Monday, April 26, 2010

Upcoming Novella - A Way Back

As promised here is the tag line and a blurb for A Way Back. I look forward to the edits on this book and making a book trailer.

In the 1930s oil fields of Texas, a woman from the future finds new purpose as she helps a banker rebuild his financial empire.

Amber Mathis, a Wall Street investment banker, returns to her office after burying her mother. Distraught, tired of the rat race, she's determined to make a career change. In the elevator she falls and rises to find herself in a vintage lift. The date is February 25, 1930, and a man stands on the window ledge ready to jump.

Wellman Hathaway, owner and CEO of Hathaway Bank in New York struggles to pay his depositors half their losses. A woman claiming to be from 2009 appears in his office and involves him in a scheme that forces them into marriage. With Amber's knowledge of the financial history of the 1930s, they travel to the oil fields of Texas to recoup Wellman's funds.

Two people from different centuries are thrown together to survive a difficult time. Will they find more than A Way Back to prosperity?

For research, my husband and I visited the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore. Here is a picture of the replicated city street during the 1930s. Notice the mud.

This novella will be published by Champagne Books in January 2011.
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Happy Reading and Writing!


  1. Linda, I'm sure this novella will be a winner. this is a time period that gets far tii little attention in romance, which is odd, because it was a very dramatic periof in history, with sweeping changes affecting millions of people.

  2. Interesting premise, Linda. Best to you with your upcoming release.

  3. WOW! Love the blurb. And that is so neat that you can actually see what a street from that year looked like. What a great research tool!

  4. Judy, Victoria, and Linda - thank you for your comments. I loved the research and writing this story. Makes me want to write another one in that time period.

  5. Sounds like a great read. Congrats Linda!