Twice Around the Block, then the Park

by Frances Cardriche Leon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/14/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781663262233
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781663262240
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781663262257

About the Book

This story begins on June 28, 1959, when nineteen years old Janet, married Jake, a worldly man and eleven years her senior. Janet had high exceptions when they moved into their Shotgun cottage. She imagined that they would live happily ever after. She was not prepared for her future with Jake. Janet’s life experiences would have been devastating for most women but, she stood tall and turned each experience into opportunities to move forward faster than normal. Using money, she save from her household budget and her sewing, Janet secretly pursued a college education. During this time, she gave birth to two sons and earned her college degree and later earned two post grad degrees. Jake’s sudden death brought her family new challenges that they were well prepared for. Janet’s life became more meaningful and fulfilling when she met the man that was worthy of her love. This new life had its difficult time but, Janet’s experiences and training skills played a major role in easing the pain that came about. She always remembered that experiences are learning steps that you take one at a time and learn from each step.

About the Author

TWICE AROUND THE BLOCK, THEN THE PARK, is Frances Leon’s first novel and the culmination of a rich and varied background in the arts and education. Born in New Orleans, LA, Frances majored in music while attending Xavier University. But after graduating, marrying, having three children, and moving to Los Angeles, she began a long career as a teacher. When teaching drama, she penned her own plays for her students to perform. In retirement, she has made forays into modeling and commercial acting. “TWICE AROUND THE BLOCK, THEN THE PARK” is the result of her love of travel, culture, and most of all, family.