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Monday, October 3, 2016

I'll Always Be With You by Violetta Armour (Book Blast)

In association with Reading Addition Book Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book blast event for I'll Always Be With You by author Violetta Armour!

About The Book

I'll Always Be With You by Violetta Armour
Publisher: iUniverse
Publication Date: HC - June 18, 2015 / PB - June 19, 2015 / eBook - June 24, 2015
Format: HC / PB / eBook - 340 pages 
               Kindle - 499 KB
               Nook - 663 KB
ISBN: 978-1491768303
BNID: 978-1491768310
Genre: Women's Fiction

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Book Description:

Since the horrific night a drunk driver slammed into their car during his driving lesson, young Teddy has had to live with the memory of seeing his beloved father, Stan, die. Now just sixteen, he carries both sorrow and survivor’s guilt.

Concerned for her grieving son, Mary decides to put as much distance as she can between Teddy and the nightmarish Phoenix intersection that claimed Stan’s life. She moves the family to Stan’s small Indiana hometown, a place of peace in which she hopes they can build new memories. There, Teddy finds inspiration in an old book his great-grandfather carried with him to America, a book Bulgarian fathers have always read to their sons.

Is Stan reaching out to his son from the grave?

Mary also makes an equally life-changing discovery in the small town—Rosetta, Stan’s high school sweetheart. The deeper Mary digs, the more she learns of the forbidden love Stan and Rosetta shared. During the Civil Rights Movement, they dared to reach out for love across racial lines.

Now as their three lives intertwine, Teddy, Mary, and Rosetta must make difficult choices. Will they choose happiness? Or will old pains cause them to live as victims of circumstances?

Beginning in 1912 on Ellis Island and told in three voices over four generations, I’ll Always Be with You is a profound celebration of the power of family.

Praise for I'll Always Be with You:

"A two-tissue tale about life after loss."  Kirkus Review

"...a simple but engaging tale of life after loss. It never devolves into pointless melancholy, but simmers like a pot of family recipe chicken soup, goes down wonderfully, and warms from within." Clarion Review

"...a gem of a story that has heart, soul and empathetic insights and is potent in its small moments. This beautifully crafted, touching book offers tender wisdom that will draw a wide audience and could be especially appealing to young adults grappling with insecurities and difficult times." Blue Ink Review

About The Author

Violetta Armour is a first-generation American who cherishes her Bulgarian heritage. A former English teacher and independent bookstore owner in Arizona, she has written for Highlights for Children and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

She writes monthly book reviews for Ahwatukee Foothills News and Tempe Tribune in Arizona.  Her debut novel received a Readers' Views Choice Award for Fiction 2016.


Virtual Book Blast Event

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