Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A New Dawn in Deer Isle by Tom Winton #AuthorLove

Tom Winton has a unique and interesting writing style which I enjoy. 
Here is his latest book. Enjoy!

A New Dawn in Deer Isle 
by Tom Winton

Description: 
George McLast is not a happy man. He's been mourning his wife's death for three years, his financial situation is worse than ever, he hates where he lives, and lately he's been getting some very unnerving feelings in his chest. But George isn't quite ready to throw in the towel yet. He still has one burning desire. Despite all his troubles and his son's vehement disapproval,he loads a mattress in the back of his old van and takes a trip--the cross-country trip he and his beloved Lorna had only dreamed of taking when she was still alive.

When George first hits the road his expectations are low, because he has not been happy with the changes he believes America and its people have undergone over the years. But that soon changes. Not long after leaving his Florida home he meets a succession of people who cause him to reevaluate his negative beliefs. He also finds himself agreeing to take a highly unlikely traveling companion along with him on his journey. And that works out well, too. But then something unexpected happens. Something George definitely is not prepared for.

On his first night in Deer Isle, Maine, while eating at a diner, he's deeply attracted to the free-spirited owner of the establishment. But George is getting up in his years, and the last thing he's looking for is romantic relationship. On top of that, he's still in mourning. Nevertheless, drop-dead-gorgeous Sarah Poulin thinks he is a very special man, and she's not a woman who gives up easily.

Blurbs:
Every now and then we read a book that deeply affects the way we perceive our lives - A NEW DAWN IN DEER ISLE is one of those books. 

“The main character reminds me of another I came to treasure...Atticus Finch.” 
“If you only read one book this year make it this one.”
“When it comes to writing about finding the bright side of things when life seems to fall apart, Tom Winton has few equals.”
“Truly inspired by the lure of the winding road to self-discovery, like so many of America’s greatest writers, Tom Winton follows a proud tradition…”
“This is without doubt one of the best books I have read in a very long time."
"This is a vintage Tom Winton tale, a book that returns in memory."



Bio: 
Tom Winton has done everything from working on a railroad gang in the Colorado Rockies to driving a taxicab in some of New York’s most dangerous neighborhoods. He has also been a mailman, a salesman, an entrepreneur and more. Since having his first book published in 2011 he’s written seven more, and they’ve all been bestsellers.  

Said to be a man who writes with his pen dipped in his soul, Tom has been listed as one of Amazon's  Top 100 "Most Popular Authors" in both Literary Fiction and in Mystery, Thriller and Suspense. He has also been named by Wattpad (the world’s largest online reading platform) as one of their most followed authors.

Although Tom Winton was born and raised in New York he lived in Florida for many years. Now he resides in the Great Smoky Mountains with his wife Blanche and their ill-tempered but lovable Jack Russell Terrier, Ginger.

21 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my newest release today, Kathleen! I think it's a tale that everybody will enjoy.

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  2. Sounds like a great book, Thomas. Life is full of surprises for us if we just put ourselves out there. Best of sales!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Roland. I emailed you about October.

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    2. Thank you very much, Roland. I'm now working on book #9.

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  3. Hi, Tom! Hi, Kathleen!

    Your story rings with truth, Tom, and I can relate to it in several ways. I was born and raised up north and have lived in Florida more than three decades. There have been times in my life when I have become cynical about the human race only to meet a string of exceptionally nice people who have proven me wrong. I can also relate to meeting and feeling a deep attraction to a woman when life's circumstances dictate that it cannot and must not be acted upon and consummated.

    I wish you great success with your book, Tom. Thanks for introducing Tom and his latest work, Kathleen!

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    1. Thank you very much for your well wishes, Shady. I, too, spent more than three decades in "The Sunshine State" before moving to the North Georgia Mountains two years ago. Like the main character in my book, I know all about getting sand in ones shoes and then, down the road, tiring of Florida. I like having four seasons.

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  4. Thank you so much.
    Bookie lust ignited. Again.

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    1. Haha! Bookie lust is always good!

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    2. Thanks very much for stopping in, Elephant's Child.

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  5. It sounds like an interesting read. There aren't enough stories with older protagonists, although I think there's a larger older reading audience. I hope the book sells well.

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    1. I absolutely agree with you, Liz. We need more older protagonists.

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    2. I totally agree with you, Liz. Look at how well "Tuesday's with Morrie" and "The Notebook" sold, though they of course had big publishers with deep pockets helping them along. I wrote this book with Steinbeck's "Travels with Charley" in mind. As a matter of fact, my MC starts his cross-country journey by intentionally following the route John Steinbeck and Chas took back in 1960.

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  6. Hi Thomas and Kathleen - thanks for highlighting ... I can 'feel' the twists and turns here in this story - as EC says - definitely bookie lust! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks very much for your interest, Hilary. Those who've read the book so far seem to have found it a worthwhile journey. I sure like to think so.

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  7. Thank you very much for your interest, Hilary. They tell me it's a pretty fair read. I sure like to think so.

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  8. This sounds like a story to which I can relate. The road part that is. I haven't lost my wife and I look forward to many future journeys with her. I'm a sucker for stories about the road and journeys.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. That's great that it sounds like your kind of read, Arlee. I hope you enjoy the journey.

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