Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Way to Remember by Martha Reynolds


Join us for this tour from Oct 26 to Nov 13, 2020!

Book Details:

Book TitleThe Way to Remember by Martha Reynolds
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  341 pages
GenreWomen's fiction, general fiction
Release date:   June, 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 +M. There are a few swear words, and sex is more suggested than explicit, but there are one or two moments that are provocative.

Book Description:

Set in New England at the time of the American Bicentennial, The Way to Remember is the poignant story of a displaced young woman struggling to figure out who she is within the context of her hometown and the carefully masked dysfunction of her family. "Everything can be fixed by writing a check." Words to live by for Robin Fortune's wealthy father, until he can't buy her way back into college after she's expelled for dealing pot. Now he chooses not to speak to her anymore, but that's just one of the out-of-whack situations Robin's facing. At nineteen, she feels rudderless, working in a diner by day and sleeping with a buddy from high school by night - all so strange for her because she was always the one with the plan. While her college friends plotted how to ensnare husbands, she plotted a novel, which she scratched out into a series of spiral-bound notebooks she hides in the closet. But now, there's nothing. No vision, no future, no point. In fact, the only thing she feels she has to look forward to is that her favorite author, Maryana Capture, is paying a visit to the local Thousand Words bookstore. Robin surmises that if she can convince Maryana to help her get her novel published, she'll finally get herself back on track. Except that life never takes a straight path in this intensely satisfying coming-of-age novel.

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Martha Reynolds was raised in Rhode Island, spent a year of college in Switzerland, and is always planning a return visit. She completed an accomplished career as a fraud investigator and decided it was time to do something she really liked.

She now writes full-time and has set a personal goal of releasing a book a year until she dies. Her writing has appeared in Magnificat magazine and her very short poem was read by journalist Connie Schultz during NPR's Tell Me More poetry challenge.

Her novel VILLA DEL SOL won the 2018 Book Award in Literary Fiction by the Independent Publishers of New England.

Connect with the author:   Website  ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ goodreads
Tour Schedule:
Oct 26 – Working Mommy Journal – book review / giveaway
Oct 27 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 27 – meandmybooks – book review / author interview / giveaway
Oct 28 – Splashes of Joy – book review / guest post / giveaway
Oct 29 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 29 - Instagram - All Booked Up Reviews – book review
Oct 30 - Books Lattes & Tiaras - book review
Nov 2 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Nov 4 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Nov 5 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 5 - Books for Books – book spotlight
Nov 6 – Books and Zebras @jypsylynn – book review / giveaway
Nov 9 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Nov 10 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Nov 10 - Sadie's Spotlight - book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 11 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review / giveaway
Nov 12 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Nov 13 - Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
Nov 13 - Lisa-Queen of Random - book review / giveaway

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 My Review: 

The Way to Remember is the first book I had the pleasure of reading by Martha Reynolds. Readers are introduced to Robina Fortune in 1976 Rhode Island. Robina is nineteen and finds herself unable to continue her college education due to dealing marijuana. She then experiences changes in the relationships with her parents. With her life in shambles, she suddenly finds herself on a journey to maturity, how to live, learn what is important in life and how to make it as a writer. 
The Way to Remember has a way to speak to many readers. Robin and several of the characters are some that readers would feel connected to and relate to what they are going through throughout the story. I enjoyed watching her grow as a young woman. I did not find the story to be predictable. I never knew what would happen next, which made me continually want to turn the pages and have a hard time putting the book down. There were a few life lessons that Robin learns that so many of us need to learn or to be reminded of. 

The Way to Remember is getting four and a half stars from me. I would love to read more like this from Martha Reynolds in the near future. I recommend this one for readers who enjoy reading Coming of Age Genre Fiction. It is most definitely not one to be missed. 

I received The Way to Remember from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this review! You definitely understood what I wanted to convey through my characters. And you are very kind. I appreciate it!