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Thursday 15 October 2015

☀ The Story She Had to Tell - Sarah Tauber

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Story She Had to Tell, a Romance by (, Xlibris, 226 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author Sarah Tauber. Read the Prologue and the first chapter with Amazon Look Inside.

Sarah Tauber will be awarding a $40 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Madeleine had a secret, a story that happened over fifty years ago in Havana, Cuba. Before she died, she wanted to share her story with the world.

After growing up on a farm in Maine and graduating college, this intelligent but naive young woman traveled to Havana with a girlfriend, looking for adventure. What happened there changed Madeleine’s life forever. From the moment she laid eyes on Carlos, she was turning over her fate to a man she barely knew.

This is a heart-wrenching love story that promises to stay with you long after the book is finished.

Teaser: Excerpt

     I remember thinking to myself as I walked through his home, Mina, you really don’t know this man. But strangely enough, I was not frightened. There was a quality about him that made him familiar. He no longer felt like an exotic stranger, more like a new friend. I was beginning to really like him, and it felt reciprocated. I was smiling on the outside and on the inside.
     “Are you hungry? My chef has prepared a wonderful Cuban dinner for us, which we can eat out on the patio. It’s such a beautiful night I thought it would be nice to dine outside.”
     “Yes, that’s a lovely idea.”
     There was music playing inside the house that we could hear while we were eating. The dining experience left nothing to be desired, nothing. After dinner, he invited me back inside to listen to the lovely Cuban music. “Care to dance?” I gave him my hand, and we started moving to the rhythm. It was all so perfect, so romantic. “My house feels like a home again for the first time in a long while. Thank you for agreeing to stay after you learned it was not a restaurant. I think you are an extraordinary woman, Madeleine, with style, intelligence and grace. I am privileged to have you here.”
     And then he kissed me. This time it was not on the cheek. He kissed me firmly on the mouth. Tender at first and then with passion. It both thrilled and scared me a little. What have I gotten myself into?

The Story She Had to Tell
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About the Author

Sarah Tauber is a world traveler who retired three years ago from a corporate job to pursue her passions of dressage riding and writing.

Her first book, “For Dear Life”, is a memoir covering two years she lived in Tehran, Iran in the 1970’s. It is available on, and “The Story She had to Tell” is her first novel.

Sarah lives in San Diego County with her husband of ten years.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for sharing, sounds like a really good book.

Unknown said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt, thank you! I may have mentioned this before but I adore the cover!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great teaser, thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! My son created the cover. :))

Unknown said...

Thank you! I hope it teased you into wanting to read the book! :))

Unknown said...

Thank you for the post and the giveaway!