In "The Journey Home"-Book #2 of Michael J. Sullivan's "Forgotten Flowers trilogy-Madeline Orsini had retired as Executive Director of Magnolia Garden, an exclusive assisted living facility in Charleston, South Carolina. Her life's dream of a husband and children long ago crushed by a savage assault, Madeline had resigned herself to a life of solitary contemplation of what might have been. However, a seemingly inconsequential project conceived by Jane Lincoln, Madeline's replacement, to construct family trees for residents of Magnolia Gardens would uncover her painful past and reunite her with a dream.
For Jane Lincoln, Magnolia Gardens and its residents would become the home and family she had never had. When she and Daniel Kilgore married, there were supposed to be no secrets between the two. For several years, no need existed for either to reveal the hidden truth. However, with Jane's emerging desire to have children and Daniel's determination to never again experience the excruciating pain of losing a child, their marriage was on the precipice of ending. The Family Day Celebration at Magnolia Gardens would result in an epiphany for Daniel Kilgore and the realization of a life's dream for his wife, Jane.
Their euphoric life would last a mere three months when an unspeakably horrific accident would bring Jane home to Magnolia Gardens and, ironically, provide Madeline with the second part of her life's dream.
Michael Sullivan began his career as a teacher at Sierra Conservation Center. After several years, he became a correctional officer and served for twenty-three years with the California Department of Correction, retiring as an associate warden in 2007. He has been a member of the Sonora Writer's Group since 2013. Between his wife and himself, they have four children and seven grandchildren.
Personal website: http://www.michaeljsullivanbooks.com
Chapter 1 - Madeline's New Horizon
Chapter 2 - Jane's Revelation
Chapter 3 - The Prognosis
Chapter 4 - The Family Tree Begins
Chapter 5 - A Visit to The Future
Chapter 6 - Time to Decide?
Chapter 7 - The Search for Linage
Chapter 8 - The Hidden Horrors of Willard Castleberry
Chapter 9 - Insight and Hope
Chapter 10 - Sally Gunderson: An Undiscovered Past
Chapter 11 - Madeline's Private Hell
Chapter 12 - Conflictions of the Heart
Chapter 13 - The Family Tree of Sally Gunderson
Chapter 14 - Never Forgotten
Chapter 15 - The Quest for Records
Chapter 16 - The Unraveling of the Past
Chapter 17 - Forever Loved
Chapter 18 - Six degrees of Separation
Chapter 19 - A Meeting of Fates
Chapter 20 - Love Hastened
Chapter 21 - Connections with the Past
Chapter 22 - Convergence
Chapter 23 - Daniel's Transformation
Chapter 24 - Family Day
Chapter 25 - Emerging Epiphany
Chapter 26 - Daniel's Revelation
Chapter 27 - The Dream Arrives
Chapter 28 - Two Years Later
Chapter 29 - To What Purpose
Chapter 30 - The Alpha - The Omega