About The Book

Publication Date: September 2, 2022

Both heart-warming and gut-wrenching, the merging stories of Mariah and Nanette reveal their grit and determination as they attempt to carve out a better life for themselves during one the twentieth century’s most arduous decades.

Growing up in the rural village of Green Tree, Nanette is convinced she’s meant for a bigger life, perhaps in the spotlight of Hollywood. But selling popcorn in a Minnesota movie theater is a far cry from the glamor she dreams of; nevertheless, Nanette is undaunted by challenges.

Mariah, living just outside of Green Tree, yearns to move off the family farm and take on a modern job in a bustling city, but she’s sidetracked by love. By eighteen, she finds herself married to her high school sweetheart, giving birth to twin daughters, and living only a few miles from the home she grew up in.

As the economy worsens during the Great Depression, Nanette’s and Mariah’s lofty goals are forced to change as early tragedies confront both women. Brought together by a mutual friend, Nanette extends a generous offer to Mariah, but in time she exacts a frightening price.



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About The Author

I’m a Texas girl: grew up in San Antonio, went to school at UT in Austin where I earned my degree in journalism, and settled in Dallas where I raised a husband, two kids and a few cats. My husband, Mehmet, and the cats will probably disagree on who raised who, but I’m a sucker for a robust discussion.

For years I was involved in retail management, but have more recently focused on my writing, taking deep dives into the lives of my characters. When you can pry my fingers off the keyboard, I enjoy entertaining, sharing food and drink with friends and family. I enjoy shopping, usually on the hunt for apparel, with a special weakness for shoes, and will frequently jump at the opportunity of an unexpected trip to a far-away place.

And I always make time for reading. I keep a stack of novels ready and waiting on my night stand, with a few tapping their toe in my Kindle. I bounce around genres, and I’m always ready for a good recommendation.


Blog Tour Schedule

September 19: Christine Young
September 20: Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
September 21: Novels Alive
September 22: The Avid Reader
September 23: Viviana MacKade
September 26: Fabulous and Brunette
September 27: Paws.Read.Repat – review
September 28: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
September 29: All the Ups and Downs
September 30: Novels Alive – review
September 30: It’s Raining Books
October 3: Long and Short Reviews
October 4: Literary Gold
October 5: Sandra’s Book Club
October 6: Westveil Publishing
October 7: Iron Canuck Reviews & More

Dayna Linton
Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews


  1. Thanks for hosting Dayna and introducing my new novel, The Lost and Found of Green Tree. I’ll check back later in the day to answer any reader’s comments or questions.

    • Hi Sherry, Thanks for your comment. Yes, the novel is a blend of historical fiction and women’s issues of that era and lots of obstacles to overcome! Hope you give it a read.

  2. Good afternoon, Bobbie, if given the chance, would you like to see your book made into a movie and if so, who is in your dream cast?

    • Good question Bea, hmm maybe Jennifer Lawrence as Mariah and British actress, Lily James to play Nanette. Yes I’d definitely pay money to see that! Thanks for asking.

  3. Thanks Dana, I think my cover illustrator/designer really hit the mark and captured the mood and time period I hoped to convey. Hope you have time to give it a read.


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