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Thursday 8 August 2019

☀ Off-Island - Marlene Hauser

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Off-Island, a Contemporary Romance by (, Troubador Publishing, 177 pages).

"A woman’s right to choose: Marlene Hauser’s debut novel focuses on the individual and not the “issue”."

Abortion and the stigma surrounding it have always fuelled controversy and strong opinions, but how often are the women involved forgotten about because of the heatedness of the issue surrounding them?

In Marlene Hauser’s emotionally-moving and uplifting novel, Off-Island, she concentrates on the woman herself and the ripples that spread out beyond the choice.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.  Discover Marlene's Favourite Things About Writing 'Off-Island' on The Wrong Side Of Forty.

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 (✉).

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Krista Bourne has always been surrounded by the strength, love and wealth of her family and their homes in New York City and Martha’s Vineyard. She has never had to think for herself. Living with boyfriend Michael and her elderly grandfather, she can also summon up the comforting ghosts of her beloved father and grandmother. In vivid dreams she flies with her pilot father, and when awake remembers idyllic childhood holidays spent with her bohemian grandmother.

When Krista impulsively walks out on her career as a professional dancer, it is the beginning of a new chapter in her life. She feels unsettled and excited by the sense of imminent change around her.

This feeling turns to panic, then fear when she realises that she is pregnant and is uncertain whether or not she wants to keep the baby, bringing her and Michael to a crossroads in their relationship. Adamant that she alone must deal with the situation, Krista rejects all offers of support from him, isolating her at a time when she most needs help.

Krista’s journey and emotional upheaval take her back to her summer home on Martha’s Vineyard, where she is surprised to find out that she does not know her family history quite as well as she imagined.

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About the Author

Marlene Hauser is a professional writer who lives in Oxford and a member of the Society of Authors.

She has edited The Writer’s New York City Source Book and also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.

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1 comment:

Anne Cater said...

Thanks for the blog tour support x