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About Bobbie Candas
Right now, I'm really excited about the release of my latest project, The Lost and Found of Green Tree, with the print version now available and the e-book available for presale September 15th and releasing September 29th. This novel jumps into the drama and adventures of Mariah and Nanette, two compelling, determined, and ambitious young women, navigating a difficult world during the Great Depression. Although both are from the same small town, their paths diverge quickly as life takes them on different journeys. I'd love to hear your feedback and welcome your honest reviews.
I'm a Texas girl: Grew up in San Antonio, went to school at UT in Austin, and settled in Dallas where I raised a husband, a few cats, and two kids. My husband and the cats will probably disagree on who raised who, but I'm always a sucker for a robust discussion. For years I was involved in retail management, but i have untangled myself from the world of serving up clothing, shoes and bags, and have immersed myself in my true passion--writing fiction and taking deep dives into the lives of my characters.
When you can pry my fingers off the keyboard, I've been known to imbibe in a few glasses of wine and been spotted forking into decadent desserts while gathering with friends and family. Put me on a shady deck or an umbrella-covered patio, with a table full of opinionated know-it-alls, a spicy margarita, and I'm in my happy place. I've also been known to jump at the opportunity of taking unexpected trips to far-away places.
But I'll always make time for writing and reading, with a stack of novels ready and waiting on my night stand, and a few tapping their toes in my Kindle and laptop. I bounce around genres, and I'm usually up for a good recommendation.
Titles By Bobbie Candas
Two young women muster grit, ambition, and betrayal trying to make it through the arduous years of the Great Depression.
Both heart-warming and gut-wrenching, the merging stories of Mariah and Nanette reveal their ingenuity and determination as they attempt to carve out a better life for themselves. Growing up in the rural village of Green Tree, Nanette is convinced she's destined for a larger life, perhaps in the spotlight of Hollywood. But selling popcorn in a Minnesota movie theater is a far cry from the glamour she dreams of; nevertheless, Nanette is undaunted by challenges.
Mariah, 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 moving only a few miles from the home she grew up in.
As the economy worsens, Nanette’s and Mariah’s lofty goals are forced to change as early tragedies confront both women. Brought together by a mutual friend, their friendship becomes entangled when Nanette extends a generous offer to Mariah, but eventually she exacts a frightening price.
Lucy Millstone always believed in the power of luck; golden blessings just seemed to follow her. But lately… not so much. A recent graduate from Parson’s School of Design in Manhattan, Lucy is desperately seeking an assistant’s position in the fashion industry, but months have gone by with no luck and no job. In addition, Lucy’s boyfriend has dumped her for a guy. How do you compete with that? And, there’s the issue of student debt, over two-hundred-thousand-dollars owed.
After a summer of rejections, Lucy finally gets a two-fer when her hot Parson’s career advisor gives her a tip on a lucrative buyer’s position and asks her out. She nabs the job and dives into the romance, but eventually walks away from the toxic whip-lash relationship and the boss-from-hell.
Following the lead on an unexpected job, she eventually finds herself in Martinique, and is loving island life, convinced her luck is turning. But it’s not long before tenacious Lucy finds herself in the midst of several life-altering obstacles. Will Lucy find the romance and opportunity she’s been seeking? Click the buy button and follow Lucy on her misadventures through Manhattan to beautiful Martinique on the ultimate search for love and success.
Bad Timing, Bad Husbands, and Big Surprises
It’s 1997 in sunny LA, and Chloe has just arrived from Dallas, ready to conquer the golden coast and the real estate leasing market. She finds herself in a competitive field where contacts are everything. Unfortunately, Chloe has none. But she’s a quick study and goes from floundering to zeroing in on effective business strategies, while meeting an intriguing and very hot city planner, Zane Shepard.
The two discover an arousing lust/love attraction with strong chemistry, eventually transforming it into the almost-perfect relationship. As Chloe’s career continues to soar, Zane is getting restless working for the city. After a year, Chloe is ready to take the next step in their relationship, but Zane is not so sure..
After months of sleepless nights, Chloe moves on, blaming her split with Zane on bad timing. She was ready to commit but he wasn’t. Keyed into her new mantra about picking future mates with matching timelines, she packs up her damaged heart, returns to Dallas, and quickly lassos a new romantic interest who seems ready to take the plunge.
But in love and relationships, nothing is as simple as a mantra. Eventually, everything Chloe thought she’d learned about love unravels, as she finds her good-timing philosophy severely tested.