Thursday, February 21, 2019

"The Woman America Loves a Latte" by Holly Tierney-Bedord

The Woman America Loves a Latte
by Holly Tierney-Bedord

The Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord

The Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord is currently on tour with Silver Dagger Book Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Orphaned as a teen, Veloura has never stood a chance. Spending her days sprucing up the shack of a has-been bull rider and washing hair down at the local beauty salon, she's settled for a life of low expectations.
When it turns out her fiancé doesn't have her best interests at heart, she's forced to come up with a new plan for herself.
An opportunity to be the spokesperson for a coffee chain means a bright future could be hers, if only she can stay ahead of her dark past.

“Suzie,” Vee was saying, “my life is finally coming together. Can you believe I’ve got a wedding to plan?”
Suzie wrapped her finger through the phone cord in her kitchen a couple of times. Her two-year-old daughter Britney was sick with the flu, down for a nap, so she’d taken personal days from both her jobs. Unfortunately, she still had to pay the daycare center, but it was nice to be home on a Monday.
“No, Vee, I can’t believe it. Have you totally given up on that guy who works at RadioShack?”
“God, yes, I’ve totally given up on him.”
“What about the guy at the frozen yogurt place? Or maybe just try being single for a while.”
“I can’t be single. Where would I live? Back in some rooming house with twenty other people?”
“I thought you liked New Horizons?”
“It was a halfway house, Suzie, which would have been okay, but when you’re the only person not recovering from an addiction, everyone gives you the coldest shoulder.”
“I guess you could stay here with us,” Suzie said. She held her breath, hoping Vee would say no.
“No, no. Don’t be crazy. I’ve got everything with Thunder. He’s a man. He owns his own home.”
“I hope you’re not marrying him for his dinky little house.”
“Gimme a break. I’m not that materialistic. I would never marry some guy for his house,” said Vee. “I’m just trying to tell you that, unlike every other guy I’ve ever dated, he’s an honest-to-goodness adultwith things like a bad back and real pots and pans. I need this kind of stability and support. Doesn’t everyone deserve that?”
“Yes, but I thought you said he stays out all night? How does that feel stable to you?”
“I think you get that with all guys, at least early on before they’re fully committed.”
“No, Vee, not all men are like that,” said Suzie.
“Anyway,” said Vee. “Let’s focus on the positive. Like how fast Thunder’s trying to make it all happen.”
“Really?” said Suzie. She was still doubtful whether Vee and Thunder were even engaged or if this was some kind of massive misunderstanding on the part of her friend.
“Really!” said Vee. “I asked him about an engagement ring on Monday—the day after he proposed, you know, wondering when we might want to go to the mall and try some on, and just like that, he disappeared. Left the house. Drove away. I was like, ‘Hey! Where’d he go?’ I thought maybe he was going to bail on me! But then later that same day he showed back up and gave me a ring! Can you believe it?”
“Barely,” said Suzie.
“I can’t believe you haven’t seen it yet. I’ve had it a whole week. It’s a little loose, but I figure I can wear it on my middle finger instead.”
“You could get it resized, you know,” said Suzie.
“Yeah, that costs money. So, on Tuesday I told Thunder I want to go dress shopping with you. And guess what?”
“He presented you with your wedding dress,” Suzie guessed. She lit a cigarette—one of her few guilty pleasures—and blew the smoke out the open window so it wouldn’t drift back to Britney’s room.
“Close,” said Vee, “and I’m going to ignore the sarcasm in your voice.”
“Okay, I give up. What happened next?” asked Suzie, feeling a little guilty that she wasn’t even faking being enthusiastic about any of this.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
“Great plot with unexpected forays into areas that capture imagination in a delightful way. Would love to read more by this author....” ~ Kindle Customer
“I really enjoyed this book. The author presents an indomitable heroine and knows how to throw in a good plot twist. The book is slightly reminiscent of something Fannie Flagg (one of my favorite authors) might write, but more complex. I think this book would lend itself well to being read and discussed by book clubs. I highly recommend it.” ~ Nancy Hamel
“When I first started reading this book I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but then once I started I couldn't stop. […] The ending was amazing! I never would have guessed how Vee turned out!” ~ Krista Beck
“This was really a great book with believable, usually, characters! I thought the name of the book was kind of strange - until I began reading it. It definitely is worth the read. I have read four of Holly's books now and I think she is wonderful writer. There's always a surprise with her books! Looking forward to the next one!” ~ S Spahn

About the Author
Holly Tierney-Bedord
Holly Tierney-Bedord is the author of several novels and novellas including Sweet Hollow Women, The Woman America Loves a Latte, The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club, and Surviving Valencia. She's also an artist and miniaturist, creator of the mid-century dollhouse restoration blog Flip this (Mini) House, and the author of several non-fiction books about creating miniatures. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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