A Tale of Marriage, Medicine and Murder

Why did you choose the title PERSONAL BAGGAGE?


I chose PERSONAL BAGGAGE as my title because everyone I know has baggage, and the better I know the person, the more I realize how much it affects his/her life.

In my story, Penny is particularly weighed down by her perfectionism and by trying to please everybody and, having a poor self image, she is obsessed with her appearance. Johnny, deeply affected by his father’s death, resists close relationships and fills his life with activity. The minor characters also carry loads, but we didn’t ‘walk a mile’ in their shoes so we don’t know where all of them are coming from.

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Chapter 18: Chapter Eighteen
"...The approach of Advent Season made everything worse; Christmas music exacerbated Penny’s sadness. Other years she had listened to carols, burned candles, and enjoyed a resurgence of anticipation as she simmered sugar, milk, and pecans, but this year her mother’s pralines would carry too much baggage. ..."


"In a story of evolving relationships, Margaret McMillion breathes life into her characters, especially Penny, who must find..."

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