Celebrating the launch of her second novel, Branching Out, join Kerstin March and Valley Bookseller at ArtReach St. Croix on Saturday December 5th. Signed book sets make excellent Christmas gifts! The event will also include a special art exhibition by Chilean abstract painter, Margarita O'Rawlings and holiday refreshments
Nestled along the shores of the beautiful Great Lakes, Meyers Orchard is where Shelby Meyers found unexpected love and strength and now must forge a new life on her own terms.
Marriage marks both a happy ending and a new chapter for Shelby Meyers. She and Ryan Chambers have overcome tremendous odds to stand together in her grandparents' orchard on the bluffs of Lake Superior, exchanging vows. Still, there are challenges old and new to contend with. Shelby struggles to find her niche among Ryan's prominent Chicago family, while her own mother remains unreliable and unpredictable, impacting her life even from afar.
Though Shelby's love for Ryan is as deep-rooted as the orchard, her rocky upbringing makes her hesitant to start a family. Before she can reconcile those feelings, a personal tragedy throws Shelby's confidence, and her marriage, into crisis. To move forward she'll have to go back to her Great Lakes hometown and her mother, and to secrets she could never have guessed at, as she resolves to branch out on her own.
Author Bio: 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. Visit her on the web at www.kerstinmarch.com.