Thursday, June 19, 2014

Go Away Home

Please join me in congratulating Carol Bodensteiner on the release of her historical fiction debut, Go Away Home! I was privileged to work with Carol on a copyedit, and I designed the cover. Go Away Home is a timeless coming-of-age story about a young woman who yearns for more than just life on the farm, set in America's heartland before, during, and after World War I. It's getting stellar reviews so far, and they are well deserved! Here's the book description:

Liddie Treadway grew up on a family farm where options for her future were marriage or teaching. Encouraged by suffragette rhetoric and her maiden aunt, Liddie is determined to avoid both and pursue a career. Her goal is within her grasp when her older sister’s abrupt departure threatens to keep her on the farm forever. 

Once she is able to experience the world she’s dreamed of, Liddie is enthralled with her independence, a new-found passion for photography, and the man who teaches her. Yet, the family, friends, and life of her youth tug at her heart, and she must face the reality that life is not as simple, or the choices as clear-cut, as she once imagined. 

GO AWAY HOME is a captivating coming-of-age novel that explores the enduring themes of family, friendship, and love, as well as death and grief. This novel will resonate with anyone who’s confronted the conflict between dreams and reality and come to recognize that getting what you want can be a two-edged sword.

Go Away Home is on sale now in ebook and print format on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Please add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and stop by Carol's website to check out her posts on writing historical fiction! And you can catch Carol and Go Away Home as they tour the blogosphere in July with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.

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