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Sunday, November 29, 2015
Ties that Bind by Debbie White Excerpt Tour
Let's get to know Debbie White
Debbie currently resides in beautiful Sonoma County,
California, where the jagged Pacific coastline meets the rolling hills
cascading with vineyards. She writes romance novellas that feature strong,
independent women, who when faced with adversity, or tragedy, fine strength and
overcome the perils that stand in their way. She’s an avid supporter of animal
rescue, and happily donates a portion of sales from her books to rescue
organizations. She has two adult children, and two granddaughters. In her spare
time, she loves to garden, travel; enjoy family, and her beloved rescue dogs,
Dash and Briar. Her real passion of course is writing, and she uses her 20+
years as a military wife as inspiration for her stories. The Salty Dog takes
places in Bodega, a small fishing community she has the pleasure of visiting
often. The project she is currently working on involves travel to exotic and
foreign places, another area she has experience.
Ties That Bind is one woman’s journey on the path to
self-discovery as she puts the pieces of her past together.Pat always knew she was adopted; she was
reminded of it daily. What she didn’t know was the depth of the cover-up. With
her private investigator husband, Charles, the couple takes off from California
to Iowa to uncover the deep, dark secrets
that have plagued her for more than half her life. Her journey to find out the
truth exposes a more meaningful discovery giving Pat the peace she always
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When I first started out on this adventure,
I wasn’t prepared for what I’d find. At
the same time, I couldn’t wait to find out what was lurking in the shadows of
my past. Adoption was done so differently back then. Babies were often adopted
with a handshake, not the mounds of red tape that it takes nowadays. I guess I should be thankful that loving
parents found me – although that description is a bit of a stretch.
My dad showed me love and kindness. Mom,
on the other hand, was not very warm or kind, and occasionally could be
physically abusive. She always seemed to be irritated with me.
When I was old enough to read, I had been given a newspaper clipping about my
earliest beginnings with the family. The clipping said I was found lying on a
bed and was estimated to be about nine months old. I tried to visualize the
look on their faces when they saw this bundle of unexpected joy. I’ve also
wondered how on earth a nine-month-old stayed still on a strange bed, in a strange house no less! It would be years
later that I found my first clue that maybe Mother wasn’t telling the whole
I had a half-sister, Teresa, from my dad's first marriage – at least that’s what they said.
She didn’t like me all that much either. She was about sixteen years older than
me, and for the longest time, I wondered if she could be my real mom, and the
half-sister story was just a cover. The animosity she felt for me intensified
over the years.