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Release day: The Forever Place

28 July 2021

Today is the official release of The Forever Place by Michelle Montebello (ebook and paperback, self-published). Here’s the blurb:

Cover image of The Forever Place by Michelle MontebelloWe lived for them, craved them, set them free.

Invincible. We were the wild ones.

Criminal defence lawyer Marley Kincaid appears perfect from the outside – beautiful, intelligent, successful. Nobody would guess she was falling apart on the inside. Ever since tragedy rocked her life two years ago, she has sought solace in alcohol.

When Marley hits rock bottom, her sister intervenes, sending her to White Cedar, an island off the coast of Nova Scotia in the vast and wild North Atlantic Ocean. There she is expected to attempt sobriety and recover, but life on the island is more challenging than she ever expected.

New friendships and an unexpected love see her through the dark days, but in that place of forever, can Marley weather the storms to carve a new life, or will the regrets of her past pull her under?

Michelle dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

I first stumbled across blue zones when watching a documentary on television. I was fascinated by these five regions around the world known to be some of the healthiest places on Earth. You may have heard of them: Ikaria (Greece), Sardinia (Italy), Okinawa (Japan), Nicoya (Costa Rica) and Loma Linda (California, USA). According to research, the inhabitants of these regions live a decade longer than the rest of us and experience extraordinary vitality and social happiness. They consume a mostly plant-based diet, drink red wine and walk everywhere. In scientific studies, hearts and lungs of one-hundred-year-old blue zonians were as healthy as those of a seventy-year-old on the mainlands. Incredible! Suddenly, a blue zone sounded like the perfect place for my extraordinarily unhealthy, alcoholic protagonist to recover. In The Forever Place, I created White Cedar Island as a fictitious sixth blue zone for Marley to travel to when she hits rock bottom. But choosing to attempt her sobriety on a blue zone is not as easy as one might think. She faces many challenges, sobriety being just one of them. Will she succeed, or will her demons prove too much?

You can find out more about this book at Michelle’s website or buy it from here.

2 Comments
  1. 29 July 2021 6:32 am

    Congratulations Michelle!

  2. 28 July 2021 9:16 am

    Happy release day Michelle

    This is a fabulous read, one that I highly recommend, I loved Marley

    Have Fun

    Helen

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