SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY) - Carmen Eleanore Hodge Carrington, at 99 years old, may soon be helping to curb the growing trend in divorce and relationship disruption through her memoire, Love is Forever… written by #1 Bestselling author, of Success from the Heart, Dr. N. Erna Mae Francis Cotton. Oswald Francis, educator, retired journalist and author of “In Emilio Wilson Park with Uncle Joe,” a soon to be released children story book states: “At a time when the divorce rate internationally is alarmingly high and marriages are short lived, it is imperative to read, “Love is Forever.”
In a press release, Oswald Francis stated: “In this compelling, absorbing, and easy to read book, Mrs. Carrington, a 99 year old Saint Martiner gives a vivid account of the struggles and sacrifices one might have to endure to attain a fulfilling and lasting marriage.”
Francis-Cotton, a marriage and family therapist and success coach who believes in the sacredness of wholesome marriages and families, stated: I believe that Mrs. C.’s story of her love and romance is pivotal in helping our current generation to understand the importance of harmonious marital relationships. Moreover, a marriage spanning 54 years, which transcends death is a moving testimony in the 21st century where marriages can last for one week or even less.”
Mrs. Carmen Eleanore Hodge Carrington celebrates her 100th year on January 28th, 2019, the same birth date as the author, Francis Cotton. Consequently, Francis Cotton is diligently working towards ensuring that Mrs. Carrington’s book, Love is Forever… will be launched in time for her birthday.
The almost 100 year old has contributed significantly to the clothing design industry and has done St. Martin proud by her designs being featured on Saks Fifth Avenue [an American luxury department store owned by the oldest commercial corporation in North America, the Hudson's Bay Company in Midtown Manhattan].
Francis Cotton was pleasantly surprised and honoured when the publisher, Litfire Publishing contacted her and stated “We are recommending and endorsing your book for the Eric Hoffer Award in the category of Autobiography and Memoir categories. The Eric Hoffer grand prize is the highest distinction awarded each year. The Eric Hoffer Award honours the memory of the great American Philosopher Eric Hoffer. In addition to the grand prize, Hoffer honours are bestowed by press type and category, and also through the Montaigne Medal, da Vinci Eye, and First Horison Award.”