Monday, November 7, 2022

Now On Tour The Art of Always by Patricia Friedrich

November 7 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom (Guest Blog)

November 8 The Historical Junkie

November 9 Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
November 10 Bewitching Book Tours

November 11 The Book Junkie Reads (Interview)
November 14 Supernatural Central 
November 15 Lisa’s World of Books
November 16 Jazzy Book Reviews
November 17 Sapphyria's Books

November 18 JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder (Interview)
November 21 Fang-tastic Books 

November 22 Westveil Publishing 

November 23 Serena Synn (Interview)

November 24 Thanksgiving

November 25 Booklikes

November 28 Paranormalists (Guest Blog)

November 29 Roxanne’s Realm 

November 30 

December 1 A Bewitching Guide to Halloween (Guest Blog)

December 2 B-gina Review

December 5 Liliyana Shadowlyn

The Art of Always
Patricia Friedrich

Genre:  Women’s Fiction/Historical
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Date of Publication: Jan 19, 2022
ISBN: 978-1509237791
Number of pages: 372
Word Count: ~ 90K
Cover Artist: Diana Carlile

Tagline: The biggest mystery is why we lie to ourselves

Book Description:

Art history student Darcey Mendes needs a new topic for her thesis in order to graduate, but time is against her. Family debts are pressing. She fears she must give up all hopes of an academic career. Yet, without her degree, would she earn enough to provide for her secret daughter's future? 

Archie Northwood, rich and from a privileged family, suddenly reappears in her life to offer the chance that could save her--the story of his Brazilian great-grandmother. His ancestor was Modernist painter Ana Eça, who, on the verge of stardom in the 1920s, mysteriously vanished from public view forever. 

Choosing to unveil Ana's story is a complicated proposition for them both. How will they be able to work together to resolve the decades-old mystery when Darcey cannot allow Archie to guess her secret?

Amazon     BN     Google

Bewitching Exclusive Excerpt

The Art of Always by Patricia Friedrich

A young man exited her building. He nodded at Archie and Darcey. She stood there, watching the swirls of mist that broke away from Archie’s mouth, so close. She knew the texture of his lips, their firm feel, the calm with which he engaged in a kiss. The memory of it, of her buried experience, came back to her, waking her from months and months of denial. She forced the recollection back

How would she prove her love for him had nothing to do with his money? How would she argue she wasn’t simply looking for a father for Nina when she had hidden the little girl from him all this time? How would she explain not having told him about her daughter? His mother would be the first to point at how perfect her timing was. She couldn’t antagonize Mrs. Northwood by saying she loved Archie instead of advising him to pursue someone from his circle, no matter how wrong the woman was. Family came first and, as much as she wanted to be in his life, she wasn’t family. It was easier to live in solitude, removing its mysterious layers until it became almost kind. Until she could stand her own ground, be financially independent, if that day ever came, Archie was out of the question.

She looked down, rummaging for the key in her pocket, and the moment, the one that might change everything if he tried to kiss her, was gone. He was her best friend. That was it. Dreaming of what else could be just wasn’t practical.


About the Author:

Patricia Friedrich is a Professor at Arizona State University, having received her Ph.D. from Purdue University. She teaches courses in composition, linguistics, peace, and culture. She writes non-fiction about the intersection of those areas. Her non-fiction work has appeared in eight books and in over 40 book chapters and journal articles. Her fiction has been published in several literary magazines including Eclectic Flash, The Linnet's Wings, and Birkensnake, as well as in the anthology Flash in the Attic. Her novel The Art of Always was awarded first place at a regional RWA competition, was the winner of a National Indie Excellence Award, and was published in 2022 by The Wild Rose Press. She is also an author of historical romance under the pseudonym Eliza Emmett. All the Parts of Your Soul, her next novel (with Jen Jensen), is forthcoming. She lives in Arizona.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

No comments: