With Obscure Boundaries, I continue the Dr. Naomi Alexander experience with a story about the complicated pain of grief and its impact on a family trying to heal. Jeff Winthrop is seemingly “haunted” by his first wife, but needs to give serious attention to the actions of his present wife …
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Obscure Boundaries is a story of sorrow and mystery—and redemption.
More on the OB crew, coming soon.
You read Obscure Boundaries, but did you read it?
You heard from Naomi, Jeff, and Mallory in OB.
Was there a character that touched you most?
Classical music plays a key part of the Dr. Naomi Alexander novels because it’s a part of her character. Jeff and Julia Winthrop often bonded over music in their attic studio. Jeff uses music as a form of inspiration to relive memories. Mallory’s appreciation for Funk comes from her mom and dad. Ruth plays gospel music often. As with Like Sweet Buttermilk, the music of Obscure Boundaries is integral to the story, conveying both mood and message. Check back for my perspective on the music selected for the story.
Recipe - Banana Upside-down Cake
Naomi's daughter, Leslie, improved on this recipe, making it her own—much to her mother's surprise and delight. Click here for a recipe for this cake that you can add your own special twist to, too.
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In Broken Benevolence, Dr. Alexander provides trauma counseling to crime victim, Cecily Brooks. Attacked during a home invasion, Cecily has more than her personal mental stresses to overcome.