Friday, October 7, 2022

VBT: Just Like Family by Barbara Casey

Congratulations to tour winner Linda F. and to host winner Fabulous and Brunette.

Thank you for your interest in hosting this tour, but all stops have been filled.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Tour for Just Like Family by Barbara Casey, a contemporary romance available now from Speaking Volumes Publishing. The tour will run October 24 - October 28, and Barbara Casey is available for guest post and interviews. A PDF copy of the book is available for review in conjunction with a guest post or interview. 

Barbara Casey will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn host. 

All in one day, thirty-five-year-old Hallie Marsh learns that the man she loves, works for, and is living with has found someone else and that she no longer has a job or a place to live.  She is also involved in a car accident.  She retreats to her parents' home in the northern part of Florida to be consoled and to decide what to do with the rest of her life only to find out that her mother is planning to leave her father for another man.  Embittered, filled with anger, and wanting revenge, Hallie decides to take a year's sabbatical and write a novel that would reveal the unethical, if not illegal, real estate business practices of her former boss and lover.

Determined and focused, Hallie buys a house in the neighborhood where her two best friends and former co-workers live:  Carol Mathews and Gordon Sebastian Cooney.  It is through Gordon and Carol that Hallie comes to know four neighbors, one of whom is Carol's Vietnamese mother who carries a doll and talks into reflective surfaces.  These four neighbors--Cora, Suong, Charlie, and Vince--are all elderly, peculiar, and alone at this stage in their lives until Vince comes up with a plan:  The four of them will form an alliance, buy the old Braswell estate which is located just down the road, fix it up, and live in it almost like family.  Hallie is fascinated by these four people, and rather than write a tell-all book she begins writing about their alliance.  With this new focus and the friendship of Carol and Gordon, Hallie overcomes her feelings of rage, she is able to cope with her mother's sudden death, and she finds true love.

October 24: Fabulous and Brunette
October 25: Splashes of Joy
October 26: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
October 26: Sandra's Book Club - review only
October 27: Novels Alive - spotlight
October 27: Long and Short Reviews
October 28: Literary Gold
October 28: All the Ups and Downs