Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bond of Love Book Tour: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

As a picturesque mother and wife, forty-one-year-old Avery Richards seems to have it all. Married to a successful veterinarian named Noah and mother to a spunky daughter named Kara, her life is far from awful, but she is stuck. With the recent move of their daughter, who has just flown the coop for college, this story examines the deep and often-tumultuous bond between mother and child and the lengths we are willing to go to, as mothers, to sacrifice our own happiness for the ones we love.

As we watch Avery walk through her ‘new’ way of daily life, without her ambitious and stubborn child around to mother any longer, we are given a very unique opportunity to tiptoe in the front row of their lives, from three very separate views. We will see life as it plays out through her mature and motherly eyes, through Kara’s young and sheltered heart, and then through ‘someone else’s eyes’ who has a vested interest in them both.

As Avery’s well-hidden web of lies comes crashing down in an unexpected way, her secrets that she’s safeguarded for years will threaten to rip her peaceful world apart, as well as the world of the ones she loves most. As readers, we will watch how ONE single choice can alter everything. Each character will then be forced to examine what the true meaning of love and forgiveness means to them.

Every gamut of emotion will be explored: humor, sadness, love, joy, betrayal, hate, and forgiveness. Bond of Love will leave you pondering the age-old question: How well do YOU actually know the ones you love most?

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Meet the Author:

This is Amy’s second published work, the first being a memoir written exclusively for her children. As a former second-grade teacher, and long-time professional photographer, she has been writing and filling journals since she was young enough to hold a pencil and form words. Although writing brings her to a place of solace and joy, her most ambitious and fulfilling job in life thus far has been being a mother. Married for nearly two decades now, she and her husband share four daughters, who fill their lives with amusement, love, and drama daily. It is her lifelong goal to preserve her family’s history through the written word, pictures, and the human touch of love.

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73 comments:

  1. My favorite childhood memory is spending Christmases with my Grandparents especially my maternal grandma who passed away in 2001 :( She always did the PERFECT tree it was gorgeous and she did the whole menagerie around the bottom - I would stay with her and sleep with my head under the tree because it was so neat :) Christmas was always her favorite holiday and it was mine as well because I got to spend time with my family :)

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  2. One of my favorite memories was waking up Christmas morning and seeing my first bike.

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  3. My childhood memory is being with family and everyone being happy at Christmas.

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  4. ONe of my childhood memories is getting to visit my grandparents Colorado farm at Christmas time....since I lived where it never snowed, that was a fun time to play in the snow.
    JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. The smell and taste of Christmas sugar cookies.

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  6. at the age of 4 running away from home with my mother chasing me through the town - I expect I was bored and wanted to run and shout somewhere else - I was hyperactive as a child

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  7. breakfast on christmas morning

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  8. Baking with my mom is one of my favorite childhood memories
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  9. I loved climbing the hill in my back yard.

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  10. One of my favorite memories when my dad took me on an camping and fishing trip. It was just the two of us and he cooked over the campfire. It was a great time for just the two of us.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  11. My favorite memory is reading with my family. We would sit in the living room with our books and read all afternoon.

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  12. fishing with my grandpa
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

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  13. My favorite childhood memory was when we lived with my aunt. I loved spending time with her as a kid!

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  14. No...a have a bundle of thing I remember about my grandpa that I think of when I think about my childhood though.

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  15. No I don't have a favorite childhood memory.

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  16. Christmas as a child was always a fond memory.

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  17. Sitting around the campfire with my grandfather.

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  18. playing with toys!

    Melissa.

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  19. Mainly playing with my friends - sitting on a hill and eating wild grapes on a warm summer day, running headfirst down a steep hill, ice skating on the frozen sheet over the excavation site, silly free craft classes in the summer, playing Moustrap. Pretty typical I would think.

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  20. sledding down the steep driveway and between two houses then following the creek down to the end of the road when I lived in Maryland. Boy was it a long walk back

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  21. Paula Gardner/samandsandy22@yahoo.com
    Playing outside until Mom called you to come in for dinner:)

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  22. I vividly recall receiving from my brother a brown-haired doll in a white and orange polka dot dress. I loved that doll!

