Welcome to my first newsletter!
I am excited to announce a new chapter in my life and the release of my second novel
Natalie's Gift available as an ebook or in paperback on my website www.mariannegowers.com starting September 28th.
Natalie's Gift (Remember Me: Book 2) takes a peek into the life of Meredith (Return to Chelsey Falls) and her husband Ben as they struggle with infertility. We also meet Natalie who is experiencing her own challenges.
I hope you will enjoy this story of love and sacrifice. And of course if you do, I would encourage you to please spread the word to your family and friends.
Also, I have been thrilled with the positive feedback from my first book Return to Chelsey Falls which is also in my books tab.
Thanks and I hope you'll remember to Get lost . . . in a good book!
Q&A: The Story Behind the Story
People have asked me how I come up with the ideas for my stories. It’s different every time, but I usually start with a personal experience from my own life or from someone I know. My second book Natalie’s Gift is loosely based on a friend’s experience. I only knew very basic details of the adoption of one of her children, but I asked her if I could take the idea and embellish it in my own way.
I have not personally gone through the adoption process, but I do have several friends and family that have been on both sides of the adoption equation. I asked some of them about their experiences, which was very helpful, but in the end the thoughts and feelings of my characters were from my own imagination.
As the manuscript came together, my friend (that I had based the story on) graciously spent an afternoon telling me about her experience. She was extremely helpful and we were both amazed at how closely my version was to her actual story. I don’t know how that happened, but I must admit that at times my thoughts can only be attributed to inspiration.
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