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BLITZ – I’LL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU – VIOLETTA ARMOUR

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Women’s Fiction, Drama, Family Saga
Date Published:  June 2015
 
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Since the horrific night a drunk driver slammed into their car during his driving lesson, young Teddy has had to live with the memory of seeing his beloved father, Stan, die. Now just sixteen, he carries both sorrow and survivor’s guilt.
 
Concerned for her grieving son, Mary decides to put as much distance as she can between Teddy and the nightmarish Phoenix intersection that claimed Stan’s life. She moves the family to Stan’s small Indiana hometown, a place of peace in which she hopes they can build new memories. There, Teddy finds inspiration in an old book his great-grandfather carried with him to America, a book Bulgarian fathers have always read to their sons.
 
Is Stan reaching out to his son from the grave?
 
Mary also makes an equally life-changing discovery in the small town—Rosetta, Stan’s high school sweetheart. The deeper Mary digs, the more she learns of the forbidden love Stan and Rosetta shared. During the Civil Rights Movement, they dared to reach out for love across racial lines.
 
Now as their three lives intertwine, Teddy, Mary, and Rosetta must make difficult choices. Will they choose happiness? Or will old pains cause them to live as victims of circumstances?
 
Beginning in 1912 on Ellis Island and told in three voices over four generations, I’ll Always Be with You is a profound celebration of the power of family.
 
 
Praise for I’ll Always Be with You:
 
“A two-tissue tale about life after loss.”  Kirkus Review
 
“…a simple but engaging tale of life after loss. It never devolves into pointless melancholy, but simmers like a pot of family recipe chicken soup, goes down wonderfully, and warms from within.” Clarion Review
 
“…a gem of a story that has heart, soul and empathetic insights and is potent in its small moments. This beautifully crafted, touching book offers tender wisdom that will draw a wide audience and could be especially appealing to young adults grappling with insecurities and difficult times.” Blue Ink Review
 
 
 
 
About the Author
 

Violetta Armour is a first-generation American who cherishes her Bulgarian heritage. A former English teacher and independent bookstore owner in Arizona, she has written for Highlights for Children and Chicken Soup for the Soul.
 
She writes monthly book reviews for Ahwatukee Foothills News and Tempe Tribune in Arizona.  Her debut novel received a Readers’ Views Choice Award for Fiction 2016.
 
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I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING TO WRITE TODAY.

I have written my book review and posted the next installment in HOW TO CATCH A HUMAN, and I am sitting here trying to think of something else to write about and nothing comes to mind.  Then I look down at the dogs playing . Let me introduce you to them , there is Charlie(Charlotte) who is about six month old, and Cissy who is about a year or a little older.  They are both rescue dogs. Charlie will steal Cissy’s ball so she will play with her. This will start a chase scene in which Cissy is chasing Charlie throughout the house until she recovers the ball. Cissy then runs back into the living room to her bed where Charlie has to make a sharp turn where she winds up sliding around and wipes out.

Also, when Charlie wants Cissy to play with her she will bite at her legs. This really annoys Cissy. Cissy will start to jump over Charlie to try to get away from Charlie. Then they will play a game of who gets the bed. They will lure each other out of the bed then jump into it, they will do this for 30 minute to an hour. Some days it is better to watch them than what is on T.V., because it seems that all that is on is reality shows instead of good quality shows. I am a fan of well written shows like CASTLE, NCIS, RIZZOLI & ISLES.

I guess it is a commercial break, the dogs are quiet. I better go see what they are into. Always remember to READ WHAT YOU LOVE, AND LOVE WHAT YOU READ.

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