I am a retired school teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in Counseling. We live and travel in our RV, so my resourceful husband took the couch out and set up a writing desk with two filing cabinets for me. I had never written fiction until the Lord put a story in my heart. When I told it to my daughter one day, she suggested I write it. That was the spark I needed. I love to write stories in which Christian men and women find victory in their lives through the power of God. I�ve written two other novels before the Bellewood Series Desert Breeze is publishing. Besides writing, I scrapbook, make cards, and enjoy my sixteen grandchildren.
A Hometown Fourth of Julyby June Foster
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After Max Tate meets Lynn Marshall at the 4th of July celebration at Ft. Freedom, Washington, he's attracted to the curvaceous blond. Lynn helps Max locate his birth-mother, but when they take a ferry to Cascade Island in search of her, they're too late. She died two weeks before. As he finally uncovers the truth about the woman who gave him up, he's stunned. Now Max is mad at God and turns his back on the best friend he ever had�Lynn Marshall.
Lynn got lost as middle child in her large family. When Max declares his love for her, she gives him her heart, but he hurls it back. Even an orphaned boy crying out for affection isn't enough to soften Max's heart.
Will Max and Lynn find love for each other again to celebrate another Fourth?
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My dear friend June Foster, crit buddy and conference croney, released her second book, A Hometown 4th of July. I am so proud of you, girl. You inspire your readers, and you inspire me. Max Tate is minding his own business, trying to catch the antique car section of the Fourth of July parade, when ice cream plops onto his head and dribbles down his neck. Her aunt takes the small culprit in tow, apologizing profusely, but the damage is done. Lynn Marshall has met the man she will learn to love, the one who will break her heart. Max is adopted, but he has faint memories of a woman holding him on her lap. That woman was his birth mother, the woman who gave him to his adoptive parents and then dropped out of sight. Sometimes he feels like the odd man out in his family. The other two, his sisters, look like his parents, and no wonder--they are birth children, blond and blue-eyed like their parents. His olive skin and black hair make it obvious he doesn't belong. His mother and father are secretive about his origins, avoiding every question he asks. When Max gets to know Lynn, he discovers she's a research expert. Maybe she can help him. But when she does, and when they find where is mother is, what they discover sends him spiraling into depression. Such an impossible situation leaves Lynn wondering if Max is worth another chance. Max is of the same opinion, that he is of no use to Lynn or to anyone. How will they emerge from this morass?
Max Tate has always known he was adopted, but his parents will not tell him anything about his birth parents. This leaves Max feeling like he doesn't belong, and wondering if there is something wrong with him, that his birth family did not want him. This quest seems to consume him. Enter the beautiful young girl, with a bang-up entrance. That is all you can classify it as, when her young niece drops her ice cream on Max's head from her perch in a tree at the 4th of July parade. Lynn Marshall is struggling with her own insecurities. The middle child she often feels like no one cares for her. When she meets Max, she is automatically attracted, but a bit confused by him as well. A wonderful story of love, redemption and grace. You definitely will want to read this book! June Foster has a way with words and she expresses her story very well. Also I love that she addresses head on situations like depression, not fitting in, abandonment, etc. This book deals with so many issues, and very well. I truly enjoyed the story and wept along with Max as he faced so many frustrations in his search for who he was. 399 pages 4 stars Available online in ebook format. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.