Thursday, September 22, 2022

Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway: The Lost and Found of Green Tree by Bobbie Candas @GoddessFish


The Lost and Found of Green Tree

by Bobbie Candas

GENRE: Historical Fiction


BLURB:


Both heart-warming and gut-wrenching, the merging stories of Mariah and Nanette reveal their grit and determination as they attempt to carve out a better life for themselves during one the twentieth century’s most arduous decades.


Growing up in the rural village of Green Tree, Nanette is convinced she’s meant for a bigger life, perhaps in the spotlight of Hollywood. But selling popcorn in a Minnesota movie theater is a far cry from the glamor she dreams of; nevertheless, Nanette is undaunted by challenges.


Mariah, living just outside of Green Tree, yearns to move off the family farm and take on a modern job in a bustling city, but she’s sidetracked by love. By eighteen, she finds herself married to her high school sweetheart, giving birth to twin daughters, and living only a few miles from the home she grew up in.


As the economy worsens during the Great Depression, Nanette’s and Mariah’s lofty goals are forced to change as early tragedies confront both women. Brought together by a mutual friend, Nanette extends a generous offer to Mariah, but in time she exacts a frightening price.


Excerpt:


Mariah:

Clearing his throat and still looking straight ahead, he said, “Mariah, I love you more than I can express. You told me a long time ago you wanted to move to a big city, experience the world, travel to far-flung places. But I can’t give you that. I’m committing full-out on this new land Dad’s rented. I promised my father I’d give it everything I had. It’s a chance to be on my own and try out all the new methods I been researching. Dad believes I’m ready.”

I nodded and smiled. “I know. You told me already. And you’re lucky to get the opportunity, especially at your age. He must really believe in you.”

He does. But I can’t do it alone. I don’t want to do it alone. It has to be with you. That’s the only way I can see it. The two of us together, Mariah. A partnership. Maybe down the line, some years from now, I’ll take you to Paris or that Germany you know so much about.” He turned to look at me and took both of my hands. “What I’m trying to say is…will you marry me, Mariah? I love you so much and I’ll do my darndest to make you happy.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I'm a Texas girl: grew up in San Antonio, went to school at UT in Austin where I earned my degree in journalism, and settled in Dallas where I raised a husband, two kids and a few cats. My husband, Mehmet, and the cats will probably disagree on who raised who, but I'm a sucker for a robust discussion.

For years I was involved in retail management, but have more recently focused on my writing, taking deep dives into the lives of my characters. When you can pry my fingers off the keyboard, I enjoy entertaining, sharing food and drink with friends and family. I enjoy shopping, usually on the hunt for apparel, with a special weakness for shoes, and will frequently jump at the opportunity of an unexpected trip to a far-away place.

And I always make time for reading. I keep a stack of novels ready and waiting on my night stand, with a few tapping their toe in my Kindle. I bounce around genres, and I’m always ready for a good recommendation.


Novels by Bobbie Candas:

The Lost and Found of Green Tree

Imperfect Timing

Luck, Love and a Lifeline


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For author, updates add your email at: bobbiecandas@gmail.com



 

Giveaway:

$25 Amazon/BN GC 




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9 comments:

Bobbie Candas said...

Thanks so much for hosting and introducing my new novel, The Lost and Found of Green Tree. I'll check in later to answer any reader's questions or comments. Have a great day!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Dana banana said...

What are your hobbies?

Bobbie Candas said...

Hi Dana, I spend a lot of my time writing and reading, and I'm also involved in a writers group where we critique each other's work. When I'm not doing that, I enjoy traveling and taking early morning walks. Thanks for your interest!

Sherry said...

I love the cover and think the book sounds interesting.

Dana banana said...

Have you bought any pumpkins yet?

Stormy Vixen said...

Congratulations on your upcoming release of The Lost and Found of Green Tree, Bobbie, I enjoyed the excerpt and your book sounds like a fascinating read! Good luck with your book and the tour!

Thanks for sharing it with me and have an awesome weekend!

Marcy Meyer said...

I really like the cover. It is very intriguing. Sounds really good.

Jolanda said...

Congratulations on your upcoming release!

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