"Real Love Conquers Abuse, Betrayal & Despair." New Nurture Virtual Book Tour for "This Bird Flew Away" by Lynda M. Martin - On Tour From September 5th-30th, 2011.

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"This Bird Flew Away" by Lynda M. Martin, a new Nurture Virtual Book Tour, September 5th-30th, 2011 -- "A retired, child protection worker sheds light on the abuse of children with a fictional story that offers hope to readers with a page-turning story".

“…an extraordinary book…incredibly dark subject matter…still manages to leave the reader feeling optimistic at the end.” --K. Banes

New Nurture Virtual Book Tour for Lynda M. Martin. Visit blogs and websites featuring L.J. and "This Bird Flew Away" from September 5th-30th, 2011 at http://nurtureyourbooks.com/vbtblog/?p=1786.

About "This Bird Flew Away":

Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist - Literary Fiction.

What is real love? The whole world wants to know…

They should ask Bria Jean, because she has it all figured out. Opinionated, stubborn and full of woe, Bria would tell you real love is having one person you can always count on through thick and thin. For her, that’s Jack. And it doesn’t matter to her that she’s nine and he’s twenty-three — not one bit.

When, at the age of twelve, Bria disappears, Jack and his Aunt Mary search for her, and when she surfaces, injured, abused and traumatized, he fights to become her guardian with no idea of the trials ahead of him. By then, Bria is thirteen going on thirty, full of her own ideas on how her life should run and with some very fixed notions about who is in charge.

About the Author:

Lynda was born in Dunfirmline, Scotland in 1953, emigrated to Canada with her parents as a young girl. She grew up on the vast prairies of Western Canada, and loved the open wide spaces of that wild land. She was educated in Medicine Hat, Alberta, a town in the southeast corner of that province, and spent most of her time riding horses, barrel racing and hanging around rodeos and cowboys http://www.lyndammartin.com/page1.

In 1968, the product of a troubled youth and a dysfunctional family, she found herself on her own at the age of fifteen, two thousand miles from her home, and knows first hand the dangers facing girls on our streets and the predators that prey on them. She was one of the lucky ones. She survived.

Later in life, she went east to Montreal for her education, graduating from the University of Montreal with a degree in Business Administration, which provided a fine income, but little in the way of personal satisfaction. Still in her twenties, she became a volunteer with social services to work with troubled teen-aged girls, and took every course the social agencies offered.

Soon, she became an outreach worker who worked with police, social agencies and charities, becoming a respected front-line worker, often initiating first contact with recovered abused and exploited children. Over the years, and in many different jurisdictions, this second career became the driving force of her life, which often took her into law-enforcement, child welfare agencies, prosecutors offices and the courts.

Lynda and her husband Jim make their home in the sunny state of Florida, and in her beloved Alberta. She has two daughters and four grandchildren.

Now retired from child protection work, Lynda is a full-time writer, editor, writing teacher and coach http://lyndammartin.blogspot.com/.

Join us for the "This Bird Flew Away" Nurture Virtual Book Tour, September 5th-30th, 2011 for a chance to enter and win copies of "This Bird Flew Away", read author interviews, guest author posts and more.

For current tour dates and the full Book Tour schedule, please refer to the author's Nurture Virtual Book Tour page at http://nurtureyourbooks.com/vbtblog/?p=1786.

About Nurture Your BOOKS™

Nurture Your BOOKS™ - A global, online, independent author and book promotion company based in Alberta Canada; it is owned and run by the company's CEO and Founder, Bobbie Crawford-McCoy. Nurture Your BOOKS™ continues to rise above industry standards by offering clients contract-free support and professional author services at an affordable price. They provide their expertise and knowledge to a growing number of authors, both Independent and Traditional/Legacy Published, who require assistance with marketing, promoting and selling their books.

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