“Forgiveness and redemption – because we all make mistakes and we have regrets.” Marin Thomas saying why she wrote THE FUTURE SHE LEFT BEHIND (Berkley)

THE FUTURE SHE LEFT BEHIND is one woman’s journey home that gets pushed aside by her soon-to-be ex-mother-in-law. It’s all about small town humor, reignited love and the resilient ties of family.

Cast aside by her cheating husband, Don, Katelyn Chandler is ready to pack it all in and drive home to Little Springs, Texas. She wants a chance to put it all behind her, reconnect with her mother, and get back to her art.

But Don’s mother, Shirley Pratt is a master manipulator, snob, and Katelyn’s terror of a live-in monster-in-law who has other ideas. Shirley insists on joining Katelyn’s trip after her son tries to pack her off to a retirement community. Big mistake!

Katelyn plays peacekeeper between the annoying old woman and the la-de-da matrons of Little Springs. And you know what goes on in small towns? It seems to be changing Shirley.

Katelyn has another maybe, maybe not bad idea kicking around in her mind. Would it be smart to pick up, where she left off with off with Jackson Mendoza, the town bad boy and her high school sweetheart. Surely, a girl can have dreams!

“They” say you can’t choose your family, but THE FUTURE SHE LEFT BEHIND,  pokes holes into that cliché. Marin Thomas’ novel, highlights the pleasure taking one day at a time provides. Her characters are well-developed, pop off the page and into your memory.



Marin Thomas writes Women’s Fiction for Berkley and western romances for Harlequin and Tule Publishing. To date she has contracted over 35 projects for Harlequin. Marin is also a member of the Tall Poppy Writers https://tallpoppies.org

Marin grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin and attended college at the University of Arizona where she played basketball for the Lady Wildcats and earned a B.A. in Radio-TV. Following graduation she married her college sweetheart in a five-minute ceremony at the historical Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marin and her husband currently live in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends her free time junk hunting and researching her next ghost tour.


You can get more information about Marin by checking out her website http://www.marinthomas.com

Thanks to Berkley, we have one copy of THE FUTURE SHE LEFT BEHIND to giveaway. Just tell us if you’ve ever had a romance with a “bad-boy?”

We’ll announce a winner next week. Good luck!

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34 thoughts on “** THE FUTURE SHE LEFT BEHIND by Marin Thomas & GIVEAWAY **

  1. I have always loved the bad boys. I thought I was marrying the bad boy but that was just an illusion. I’ll keep him though.

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  2. yes everyone thought he was a bad boy so we went out on a date and he was such a gentleman till the car broke down and my foster mother called me every name in the book. I was just like him etc…… He wasn;t a bad boy but he had the image if anything he was a gentleman and a hard worker. ptclayton2@aol.com peggy clayton

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  3. I have had a few romances with “bad boys” in the past, but I’ve been married to my “good boy” hubby for almost 30 years now.


  4. In high school and maybe during college for a little bit, I was attracted to men that were considered bad. I ended up marrying a good guy.

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  5. No romance with a bad boy.
    I am sure I knew one or two boys who might have ‘earned’ that title, but I never dated them.


  6. I dated nothing but bad boys through Jr high and then again in adulthood. It was a total waste of time and really hurt my confidence levels with each one. My husband could possibly fall under bad boy cause he has tattoos and his tongue pierced but I keep him on the straight and narrow. Plus he used to be a security guard at the prison so at least he’s on the right side of the law lol.


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