#BookTour #Giveaway The Year of Loving by Traci L. Slatton

The Year of Loving
by Traci L. Slatton
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
Art gallerist Sarah Paige’s world is crumbling. One daughter barely speaks to her and the other is off the rails. Sarah is struggling to keep her gallery afloat in a tough market when she learns that her most beloved friend has cancer. In the midst of her second divorce, two men come into her life: an older man who offers companionship and stability and an exciting younger man whose life is as chaotic as hers. 


Sarah’s courage, humor, and spirit strengthen her, but how much can she bear, and what sustains her when all else falls away?



IN THE BEGINNING, THERE was my bohemian poet mom and square

attorney dad, who met at a concert and shared only three interests in

common: rock and roll, Renaissance art, and me, Sarah Melissa Paige,

conceived in the backseat of a Chevy Impala to the strains of Deep Purple.

How do I know this? My Jewish mom never had a clear sense of

boundaries. She would say the most outrageous things, not just to me but

to anyone, at any time. “Sarah was a vaginal birth and I nursed her until

she was eleven months old,” she would tell a store clerk, while I winced.

It was one of her lovable quirks. That’s what my Scotch-Irish/Cherokee

dad would say, with a small smile.

I still miss them every day. Their death was one of the great losses of

my life. Painter Frida Kahlo, my soul sister because of her mixed heritage

and her devotion to art, had remarked, “There were two great accidents in

my life. One was the trolley and the other was Diego. Diego was by far

the worst.” Sometimes I felt that way about the two great catastrophes of

my life: my parents’ deaths and my marriage to my first husband George

Calhoun, the rich WASP with the perpetual sneer of condescension.

George would never forgive me for the humiliation of my leaving him for

an impecunious artist.

But let’s move past George. Let’s go to the end of my second

marriage, to the realist painter Clifton.

Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels, including IMMORTAL (BantamDell) and BROKEN; the award-winning dystopian After Series which includes FALLEN, COLD LIGHT, FAR SHORE and BLOOD SKY; the bittersweet romantic comedy THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE; and the vampire art history romp THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR. She has also published the lyrical poetry collection DANCING IN THE TABERNACLE and THE ART OF LIFE, a photo-essay about figurative sculpture through the ages. Her book PIERCING TIME & SPACE explores the meeting ground of science and spirituality. Her latest novel THE YEAR OF LOVING follows an art gallerist through a steamy love triangle and a challenging year of love and travail. This story seeks to answer the question, What sustains you when all else falls apart?
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