Thursday, October 6, 2016

Patricia Yager Delagrange ~ 2nd appearance and her novel Passing Through Brandiss

TITLE: Passing Through Brandiss
RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2016
AUTHOR: Patricia Yager Delagrange
ISBN: 978-1530377138

KEYWORDS: single mother, romance, small town, adoption, missing family members, Santa Barbara, California, Alameda, California

CATEGORIES: Romance/Women’s Fiction/Contemporary

ONE LINER: After losing her husband, Annie and her son move to Brandiss where her life changes when she meets a pregnant teenager and a handsome contractor.
After the tragic loss of her husband, Annie and her young son search for a new life full of meaning and hope. Fate nudges Annie into the arms of a man whose wife disappeared with his child years ago. Annie’s life spins out of control when first the pregnant teenager she hires to help her with her garden asks Annie to adopt her baby and shortly afterwards the long-lost wife of the man Annie loves reappears. Riddled with grief and heartache, the experiences demonstrate how, even in the face of overwhelming sorrow, opening her heart and home to those most in need of love has reaped unexpected joy for Annie and her son.

Guest Post - 18 Things You Might Not Know About Patricia Yager Delagrange

1. I’ve been a vegetarian since 1976. I don’t eat red meat or chicken or fish.

2. My favorite dinner consists of a tortilla heated up in a frying pan with no grease or butter, covered in sharp cheddar cheese and kidney beans.

3. I own a horse. His name is Maximus. I named him after Russell Crowe in the movie Gladiator. Maximus is 15 years old and is a big black Friesian gelding (male). Most people think he’s a Clydesdale but Clydesdales weigh 1800 to 2500 pounds and Maximus weighs (only) 1425 pounds. Friesians have long, regal necks and are always totally black and can be of normal height although Maximus is over 16 hands which means he’s pretty tall.

4. My favorite thing to do is to go on a trail ride with Maximus in the Oakland hills. People don’t realize that in the hills of the big city of Oakland, there are barns and horses and lovely trails.

5. I have five sisters. My dad’s brother had five girls. I have a lot of cousins but we don’t see each other because everyone is scattered all over the place.

6. My best friend is my sister Kathy. She’s always there for me and is an open-hearted, kind individual who doesn’t judge.

7. My other best friend is my husband James. I think it’s important to have a husband as a close friend. When times are tough it’s always good to have that communication line open to solve problems.

8. My mother and father are both dead. My dad passed away in 1996 soon after my son Dylan was born so he never got to meet my daughter Allessandra. That’s one of the biggest sadnesses in my life. My mom passed away in 2008. I miss her more than anyone else.

9. I am in love with elephants. Right now I have a tattoo on my left inner forearm of my horse Maximus and my daughter and I are going to get matching elephant tattoos when she turns 18.

10. My favorite ice cream is Extreme Moose Tracks. I don’t know WHY they named it that! It’s chocolate ice cream with chunks of chocolate swirled around with small round pieces of chocolate that have peanut butter inside them.

11. My favorite beverage is caffeine-free Coke. Not diet coke. Just plain Coke.

12. I never thought I’d have more than one dog at a time. Now we have three: two chocolate labs. Annabella and her son Jack, who are 10 and 8 years old AND, we got our first rescue dog, Shay, a year ago. She’s a chihuahua/terrier mix and both my labs tolerate her. Little dogs are very, very different than big dogs in personality and demeanor. I have a preference.

13. My daughter Allessandra looks exactly like her brother Dylan and my sister Heidi. And she’s adopted. Go figure.

14. I love to watch my favorite movies over and over and over. Some I’ve seen twenty or thirty times.

15. When I’m angry, I drive too fast.

16. I don’t like to swim because it ruins my hair which is highlighted and costs a lot of money to have done. Also, swimming makes my make-up run and I hate that.

17. I call my son Dylan “Bert” which is a short form of Dylbert. Weird, I know.

18. I only wear men’s basketball shoes because they’re so comfortable and have a lot of support; but I never tighten the laces so that I can take them on and off easily. 

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia attended St. Mary’s College, studied her junior year at the University of Madrid, received a B.A. in Spanish at UC Santa Barbara then went on to get a Master’s degree in Education at Oregon State University. She lives with her husband and two teenage children in Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, along with two very large chocolate labs, Annabella and Jack. Her Friesian horse Maximus lives in the Oakland hills in a stall with a million dollar view.



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