Grieving Widow Finds Solace in the Lover of Her Soul

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Discovers that God is real and is always faithful.

For author Margaret Newnes, death struck its cruel blow with no pity, no warning. Four years of a dream-come-true marriage extinguished in the stillness of the night. Percy, her love, her life, and her winsome Air Force pilot husband, was gone. Newnes was left widowed, crushed, unemployed, and with three children, the eldest just over 3 years old. Then came the devastation of a spinal injury, followed by one surgical disaster after another. But in the pain, Margaret found laughter. In the darkness, she saw a radiance. In the crushing, she found a fragrance. What makes her smile? What gives her hope? What is it about her that encourages others more fortunate than herself? That's what her book, Crushed for Fragrance: A Real Life Story ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-60477-435-1), is all about!

Says the author, "God is real. God is faithful always. God is all He promised He would be. He works through ordinary people. Our impossibilities are truly His opportunities. Because in the midst of all my hardship, grief and despair, God had proved Himself time and time again."

An Anglo-Indian nursery school teacher with a devout desire to be a Catholic nun, the author soon met and married Percy Newnes, thereafter became a young widow, and then fell in love with Jesus. After losing the love of her life, however, she was won by the lover of her soul, and God commanded her to write a book about the experience. Newnes hopes her readers will see that "God never crushes us to break us, but to release the fragrance of His love in our lives so others may know He is real."

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 4,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Crushed for Fragrance through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Salem Communications is the country's leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet and magazine publishing.

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