At forty-one, Juanita Lewis is running away from home, courtesy of a one-way ticket to Montana, a place that seems about as far away from the violence and poverty of the Columbus, Ohio, projects as the moon. She wants adventure and excitement–if such things exist for a pre-menopausal African American woman with three grown, deadbeat children.
Juanita’s new life in Paper Moon, Montana, begins at a local diner where a culinary face-off with chef and owner Jess Gardiner finds Juanita in front of Jess’s stove serving up home cookin’ that lures the townsfolk like a magic spell. And suddenly Juanita, who was just passin’ through, now has a job by popular demand.
Out here in this wide-open space, Juanita’s heart can no longer hide, especially when she sees herself through the eyes of the wonderful and eccentric people of this down-to-earth town. She’s happy in Paper Moon; she’s found a home, but can she stay? And then there’s Jess. She has always dreamed of romance, but she never planned on falling in love.
About the Author
Sheila Williams was captivated by stories as a small child and became an avid reader in first grade. Her quirky way of looking at life inspires ideas for her tales and she enjoys creating characters that are interesting and fun. She adds a touch humor in her writing because she enjoys making people laugh. She has written short stories for children as well as adults and may aspire to a full-length novel one day. She lives in Texas with her husband, two cats, and a dog. Her husband is an author as well and she edits for him. They both juggle their writing with working on their fixer-upper and are each other's inspiration.
“Dancing on the Edge of the Roof kept my heart and mind dancing through the pages. Sheila Williams, with her talent for detailed storytelling, expertly takes the reader on a poignant and humorous quest for self.”
Author of Read Between the Lies