An old man remembers the bond he had with his brother, the woman they both fell in love with and the one he never stopped loving

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Tracy Lee Thompson announces the release of ‘Pick the Wildflowers’

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It is a moving story that tugs at your heartstrings and is one you will definitely need tissues for.

Tracy Lee Thompson announces the release of her debut novel titled “Pick the Wildflowers” (published by Balboa Press AU), a love story about an old man as he remembers the woman he never stopped loving through the years.

Struggling with old age, 94-year-old Toby Mitchell gives a moving account of his life. Taken back to 1935, and against the backdrop of a small country town, he shares the bond he has with his older brother, Bill. When the tide of rejection sweeps across the tiny town because of their mother's illness, they gather the strength to push through those prejudice moments. However, the brothers are soon tested when they both fall in love with the same girl, Hildy, a socialite from a wealthy, prominent family. Even though she is from a different world, Hildy accepts the boys and is swept up into their simple way of life. That is until one life-altering day changes everything and devastating circumstances tear them apart.

Over the years, Toby's love for Hildy refuses to fade. The events of that awful day still haunt him. In desperation, he flees the only home he has ever known. As time passes, he soon discovers the new life is not what he hoped for and begins to question everything, including the love he still feels for Hildy. Amid the darkness, Toby finds in his new world, he comes to realize the emotional journey was all worth it.

“Not only does this story contain romance, it also shows hardship. It is a moving story that tugs at your heartstrings and is one you will definitely need tissues for. The moral of the story is to embrace every moment that life gives you. To live every day to its fullest,” Thompson says. When asked what she wants readers to take away from the book, she answers, “That the reader feels moved by the story and that my writing is from the heart and not just words on paper but with emotion.” For more details about the book, please visit

“Pick the Wildflowers”
By Tracy Lee Thompson
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781982290146
E-Book | 248 pages | ISBN 9781982290177
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Tracy Lee Thompson is an Australian author. She lives with her husband and two teenage boys in Bathurst, Australia. “Pick the Wildflowers” is her first novel.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with the worldwide self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1-800-844-925.

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