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Thursday, January 7, 2016


If you have read Return to Me (my review here) you might have wondered like I did why Sadie's mother ended up leaving her to continue on with her life--without her daughter. Most of the answer to that question resides within the covers of this novella prequel "I'm Yours".

Although I am cognizant of the times that all this took place I truly can't comprehend what it must have been like in that day and age for a woman to have such a burning wish to become a famous actress-that she could turn her back on everything, including the man she was in love with. That burning desire was to be her downfall ultimately.

I am just so glad that those days are mostly over and now both Men and Women can be what they want to be without society ripping them apart.



New Release....

I’m Yours is the prequel to Return To Me. This companion novella spins the tale of how Sadie’s mother, Audrey, becomes Audrey McCall, and the events leading up to one fateful decision that will affect generations to come.

The Roaring Twenties spell opportunity for Audrey McCall, a starlet who’s as irresistible as the illegal booze poured behind every shuttered speakeasy. Her big theater dreams include landing the impossible, a role on Broadway. But she’s fallen in love with handsome Edward Stark, who wants her to be his leading lady and his alone.

Edward’s confessed his love and is ready to embark on a future with Audrey. No more sneaking off to speakeasies and enduring cast parties, where the catcalls of men directed at his main squeeze get under his skin. Wouldn’t Audrey rather become the mother of his children than worry about the next paycheck?

Muddying the waters is the shifty Rex Wyatt, a new playwright in town, who promises to make Audrey a star. If Audrey gets the part of her dreams, she has to take it. There are no second chances in theater. Are there second chances in love?


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Read an excerpt HERE


“A sweeping, romantic debut that brings the war-time forties to vivid life in this Titanic meets Philomena tale—fast-paced, tender, and real.” — on Return to Me by RITA Award-winning Author Gwyn Cready

 “Menke’s writing is so lovely, you will want to wrap yourself in her words and savor each moment you spend in Sadie’s story. Return To Me will tug on your heart strings and take you on a journey back in time.” — on Return to Me by Dana Faletti, Author of the Whisper Trilogy 

 “A timeless tale of love, loss and sacrifice that will equally break and warm your heart, as you cheer for the beautifully complex characters until the very last page.” — on Return to Me by Lori M. Jones, Author of Renaissance of the Heart

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Return to Me

In 1942...

Eighteen-year-old Sadie Stark, raised by the governor of Pennsylvania, has the world on a string. She doesn’t need the mother who left her any more than she needs the fiance who promises to change. What she needs is to finish college, and keep her wits about her. 


When war-bound James Pasko returns her stolen clutch, and shows her what’s missing in her life, she gains the courage to search for the truth about her past.

What Sadie uncovers rattles her to the core. But James’ steadfast love gives her hope for the future—for the first time—even as the war tears them apart.

When James disappears over enemy lines and Sadie makes a startling discovery, she must decide to follow in the footsteps of the mother who gave her away, or face a life of hardship like she’s never known.


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About the Author

Carolyn Menke is the author of RETURN TO ME, published by The Wild Rose Press in September 2015 and I’M YOURS, the companion novella that released in December. RETURN TO ME, set during the 1940s, follows Sadie, as she uncovers pieces of her mother’s past. I’M YOURS, set during the Roaring Twenties, follows Audrey, Sadie’s mother, as a young starlet destined for Broadway, and the events leading up to one fateful decision.

Raised by a former kindergarten teacher and engineer, Carolyn grew up with a book in hand, a story in her ear, and was encouraged from a young age to pretend, create, read, and write. She’d often come down to the breakfast table with a new story or poem to share. Some of her fondest memories are of her mom reading to her from the front seat of their family station wagon during long road trips, her siblings fast asleep beside her. These read-alouds were the beginning of a lifelong love.

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Carolyn blogs for a digital marketing agency and enjoys horseback riding and geocaching with her family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a mom to three young daughters, it’s her turn to carry on the tradition of telling stories, reading aloud, and making the every day magical.

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31 comments :

Valerie (@tailoredandtalented) said...

Sounds like some very interesting books to be reading! Definitely will be adding "Return To Me" and "I'm Yours," to my reading list. My personal goodreads 2016 reading challenge is to read 35 books by the end of the year!

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to be Han Solo's leading lady because I like Star Wars haha. ;)

Masshole Mommy said...

Sounds like an interesting story! Oh, and great giveaway, too!

Sharon Martin said...

I could look at this cover all day long, it is one of the most mesmerizing covers I have seen.

Anonymous said...

Love to be George Clooney's leading lady sorry Amal(Wife)
Gloriawalshver@yahoo.com

Literary Winner said...

Ooh, it sounds like I would really like this prequel - thanks for sharing!

Parenting Patch said...

My leading man is my hubby. I also want to say my son because he is the other most important man in my life!

Michelle Li said...

I would like to be Hugh Jackmans leading lady, sorry Deborra.

Scott said...

I love that the first one is set in the time of speakeasys/etc. Such a romantic era - love stories set in that time!

Samantha said...

I love the setting, it sounds like a good story.

Professer Bird said...

I'm not a big reader. However, if does sound interesting.

Deb PelletierC said...

From the play , My fair lady. As Eliza Doolittle, too live rich. Wouldn't it be loverly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q671QIDeH-U

Judy Thomas said...

The Princess Bride! Love it :)

Kimberly Harbour said...

The leading man in my life is my hubby!

fee roberts said...

I'm not sure I'm understanding the question, but I love Tom Hanks. I think he is so funny and a man with integrity.

william gossage said...

I like to be luke skywalker

Jayne said...

I am very happy being my husband's leading lady. We truly had that crazy in love at first sight full on devotion thing at the beginning and today we celebrated our 12th anniversary.

bxcrochet said...

That is one beautiful cover. I love to read books that happened in the earlier eras.

Michelle F.

Emily Endrizzi said...

I would chose to be my boyfriend's leading lady any day. He's the one for me. :)

Trippy Cusp said...

After watching the new Star Wars movie, I'd like to be Kylo Ren's leading lady! ;) He's got a dark side vibe that is super attractive to me. I always go for the bad ones! lol

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

I have not read any books by Ms. Menke, but I think these two books featured here look like an interesting read. Although I am more of a crime and suspense fanatic, I will still be checking these books out.

Jessica Humrich said...

Haven't heard of these. I will have to go check them out!

Ourfamilyworld said...

This sounds like a great read and I love the cover of this book. I will check this out.

Amber Ludwig said...

I would love to be a totally classic, classy, badass!!

Sara said...

I would like to be Jay Cutler's leading lady!

LifeAsAConvert said...

So true that society doesn't rip these people apart now for wanting to do something like this. I am glad about that.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I have always wondered what it would be like in this era. Women have come so far in everything they do from this time period. These seem like great reads and I will be checking the out for sure. Thanks for the reviews.

Christy Maurer said...

I'd go back in time and be Jimmy Stewart's leading lady in an awesome movie by Hitchcock!

Jodi Hunter said...

I would be Dean Winchester's leading lady, it could not get any better than that.

Michelle said...

I don't have a leading guy in my life at the moment :-/

slehan said...

I want to be Paul Newman's leading lady.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

 
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