Monday, April 1, 2024

Book Tour: Leave Everything You Know Behind by Ginny Fite


Book Title:  Leave Everything You Know Behind by Ginny Fite
Category: Adult Fiction, 228 pages
Genre:  Women's Fiction
Publisher:  Sunbury Press
Release date:   January, 2024
Content Rating: PG-13 + M: issues of suicide, some strong language, death

An unexpected friendship changes everything for two women facing the hardest challenges life can dish up.

Cranky, aging newspaper publisher Anne Canfield is determined to live forever, no matter what. Young, brilliant writer and teacher Indira Anand thinks she wants to die. But the winter morning Anne saves Indira Anand from drowning, everything changes.

​When Anne is diagnosed with incurable brain cancer and has only months to live, she must hurry to save her newspaper, heal her regrets, keep her secrets hidden, and protect her son from the truth before time runs out. Indira, thwarted by both the law and her distant husband but desperate to escape the pain she watched her grandmother endure, wavers about her decision. Out of options, Indira reaches out to Anne, and they make a pact to help each other. Now it’s just a question of time.
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Award-winning writer and journalist, Ginny Fite has been a journalist, a spokesperson for a governor and for a member of Congress, held posts in higher education institutions, and a robotics R&D company. Writing about ordinary people who grapple with extraordinary circumstances, her eight novels span the genres of mystery, thriller, adventure, and women’s fiction. 

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Guest Post:


By Ginny Fite

In a small Vermont town, Anne Canfield publishes the weekly newspaper her family has owned for generations. She’s blunt and slightly eccentric, some would say quite eccentric. Newcomer Indira Anand, a sensitive deep thinker, teaches creative writing at the nearby college. These two women meet by chance and almost instantly become close friends although each faces serious illness. 

Anne’s adult son, Freddy, and Indira’s husband, Tom, struggle to cope, while Freddy’s crazed wife, struggling with her own grief, cruelly reveals long hidden secrets from Anne’s past. Family and newspaper staff, old loves and new beginnings all intrude as past and current infidelities are revealed. 

At some point in life, everyone is beset by grief, guilt, hopelessness, jealousy, and anger—all the human feelings that swirl around us as we navigate a chaotic world while trying to hold onto our little share of joy and beauty. LEAVE EVERYTHING YOU KNOW BEHIND is about letting go of all the things you think matter and finding the one thing you always wanted. 

When I started writing this book, I was thinking about stakes—what it costs to achieve something you want more than anything. What could be higher stakes than life or death? What could be more important than love? What would happen if getting what you want destroys the people you love most? Those questions forged the crucible the characters in LEAVE EVERYTHING YOU KNOW BEHIND walk through.

LEAVE EVERYTHING YOU KNOW BEHIND is a story of hope that shows us how friends see us through the worst of times and how doubts and fears need not keep us from finding love and forgiveness.

My Review: 
Leave Everything You Know Behind is another good book from talented author, Ginny Fite. I have read other works from her and enjoyed them. This one is no different. I loved getting to know Anne and Indira. I love how the two were able to bond with one another despite their differences and backgrounds. I thought it was a beautiful story of forgiveness, love, friendship, redemption and facing one's fears. With the subject matter of cancer and losing my dear husband from it, the story hard for me to read at times. There were scenes I found myself teary eyes and wanting to keep my tissues handy. Other times, I could not help but to smile and feel my heart warm.  It does make one think about what would you do in these circumstances. It was interesting how the characters were able to deal with their issues. There were few secrets revealed that affected others that kept me wanting to continue to read to see how it would all end for Anne and Indira.
I am giving Leave Everything You Know Behind a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading Adult Women's Fiction. I would love to read more books like this one from author, Ginny Fite. 
I received a paperback copy of Ginny Fite's Leave Everything You Know Behind from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

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