How happy I am to tell you about The Silver Lining by Hollye Jacobs, who has been a huge silver lining in my own life and in the lives of thousands she touches every day. I mean, wow.
If your life has ever been affected by breast cancer–and sorry to say that is waaaay too many of us, including me, which I wrote about here–this book is an invaluable, practical, beautiful, inspiring and empowering resource. “Beautiful and inspiring” aren’t words you expect to connect with books about cancer, but that’s exactly what it is, and why you want it.
Many people came to know Hollye through The Silver Pen, which she began writing shortly after begin diagnosed, mainly to keep her family and friends informed. As a nurse, her clinical knowledge served her well, and on top of that, she could actually write. The blog went viral and is a blessing not only to cancer patients and their families, but to all of us.
It has since evolved into a lifestyle blog that includes cancer but covers many other topics as well, such as fashion, books, and food. It’s just beautifully done, period.
Moreover, The Silver Pen, and now The Silver Lining, remind us that we always have a choice, that we can make a difference, that we are not victims, and that we can choose light over darkness, even in our darkest hours.
What do you get when a ray of sunshine beams through a silver lining? You get Hollye, that’s what. Now to get the next best thing, you can pre-order her book via
It will be in your hot little hands by this spring, March 2014. Minutes from now.
Meanwhile, in addition to the beautiful Hollye’s many gifts and talents, the girl can tie a scarf. She shows you how, here.
Tie one on, baby.
‘Til next time.