Giveaway and Tour for The Way to Remember by Martha Rogers


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Book Details:

Book TitleThe Way to Remember by Martha Reynolds
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  341 pages
GenreWomen’s fiction, general fiction
PublisherIndependent
Release date:   June, 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. There are a few swear words, and sex is more suggested than explicit, but there are one or two moments that are provocative.
 

  Book Description:

Set  in New England at the time of the American Bicentennial, The Way to Remember is the poignant story of a displaced young woman struggling to figure out who she is within the context of her hometown and the carefully masked dysfunction of her family. “Everything can be fixed by writing a check.” Words to live by for Robin Fortune’s wealthy father, until he can’t buy her way back into college after she’s expelled for dealing pot. Now he chooses not to speak to her anymore, but that’s just one of the out-of-whack situations Robin’s facing. At nineteen, she feels rudderless, working in a diner by day and sleeping with a buddy from high school by night – all so strange for her because she was always the one with the plan. While her college friends plotted how to ensnare husbands, she plotted a novel, which she scratched out into a series of spiral-bound notebooks she hides in the closet. But now, there’s nothing. No vision, no future, no point. In fact, the only thing she feels she has to look forward to is that her favorite author, Maryana Capture, is paying a visit to the local Thousand Words bookstore. Robin surmises that if she can convince Maryana to help her get her novel published, she’ll finally get herself back on track. Except that life never takes a straight path in this intensely satisfying coming-of-age novel.

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I didn’t read this book when it was published under a different name, but I am so glad for the opportunity to read this one, The Way We Remember. Arthur Martha Roger’s creates characters that are realistic and believable, and each scene in the book was told so smoothly and expertly it seems like a real life story. The author deals with real life issues, things happening in colleges at that time in history. And even though Robin’s family had money, her dad didn’t cut her any slack for her getting in trouble in college. Which taught her valuable lessons. Another lesson here is having money doesn’t keep a family from problems, in fact they have more problems here because of it. Writing a check doesn’t solve all of your problems. I appreciate the way the author weaves this throughout the story in several different ways. This is a story well worth your time.

I really enjoyed this story. The author was good at keeping my attention, I could hardly put it down until I found out the ending. This is the first book I have read of Ms. Roger’s and I am looking forward to more from her in the future. I give this one Five Stars. Anyone wanting a good historical read will love this one. Check it out today!

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

And now here is a fascinating GUEST POST from author Martha Rogers!!

Stuck on an Island with Only Five Books!

What a dilemma! If you can imagine, there was actually a time before cellphones and the internet. I’m old enough to remember, because I lived through it! But even for me, it’s difficult sometimes to realize how dependent we’ve all become on technology.

So, this topic had me thinking. I’m on a deserted island with only five books to keep me company. Naturally, I have food, water, and plenty of shade (haha!), but for entertainment, all I have are five books. So, what do I choose?

  1. How often do I reread a novel, even a great one? Not often. Hardly ever. But I’m stuck on this island, and I can use a book to escape to another place, so I’m going to bring A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. It’s a novel from 1908 set in England and Italy, about a young woman who fights the constraints of the time in which she’s living.
  2. I’m so accustomed to looking everything up online that I can hardly remember how I used to learn things. Okay, I’m exaggerating a little, but you know how easy it is to just Google what you need to know that instant? I can’t do that on the island, so I’ll bring along Britannica’s 250th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. Growing up, we had a 25-volume set of encyclopedias in our house. This one volume will cover 1768-2018, so it’ll keep me busy!
  3. I know I’ll need help on the island – I don’t even know how to catch a fish. So How to Survive on a Tropical Deserted Island needs to go in my bag. Yes, this is actually a book.
  4. Another must-have book is 300 Days of Grilled Fish. Yes, I’ll become a pescatarian by necessity.
  5. Finally, for introspection, I will choose The Essential Rumi. Rumi was a 13th-century poet and mystic whose writings are timeless. Here’s just one: “Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.” Well, I imagine I’ll be living in silence all the time, so perhaps Rumi will help me embrace it.

This is a great exercise! I encourage others to think about it. And you’ll notice I didn’t bring along any of the nine novels I’ve written – not that I don’t think they’re good, but I know all of them so well, I think they live inside my head!

Martha Reynolds



MEET THE AUTHOR:
Martha Reynolds was raised in Rhode Island, spent a year of college in Switzerland, and is always planning a return visit. She completed an accomplished career as a fraud investigator and decided it was time to do something she really liked.

She now writes full-time and has set a personal goal of releasing a book a year until she dies. Her writing has appeared in Magnificat magazine and her very short poem was read by journalist Connie Schultz during NPR’s Tell Me More poetry challenge.

Her novel VILLA DEL SOL won the 2018 Book Award in Literary Fiction by the Independent Publishers of New England.

Connect with the author:   Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ goodreads
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