Beverly M. Rathbun Releases her Third Novel, “Caring For Crabgrass”

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New book follows the endearing story of three women at the crossroads of their lives and their journey to self-discovery.

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They may be different in all aspects of their personalities, but the three of them is bound by an invisible force that springs from grief, loss and acceptance. Author Beverly M. Rathbun takes her readers into the White Mountains and engages them into a precarious yet extraordinary journey that three women must travel before they can reach the summit of resolution with her inspirational novel, Caring For Crabgrass.

Fully capable and fiercely independent at the age of seventy-four, Marjorie Palmer is unexpectedly reunited with her wayward daughters-in-law, Sandra and Kate, to perform a rather unpleasant task. Unrelated by blood yet bound by family ties, the three women have diametrically opposed personalities and can barely tolerate each other. All of them harbor hidden agendas and well-kept secrets. When a twist of fate threatens to prolong their unintentional cohabitation indefinitely, tempers flare and things begin to unravel.

Amusing and heartwarming, this story shows how three different people can find a common ground and accept what they cannot change of each other. It is not only a journey to overcome their differences, but also one that leads them to discover more about themselves and love what they find. Together, they better understand how some things work in life and that despite their constant clash and inner conflicts they uncover the greatest treasure of all-the start of a blossoming bond far stronger than the family ties that hold them together.

Rathbun has outdone herself with this latest publication as she weaves a story that effortlessly lures the readers into the captivating lives of three remarkable women with complex personalities and confronted with conflicts that they must come to terms with before they can find the peace they crave, both for their inner selves and for each other. Wonderfully inspiring, Marjorie, Kate and Sandra will entice a smile and charm a laugh from their lips and make them love life a little bit more.

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About the Author
Beverly Rathbun is the author of the novel, The Water's Edge and Evidence of Mice. Her passion is to explore the shifting lifestyles of women who have reached the other side of fifty. A musician, an artist, and a nature enthusiast, when Beverly isn't hiking in the wilderness, she spends her time in the backyard, entertained and inspired by her furry and feathery friends.

Caring For Crabgrass * by Beverly M. Rathbun
Publication Date: March 8, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 199 pages; 978-1-4836-0320-9N
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 199 pages; 978-1-4836-0321-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-0322-3

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