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Friday, February 12, 2016

Prism Tour Grand Finale for: Someday, Maybe by Jenny Piper & The Long Way Home by Janet Purcell

If you missed the inspiration behind these books or reading their first chapters, go back and do so now...
Someday, Maybe by Jenny Piper 
The Long Way Home by Janet Purcell
THE LONG WAY HOME and SOMEDAY, MAYBE are both on sale for 99¢ (US)!

Description:

When Callie Vinerelli gives refuge in her Cape Cod home to a storm ravaged stranger, the hidden secres of her house on the dunes begin to emerge. She becomes enmeshed in the violence and tragedy of the past that left accomplished artist Christina Burroughs a paraplegic and stole her beloved daughter from her. Those still unresolved events invade Callie's life, causing chaos and intrigue, life changing relationships, justice and peace to Christina's descendants -and new love to herself.

"The Long Way Home began germinating in my mind after I visited the Andrew Wyeth exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and studied the paintings on display about which I would write a review in my weekly fine arts column in the Times of Trenton newspaper. The image of Christina Olson dragging herself uphill in Wyeth’s painting Christina’s World haunted me. I saw it as a figurative painting and yet as a still life. Her life had been stilled by her unexplained disability." Bookworm Lisa - Inspiration for The Long Way Home

Callie screamed and jumped back. She ran out of the room, slammed the door and, with all her weight against it, looked frantically around for some way to keep it shut. There was nothing. The door didn’t have a lock and there was no furniture close enough to push against it. Beck Valley Books - Excerpt from The Long Way Home
About the author:
Janet Purcell is a professional artist and writes a weekly fine arts column and feature articles for The Times of Trenton (NJ). Her interior design features appear regularly in DesignNJ magazine. Her articles have appeared in Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications, Bridal Guide, American Spa, and many other magazines and travel guides. Her travel stories have frequently been published in the New York Post, Country Discoveries, and in Princeton, New Jersey’s Packet Publications’ community newspapers. Her previous novel, Singer Lane, was published in 2008 and her third novel, Rooster Street, is awaiting publication. Though not a trilogy, many of the same characters are found continuing their lives in each of the three books. Her paintings can be seen at www.janpurcellart.com.


Description:

Jim Norris is stony broke, working every hour God sends digging and delving in his small market garden, and helping out a neighbouring farmer for very little return. So he knows he's the luckiest man in the world when Mary, the niece of well-off local gentry, marries him despite being cut off by her wealthy aunts. Mary slogs beside him in all weathers to make a living and to bring up their little girl, Patsy, in a ramshackle old cottage with an outside lav, and a rickety ladder up to a draughty attic bedroom. At times Jim's guilt is overwhelming as he watches her working her frozen fingers to the bone, almost dropping with weariness - not exactly what she's been used to in her genteel upbringing, but she never complains; she loves Jim madly and they are blissfully happy together. 

Until her accident - and the nightmare that follows them all through the next 30 years. Mary's gradual descent into madness overshadows even Jim's second marriage and children, but the shocking climax is something no-one could have foreseen. 

Jenny Piper is a wonderful author who makes no bones about her handling of delicate subjects . Her skill as a story-teller is a delight to the heart and soul, and is right up there with the best of them. She lives with her husband in rural Hampshire, and has been variously an actress, an artist, a teacher and a psychologist, but has had a lifelong love of books and nowadays spends much of her time writing. 

When he’d first seen her, a neat, spriggy little thing, she had worn her hair in tight, dark pigtails, and he’d liked that. When she had grown up and had it cut in a fashionable sort of style he’d been a bit disconcerted, but as time had gone on she had let it grow a bit and some- times put it up so that it sat on her head like a plump, soft, scented cloud, and he had loved it. Today, so early in the morning, it was tousled, unwashed and unbrushed and smelled of the cold morning and of chicken feed, but he didn’t care. He adored it. I Am A Reader - Excerpt from Someday, Maybe


About the author:

Deeply thought-provoking, Jenny Piper is a wonderful author who makes no bones about her handling of delicate subjects . Her skill as a story-teller is a delight to the heart and soul, and is right up there with the best of them. She lives with her husband in rural Hampshire, and has been variously an actress, an artist, a teacher and a psycholo- gist, but has had a lifelong love of books and nowadays spends much of her time writing.


Grab a copy of one or all while you can during the sale!

WATERY WAYS is also on sale for 99¢ through February 13th and BRIDGE BEYOND BETRAYAL is on sale for 99¢ from February 20th through March 5th.
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4 comments:

Christina Moore said...

Thank you for the giveaway, I would buy ebooks

Chris Martinez said...

I can't wait to see how Mary's decline affects Jim and Patsy.

Jan Lee said...

The thought of an accident provoking someone's descent into madness compels me to read that book. The fact that the other book also has a person with a disability makes this a home run for me. I have a disability too so it will be nice to read books that embrace that fact :)

Marta Vieira said...

Thanks for the giveaway, the plot of the books looks great :)