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Los Angeles, California
Author/Actress Mara Purl honors her own mother by reaching out to
mothers and daughters with her haunting, evocative small-town
saga. The perfect Mother's Day Gift for just ninety-nine cents.
Nothing touches the heart of a woman like a good story. Best-selling
author Mara Purl proved this last Mother's Day when book one of her
series skyrocketed on Amazon. Now she's offering books one and two
of her acclaimed titles as part of this year's Mother's Day Special, May
9th, 10th, 11th and Sunday the 12th. Both novels will be available for
$.99 on all e-readers, including Kindle (Amazon.com), Nook
(BN.com), and Kobo (libraries & independent bookstores.)
Purl, who has risen to become a leading voice in Women's Fiction, has
multiple story-lines about mothers and daughters that touch the hearts of
her readers. "Nothing involves the core of a woman's life more than her
relationship with her mother," the author commented, "and nothing is
more complex. Some of my female characters have great mothers and
great relationships; some don't. As we work through our life-issues, no one
can provide more dynamic insights and keys to our self-understanding.
And nothing is more indestructible than real mother-love." Her story is
made all the more poignant, as Mara has delayed publication of book three
in order to care for her own mother, now facing a serious illness. "My
mother and I always enjoy giving my books as gifts. This year, this is my
way of honoring her."
Best Selling Author Mara Purl's novel soared to the top of the charts – Mara
Purl's "What the Heart Knows" sold 15,000 copies in one day.
Mara Purl's critically acclaimed, award-winning novel, What the Heart
Knows, went to Bestseller status with over 15,000 orders in one
day—Mother's Day 2012. The first novel in the Milford-Haven Series also
hit the top of the 100 Contemporary Fiction List and climbed to Best
Sellers in Family Saga Fiction. Even Purl's short stories appeared in
"Movers and Shakers" while the novel climbed the charts.
When Amazon searched through its vast list of books for the perfect
pre-Mother's Day selection, they chose Mara Purl's What the Heart
Knows. Accurately predicting that their readers might choose it as a gift,
or for themselves, even Amazon couldn't have forecast these results. The
first novel in Purl's Milford-Haven saga (Women's Fiction) rocketed to
number 5. "In the book business, competition for positions on any
Amazon.com top-ten list is keen. The list is almost always occupied by
block-buster authors, or by super-hot trending phenomena," said Margot
Atwell, associate publisher of Bellekeep Books in New York City. "Mara has
created a stunning success."
Actress/Author Mara Purl launched worldwide book two of the Women's
Fiction Milford-Haven series, Where the Heart Lives last fall.
The critically acclaimed novel offers readers a rich painting of
cross-connecting storylines that trace across some of California's most
spectacular locations. Purl also serves up an array of themes … and each
of them more moving than the next.
"My writing is romantic, which is why several of my awards are the
Romance category. But my stories don't follow a strict set of rules of a
classic Romance Novel," Purl said. "My concept of romance is a good deal
more complex. And the romance storylines have thrilling and satisfying
conclusions by the end of the Pentalogy. What, Where, Why, Who and
When … the five questions of the heart asked in each of the book titles are
Purl says her story takes the reader through an expanded trip through her
home territory. "I'd never written about my home city Los Angeles," Purl
admitted. "My readers get an in-depth look at the L.A. of the 1990s as my
protagonist travels from the Palos Verdes lighthouse, to Hollywood, then
winds her way through the Angeles Crest Mountains out to the Mojave
The Milford-Haven series is enhanced by short stories that fit between the
novels, and have been published as e-book prequels. When Hummers
Dream and When Whales Watch have also become Amazon best-sellers.
Purl's books … part romance, part mystery, and part soap opera are
considered in the Women's Fiction genre, which includes Romance, but is
larger in scope with room for Purl's less predictable and more realistic plot
and character development.
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