“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.
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!