Local author, Beverly Hembrecht, will be signing copies of her book, “The Gift of Gabby,” at Flora Public Library, on Saturday, January 21, from 10:00am-2:00pm. Copies of the book, which was published by Christian Faith Publishing, will be available for $10.95.
The author has written for several years but it was primarily her first love: poetry. “The Gift of Gabby” is her first book. It is a true story that Bev lived when she survived cancer for a third time. A description from the back of the book states:
“This story is about a difficult journey through treatment for cancer. More importantly, it’s about the antics of a Canadian goose named Gabby who was raised by people in a house. The antics of the goose were told to the woman who had cancer, and he helped to heal her. The Stephen’s minister who knew the goose told the stories to the woman with cancer. It’s a story about a dangerous cancer and how a goose could heal people. This goose was special, and he was a gift of healing. This is a true story, and Gabby is a real goose. The Gift of Gabby refers to his gabbiness, and he was certainly a perfect gift.”
Bev lives in Flora with her husband, Bill. They’ve been married for forty two years and finish each other’s sentences. She has two children, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.