Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Finding Me by Kelly Gunderman. This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club and there will be a giveaway.
by Kelly Gunderman
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release date: July 30, 2019
Genre: Young Adult Fiction — Contemporary
Can you ever truly love someone who robbed you of everything?
Sixteen-year-old Claire Williams spends most of her days feeling angry and alone. After a car accident took her mother and Claire’s ability to walk, life in a wheelchair is the new normal.
When she’s sent to live with her grandmother, away from school and friends, Claire has a chance for a fresh start. Just when Claire thinks she can handle things, she runs into Todd – the son of the man who caused the car accident.
At first, Claire wants nothing to do with him, but the more time they spend together, the more she hates to admit her feelings. She’s slowly falling in love with Todd.
Now, Claire’s father wants to move and take Claire with him. But she can’t go. Not now when everything is falling into place, and she’s just now finding herself. Claire’s defiant. She won’t leave Greenwood, her new friends, her grandmother, or Todd.
Can Claire find the strength to let her dad go on with his life while leaving her behind to live hers, or will she allow the guilt and shame of surviving the accident pull her back under?
Special Post From Author:
Character Interview: Todd Cash
Todd was a major character in Finding Me. He brought out the best in Claire, and helped her on her path to forgiveness. While Claire is the main character, Todd has done more than enough to earn a spot up there with her. In case you are interested in learning more about Todd, here is a character interview with him.
Question: What was your first thought when you realized who Claire was?
Todd: When I first realized it was Claire that walked into the principal’s office that day, I almost fell off of my chair. I had never actually met her before, but of course, I knew her instantly, not only because of the name, but because I’ve seen pictures of her. I tried to keep it secret as to who I was at first, but I couldn’t lie to her. She had lost enough already, and she deserved the truth.
Question: What is your favorite thing to do?
Todd: Read. I read all the time, when I’m not working. It’s a great way to escape from everyday reality and find yourself somewhere new.
Question: How many times would you say you’ve read To Kill a Mockingbird?
Todd: -Laughs- At least fifteen, I’m sure.
Question: Do you and your brother have a close relationship?
Todd: We used to have a really close relationship before the accident. Now it isn’t quite the same. I mean, we still spend a lot of time together and all, but we aren’t as close as we were back then.
Question: Have you visited your father since the accident?
Todd: Yes. I visited him one time. It was a really difficult visit, actually; he couldn’t even look at me. I can’t remember the last time I saw my dad sober, if I can be honest. It was so…unreal. He kept telling me he was sorry and that he never meant to hurt anyone. At first, I was angry and didn’t really want to talk about it, but Claire told me that I should give him a chance, so I did. I still haven’t forgiven him, but I’m working on it.
Kelly Gunderman was born a child of the late eighties in small-town Pennsylvania. A bibliophile in her own right, she is hoping to one day surpass the number of pages she has turned with those she has written of her own accord.
Having recently completed her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development, Kelly suddenly found herself with a bit more free time than usual, and began her immediately successful foray into blogging and Freelance Writing, which subsequently led to her renewed desire to finally put her ideas and imaginings “on paper.”
Focusing primarily on the Young Adult genre, Kelly’s first novel, Finding Me, was published by Swoon Romance, and she is currently working on putting even more stories on paper.
She currently resides in her original home town with her husband, their two daughters, and a few cats that constantly challenge the sanity of all with their ill-advised attempts at what can only be assumed to be world domination.
Prize: A coffee mug, tea, and a $10 Amazon gift card from Kelly Gunderman (USA only)
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