Rubies – Escaping the Curse – A New Life for Kaja

Last week when we left  our heroine she had just lost her son and discovered a new side to the man she had begun to hate. Kaja came from Norway with full intent of returning there for her two daughters she had left behind.  When she raped by her employer and became pregnant, she was forced to marry him and stay in America. Hans is … Continue reading Rubies – Escaping the Curse – A New Life for Kaja

Rubies – Escaping the Curse – The Death of a Child

Last week you read about the terrible accident in which Kaja’s 18 month old child is burned over her entire body by hot grease.  Today we see the outcome of that tragedy and how Kaja’s anger for her husband throws her into heartbreak.     She finally sees a side to her husband that she never knew existed and she now has new hope for her future. … Continue reading Rubies – Escaping the Curse – The Death of a Child

Rubies – Escaping the Curse – Kaja’s Sin

Welcome to another installment of Rubies – Escaping the Curse – The Beginning. Our series begins as a young Norwegian girl leaves her home seeking work in America. Kaja’s father cursed her on his deathbed for her disobedience when she married a vagabond musician.   Abandoned by her husband and without a means to support her two daughters, Kaja leaves them with her mother in … Continue reading Rubies – Escaping the Curse – Kaja’s Sin

Rubies – Escaping the Curse – Kaja’s Burden

Many of us are faced with difficult family situations during our lifetime.  It is how we deal with these problems and the decisions we make that can have a lasting impact on our lives and that of our children.  This was particularly true for Kaja Ericsen when she arrived in America to make a new life. It wasn’t long after Kaja arrived in America that … Continue reading Rubies – Escaping the Curse – Kaja’s Burden

The Real Truth About Rubies – Escaping the Curse

Last week I told you how the idea for Rubies originated and how my mother told me the story of my grandmother’s journey from Norway to America in 1913.  In this week’s video, I mention the expected duties of housekeepers in those days and what Kaja endured on her first job in America. Below is a book excerpt showing the saddest day for Kaja when … Continue reading The Real Truth About Rubies – Escaping the Curse

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Rubies – Escaping the Curse – How it all started

If only we could go back in time and change the course of history. Wow, how many of us have wished that we could do just that.  Of course we all know it’s impossible to change the past yet we must live with the future. When I began to write the Rubies Saga it started out as a short story about my grandmother’s journey from … Continue reading Rubies – Escaping the Curse – How it all started

What Really is Domestic Violence?

In our society today we are plagued with this question over and over.  Almost daily we hear of women, children and even men at times being abused by a spouse, partner or family member.   But we must then ask ourselves the question:  what really constitutes domestic abuse? Some will explain it as physical violence against a spouse, child, partner or family member, but is it … Continue reading What Really is Domestic Violence?