Fiorella's lives a life of "what ifs," most of which have never materialized. Instead, good and bad have come at her out of the blue, especially the bad.
Every person has his/her own tragedies. Every family has its tragedies. All we can do is cope. And that's what Fiorella writes about in her romances--people who cope, who triumph over tragic events in their lives.
As she hopes she herself can do.