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Monday, November 18, 2019

“normal” life doesn’t always mean good - Growing Roots Series by Chelsea Falin

Praise for the 'Growing Roots Series':
"a great lesson in the way life can change at any time"
"an eye-opener for teenagers and older adults alike"
"Chelsea Falin is a great story-teller. With her clear descriptions of the characters, settings and dialogue, it was not difficult for me to imagine the characters and to picture every scene." 


Putting the Pieces Together (#4)

Living a “normal” life doesn’t always mean that things will always be good.
Bad things happen to even the best of people, and this is a life lesson Willie must now learn when tragedy strikes her close-knit group of friends.

As she continues to grow and change, Willie knows that she is far from the girl who arrived in Oklahoma little over a year ago. She’s growing, changing, and working on putting the pieces together in her life – just as her friends struggle to do the same.

“You never know, Willie. Death doesn’t discriminate by age or gender or social status. It’s one of the few things that doesn’t care. When it comes for you, it comes. It could be today, tomorrow, or a hundred years from now, but when your time is up, it’s up. There’s nothing you can do to change that.”-Dakota

Great Strides (#3) 

Willie has finally found her father, and he's welcomed her with open arms. Now she must forge a relationship with the man she never even knew was alive. It isn't just him, however, Willie must also find out how she fits in with her step-mother and half-siblings. Left in Alabama with no close-in-age peers, Willie makes great strides in finding out who she is as an individual without a group of close friends to rely on.

Alabama offers many firsts for Willie. The most notable in her own mind is her first relationship. There are other firsts in store, however, and a whole new cast of characters to get to know. How will Willie handle this newest experience? Will she handle it in the mature the way she has always handled change? Or will this be the point in which Willie loses herself?

“Genetics are a tricky business at times, and you just never know what you're going to get when you throw two ancestry’s together.” -Willie's Mamaw 

Personal Growth (#2) 

Willie, despite a rough start, has become immersed in the culture she should have been born into. As she grows in her own knowledge of her ancestral roots, she also grows in who she is as a person. All things are now within her reach, and all she must do is put forth a little effort. With all of this in mind, Willie has decided to dedicate herself towards her own 'Personal Growth.'

"Our heritage might be bloody, but that's no reason not to be proud!" -Spike
'Personal Growth' is the second installment in the fairly popular indie series, Growing Roots. It is the sequel to 'Less Than Humble Beginnings.'

Here is what people have said about the series:
"The characters are believable and realistic."

"Chelsea used concise descriptions of her characters which made it very easy to imagine their interactions."

"Chelsea Falin is a great story-teller. With her clear descriptions of the characters, settings and dialogue, it was not difficult for me to imagine the characters and to picture every scene. With her excellent weaving of words, the world of Willie came alive as if I'm watching a movie."

"Being a teenager is never easy, and Willie's internal struggles were easy to relate to." 

Less Than Humble Beginnings (#1) 

Willie and Babette have long, long been shielded from their own culture and heritage by their mother.
When circumstances change, the girls are thrown into what they were once shielded from - only to find it is nothing like they once believed.

While Babette adjusts easily, Willie finds herself much more hesitant.

While she struggles to find her true self, Willie is forced to learn she is not the only one suffering from "Less Than Humble Beginnings."

"Try to remember everyone here has their demons, but we put those demons to good use. Make ourselves better, stronger, wiser." - Jack 

About the author: 
Chelsea Falin is the 25 year old independent author of well over ten titles. She began writing with intents to publish in 2006, at age 16, and finally published in 2009, at age 19. Chelsea writes in a variety of genres, including but not limited to: romance, young adult, comedy, cooking, poetry, and dramatic fiction. Professionally, Chelsea is also a freelance blog/article writer, web designer, and book blogger. 

In her personal life, Chelsea is the mother of a six year old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, fishing, hiking, biking, traveling, and spending time with her friends or family. 

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Stephanie LaPlante said...

sounds like a very interesting series.

lildevilgirl22 said...

I like the covers

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good series.

Lis said...

I love the covers and the series seem very inspiring.

katieoscarlet said...

Great Strides has the best cover in this series.

Dale Wilken said...

The book sounds really great.

Tashia Jennings said...

Sounds full of encouragement. Thank you for sharing.

Mya Murphy said...

This series sounds really amazing!! I can't wait to read it..

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds pretty good, thanks for sharing!

DebP said...

I'm really attracted to this series. I'd enjoy reading the books.

Bea LaRocca said...

Love the covers and synopses. This sounds like an awesome series. Thank you for sharing the book details

dave said...

Awesome cove, looks great.

magic5905 said...

Sounds good

Adik Miftakhur said...

Love the cover.

Debra Branigan said...

Lovely covers on this most interesting series. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes to the author on the newest release.

Chelsea Falin said...

Thank you so much for hosting my blog tour for The Growing Roots series!

Bridgett Wilbur said...

Sounds like something I would enjoy to read.

Anna Josefin Bergman said...

Looks interesting.