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  23. my favorite childhood memory would have to be when we got our first dog.

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  24. going sledding with my brother in the back yard on pizza boxes.

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  25. I remember my family driving to Dairy Queen with our dog and he got a scoop of vanilla ice cream. He loved it!

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  26. My favorite memory is going to the park with my dad

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  27. not really, just really grateful to live at this present

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  28. My favorite childhood memory is making cinnamon rolls on christmas morning with my mom
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  29. I remember the year that Santa brought me a Baby Alive doll. She was the only thing I had asked for that year. He even left a cradle, high chair and stroller. I was so excited. I had dreamed about having her. My Grandmother had even made me sets of clothes for her to wear. I still have my Baby Alive. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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  30. I do not have any fave child hood memories.

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  31. My favorite childhood memory is when I went to the beach with my family and friends. It was a lot of fun! :)

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  32. I had a great childhood, but don't have any specific good memory.

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  33. My favorite childhood memories revolve around various family get-togethers during holidays.

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  34. Playing outside all around the neighborhood.

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  35. I loved riding on my father's shoulders :)

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  36. MANY! I think the best are all the family get-togethers we had with aunts, uncles and cousins.

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  37. I don't have too many, but one that stands out in my mind is when my Mother read The Velveteen Rabbit to me. Books have such an impact on our children!

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  38. I loved our regular family get-togethers and being able to hang and play with my neighborhood friends.

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  39. my favorite childhood memory is going every weekend with the family to the beach during our summer vacation. it was a blast.

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  40. My favorite childhood memory was helping out with cooking with the family. Lots of bonding then.

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  41. Eating my Grandma's apple pie! That was the best pie I ever tasted! Wish she was here to share her recipe. She never had a recipe. She baked & cooked from scratch.

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  42. Favorite childhood memory - taking long train rides with my grandpa.

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  43. a Easter one that I'm fond of.

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  44. Hiding Easter eggs with our cousins at our Grandmothers home

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  45. One of my favorite childhood memories is going on a road trip from Northern CA to Southern CA to stay with my grandparents for Christmas.
    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  46. Mine was going to Disneyworld when I was younger!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)co­­­­­­­­m

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  47. I don't have any one memory in particular. Most of mine revolve around my family before they passed away - watching slide shows of various vacations, racing cars with my Dad, watching John Wayne movies with them, Easter egg hunts, Sunday breakfasts... the usual.

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  48. My favorite memories are moving every couple of years from one Air Force Base to another around the world. My parents always made it fun

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  49. My first trip to Disneyland
    Julie Hawkins

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  50. My favorite memory is having home-made ice cream. My dad made it for me for my birthday every year.

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  51. playing catch w my dad in shirt sleeves in the back yard

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  52. My favorite childhood memory is of going fishing with my Dad.

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  53. My favorite childhood memory was going up north every weekend.

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  54. My favorite childhood memory is going down to the lake to fish off the boat dock with a stick, string, hook and rolled up bread crust.

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  55. My favorite childhood memory, is lazy summer days, just hanging outside without a care or worry in the world!

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  56. I loved playing and dancing with my younger sister! Thanks so much for the chances to win.
    allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  57. My childhood memory is playing baseball with my grandma for hours on end.

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  58. My favorite was swinging with my sister.

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  59. My favorite childhood memory would be fishing with my friend on a hot summer day along a creek. Lazy days.

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  60. yes one of my favorites was getting a mrs. beasley doll for my birthday..I wanted one sooooooo bad :)

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  61. I remember my dad would go out every Sat. night for a small cheese pizza and we would watch tv. I was very young but remember we love the Red Skelton show.

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  62. thischickwins said:
    i don't have one favorite, but some of the best involved playing with friends
    thischickwins at gmail dot com

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  63. Spending lazy weekend days playing board games with my Dad. sleveene@hotmail.com

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  64. Yes, my favorite childhood memory is playing with my Legos.

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    1. my favorite childhood memory is having sleep overs,my friends would all bring their sleeping bags over and we would talk for hours telling stories before actually falling asleep

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  65. Not one in particular, but several :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. My favorite memory is going to the Bahamas with my family. It was the last family vacation we had before my grandpa dies from brain cancer.

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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