Barbara M. Wright Grips Readers in a Tale of Love, Passion and Hope

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“The Shoe Tree” follows the story of two different women who struggle against the same emotional and physical wounds in search of true happiness and freedom

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In a heartrending but inspiring novel that moves impeccably between the lives of two women, author Barbara M. Wright allows her readers to discover valuable life lessons. In The Shoe Tree, she unveils the story of Rita and Marsha, two women from two different places but facing the same struggles in life.

In a tale of love and hope, readers will take a journey through time to Nevada and Utah in 1986 to follow Rita, a 16-year-old girl and severely abused by her mother, as she runs away. Her natural beauty is seen by Keith, manager of an exotic dance club. Rita dances only to survive. Keith’s bookkeeper, Glenda, meets Rita and they developed an immediate bond.

On the other hand, beautiful Marsha escapes the constant beating of her policeman husband by leaving with her son. While looking for a place to stay, they experience a vehicular accident far from police or hospital. Fortunately, Ed Hicks finds them and saves their lives. Ed and his wife, Doris, believe that everyone is obligated to help one another.

In this story of love, pain, hope, and passion, it takes time for Marsha and Rita’s emotional and physical wounds to heal. But, will they both find love and life without fear after their struggles? The Shoe Tree will hook the readers until the story’s conclusion unravels.

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About the Author
“You could say I am a late bloomer. At age 85, I am proud to present my first novel, “The Shoe Tree.” I published a true story, “Bean Hole Beans,” in the 12th Edition of “Telling Our Stories, Family Food Tales and Recipes” (compiled and edited by Jerry B. Lincecum and Peggy A. Redshaw), published in Sherman, Texas, October 2012. “Pot Luck” is a Family Cook Book which I compiled and published in 1995. As well as many recipes, it contains family history, lineage chart, and photographs. My husband and I reside in Texas.” –The Author

The Shoe Tree * by Barbara M. Wright
Publication Date: February 14, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 355 pages; 978-1-4797-9033-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 355 pages; 978-1-4797-9034-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-9035-7

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