The Wilder Sisters is a series that I wrote based on the idea of a man with five daughters. There is something about a widowed, aging father who has five daughters to care for him in his later years.
The sisters have left their small hometown of Amherst, Ohio after graduation. Each one has chosen a different path. Not even the death of their mother brings the whole family back together for longer than a weekend. However when circumstances throw the sisters back in Amherst, they must face their past and the reason that they left as well as new issues in their lives.
These tales are not autobiographical although I am the oldest of five girls and was born and raised in Amherst. I wanted to write about the dynamic between young and old as well as a family who while never gave up on each other.
Forever Love is Syndie's story. She was hurt by a longtime friend and decided that Amherst didn't have anything to offer her after high school.
Beach Desires is Stacey's story. She has been hiding her true self for years and when she is faced with the idea of returning to Amherst, panics.
A Christmas Accident is Sherri's story. Pregnant with her first child she wants to return to Amherst for a family Christmas, but the highway proves dangerous.
There are two remaining sisters, Shovone and Sarah, whose stories haven't been told. But Amherst always welcomes them home!
Musings from Michigan