most of her young life in hospitals.   Now that she is in remission, she plans on LIVING!  The Warrior Goddesses spirit is alive and well in these heroines.  

So I sought out additional novels that featured cancer survivors to list here for you. I must send a shout out to the bloggers at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books who first compiled these titles in 2011. I simply cleaned it up and added a few titles.  Please feel free to add to the list in the comments below:

A Wife Worth Waiting For by Maggie Kingsley
Away From Me by Sophie Oak
Barefoot in the Grass by Judith Arnold
Because of You by Jessica Scott
Broken Destiny by Sally Wentworth
Cowboy Heat by Sable Hunter
Cruise Control by Sarah Mayberry
Here Comes the Groom by Karina Bliss
His Tattooed Virgin by Heather Rainier
Home for the Holidays by Sarah Mayberry
Lover Eternal by J.R Ward
Mystery of the Mermaid by Merla Zellerbach
Reconstructing Natalie and it’s by Laura Jensen Walker
Seaview Inn by Sherryl Woods
Snowbound by Larissa Ione
Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
The Last Good Man by Katherine Eagle
The Older Woman  by Cheryl Reavis
The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Time is a River by Marie Alice Monroe
Uplift by Barbara Delinsky
Wish You Were Here by Christie Ridgway

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful tribute to all the authors that have the courage to bring beauty out of something that is anything but beautiful. The stories are no less compelling and our super heroes deserve our praise.