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Monday, September 26, 2022

The Lost and Found of Green Tree by Bobbie Candas - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Bobbie Candas and her new book, “The Lost and Found of Green Tree,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Bobbie and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

The Lost and Found of Green Tree

by Bobbie Candas


GENRE:  Historical Fiction



Both heart-warming and gut-wrenching, the merging stories of Mariah and Nanette reveal their grit and determination as they attempt to carve out a better life for themselves during one the twentieth century’s most arduous decades.

Growing up in the rural village of Green Tree, Nanette is convinced she’s meant for a bigger life, perhaps in the spotlight of Hollywood. But selling popcorn in a Minnesota movie theater is a far cry from the glamor she dreams of; nevertheless, Nanette is undaunted by challenges.

Mariah, living just outside of Green Tree, yearns to move off the family farm and take on a modern job in a bustling city, but she’s sidetracked by love. By eighteen, she finds herself married to her high school sweetheart, giving birth to twin daughters, and living only a few miles from the home she grew up in.

As the economy worsens during the Great Depression, Nanette’s and Mariah’s lofty goals are forced to change as early tragedies confront both women. Brought together by a mutual friend, Nanette extends a generous offer to Mariah, but in time she exacts a frightening price.




Holding fast to Catherine’s hand, I pressed down with one final, excruciating shriek as my second baby, Sarah, made her delayed entrance into the world, joining her eager twin. Even in those first few minutes, Sarah was always a few steps behind Jo.

I shuddered in relief after hours of struggle. We were truly a family now, with two daughters, both perfect to my eye. Jo, towheaded with a light sprinkling of down-like hair, and Sarah, with a thick dark shock of hair. As my mother cut and tied Sarah’s cord and then bundled her up, she said, “You rest now, Mariah. You’ll soon have double the work, but twice as much to love.”

At that moment, an overwhelming sense of maternal duty overruled the fear that had dogged me these last few months. I’d doubted I was up for this herculean task of nurturing and raising a family, but now I felt content, amazed, fatigued, but excited by the challenge. Mother laid the twins on my chest for a moment of exhausted bliss before their weak crying commenced.



I'm a Texas girl: grew up in San Antonio, went to school at UT in Austin where I earned my degree in journalism, and settled in Dallas where I raised a husband, two kids and a few cats. My husband, Mehmet, and the cats will probably disagree on who raised who, but I'm a sucker for a robust discussion.

For years I was involved in retail management, but have more recently focused on my writing, taking deep dives into the lives of my characters. When you can pry my fingers off the keyboard, I enjoy entertaining, sharing food and drink with friends and family. I enjoy shopping, usually on the hunt for apparel, with a special weakness for shoes, and will frequently jump at the opportunity of an unexpected trip to a far-away place.

And I always make time for reading. I keep a stack of novels ready and waiting on my night stand, with a few tapping their toe in my Kindle. I bounce around genres, and I’m always ready for a good recommendation.


Novels by Bobbie Candas:

The Lost and Found of Green Tree

Imperfect Timing

Luck, Love and a Lifeline







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Bobbie will be awarding a $25 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card (Winner’s Choice!!!) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Good morning Ally, Thanks for hosting and helping introduce my new historical fiction novel, The Lost and Found of Green Tree. I also have two cats, one also an adopted Russian Blue, who was lame and skinny as a rail when he wandered into our lives. Glad to report that he is now fat and happy! I'm amazed at all the activities you're involved in. Hats off to you. I'll check back later in the day and answer any questions or comments readers may have.

  2. Happy Monday! The Lost and Found of Green Tree sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it. Which aspect of the story required the most research on your part?

  3. Hi Bea, how’s it going? I’d say I probably spent the most time researching some of the small towns along the Iowa/ Minnesota border during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Also looked into the politics of the period and checked a lot of train schedules from that time—of what I could find. Thanks for following the book!

  4. This sounds like an awesome book.

  5. Thanks Sherry, I appreciate your comments. Lots of twists and turns going on in this novel. —Bobbie Candas

  6. The book sounds very intriguing. Great cover!

  7. Fantastic excerpt, The Lost and Found of Green Tree sounds like a riveting read that I won't be able to put down!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!