Family Trees, Kerstin March

1 June, 2015

In this moving and insightful debut novel set along the breathtaking shores of the Great Lakes, a young woman must decide which dreams are worth fighting for, and which roots to keep firmly in place…
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Sensible and self-reliant, Shelby Meyers knows exactly what she wants. She’ll never again depend on her errant mother, Jackie, who abandoned Shelby when she was a baby—and is forever searching for an elusive, glittering life. All Shelby needs is her beautiful, windswept Lake Superior, her loving grandparents, and the treasured-but-struggling family apple orchard she helps run—until a new love, Ryan Chambers, opens her heart to chance, and her eyes to a wider world than she ever imagined.

But just as Shelby is looking toward an exciting future, Jackie unexpectedly returns—determined to make up for the past and “help” her daughter get everything she never could. Her confidence shaken, Shelby finds herself at odds with Ryan, and with his wealthy family’s overbearing expectations. Now, through wrenching change and sudden loss, Shelby must find a way to see herself, and her mother, in a new light, forge an all-too-fragile understanding—and risk the kind of freedom that brings its own unexpected, enduring rewards…

Reviews

“Fans of intelligent contemporary romance will enjoy this story of love, forgiveness and growing into adulthood.”  –St. Paul Pioneer
“Kerstin March writes a captivating story of love, heartbreak and triumph.” –Laura Sobiech author of Fly a Little Higher“A charming, romantic story of life after loss, filled with lush descriptions of Lake Superior’s magical beauty.” –Kristina Riggle, author of the Whole Golden World

“A sweet, heartening story, Family Trees explores love, loyalty, and the growing pains inherent in building a life for oneself.” –Lindsey Palmer, author of If We Lived Here

 About the Author
After graduating from St. Olaf College, Kerstin March built a career around writing.  During her start as a small town newspaper reporter, and as a public relations professional later on, she always enjoyed bringing out the personal side of news stories.  Kerstin lives in Minnesota with her husband and their three children. When her family isn’t scrambling with work, school, and errands, they can often be found up north, braving ice-cold swims, fish boils, and bear scares on Lake Superior’s shore. Family Trees is her first novel. For more information, please visit www.kerstinmarch.com.