If you like strong but vulnerable characters, emotional growth, and quaint backdrops, then you’ll adore Virginia'dele Smith’s celebration of joy.
Ashli Montgomery is a wife, a momma, and an author whose passion is sharing love stories, books, quilts, yoga, recipes, and all of her favorite things in life. She is quilting to mend the mind by spearheading and educating a community of friends who love quilts and quilting but hate Alzheimer’s disease through Quilt 2 End ALZ, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit she launched in 2019 to use her quilting hobby as a platform to advocate for an end to Alzheimer's disease.
Ashli writes under the pen name Virginia’dele Smith to honor Syble Virginia Tidwell, Adele Gertrude Baylin, and Etta Jean Smith. These three cherished grandmothers were beautiful role models to Ashli, teaching her to love without judgment and always put family first. Through Grandma Syble’s journals and appetite for books, through Momadele’s priceless cards and handwritten letters, and through many, many hours of visiting over fabric at Mema’s kitchen island, Ashli also learned to treasure words.
Escape to Green Hills
Ashli’s wholesome romances take place in Green Hills, a fictitious small town that could exist just off the Indian Nation Turnpike in southeast Oklahoma. Hidden among the lush green trees, Green Hills has mystical qualities of unity and encouragement. The community is designed and depicted how Ashli wishes the world would be: uplifting, supportive, helpful, and kind. There are all types of people in Green Hills, with all types of backgrounds and careers, and Ashli looks forward to sharing each of their stories for as long as the words keep flowing.
You can expect the fine folks of Green Hills to love many of the jobs and hobbies that Ashli loves: quilting, sewing, reading, writing, cooking, baking, book stores, libraries, tea rooms, hair salons, dress shops, boutiques, antique malls, crafts, home decor, architecture, real estate, teaching, and singing.
When you visit Green Hills, there will be football, and other sports like baseball, dance, and yoga. There will be doctors and nurses, firefighters and EMTs. There will be police and mayors and civil servants.
There will be tragedy and loss. There will be challenges and struggles. There will be a theme of facing Alzheimer’s disease and the fight to end it.
There will be love — heartfelt and wholesome love, sweet love, deep and emotional love. Lots and lots of love!
While these common threads will be woven within the stories, each one is unique and engaging on its own. Each one is an opportunity to escape to Green Hills for a few hours, visit friends, discover love, and enjoy a happy ending.
Community: a feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
More than just the fictional town from Ashli’s imagination, Green Hills is also a secret online community. Connect with readers, sew with quilters, participate in book club, take a yoga class, attend quilt guild meetings, swap fabric, share recipes...it’s an exciting and happening place - a hidden gem - and you’re invited to stop by, stay a while, and visit often.
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