Blog Tour: Greetings from Tucson

Greetings From Tucson

Cherie Genua

263 Pages
December 11, 2021
Poppyseed Press

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A coming-of-age story with true love at its core, Greetings from Tucson tells the heartwarming and uplifting story of four sisters’ lives through the lens of handwritten letters. These long lost letters, found decades after they were penned, at one time formed a lifeline that held the sisters together when their worlds were otherwise falling apart…

In June of 1945, tragedy struck and sisters Cookie, Frankie, Dottie, and Connie were torn from everything they knew—their parents, their home, and, most importantly, each other. Forced to live thousands of miles apart, they feared their bond would be broken. The four sisters began writing letters to share every detail of their young lives, celebrating milestones and mourning heartbreaks from afar.

Through these letters, they strengthened their relationship when the odds were so stacked against them. That is, until one sister’s secret from the past changed everything. Would she break the fragile bond they worked so hard to nurture after their split so many years ago?

Inspired by a true story

From the author (Cherie L. Genua): Greetings from Tucson is inspired by my grandmother’s early life after both her parents’ tragic deaths in the 1940s. Soon after my grandmother passed away in 2012, I discovered a shoebox filled with pastel-colored envelopes stuffed with handwritten notes. There were countless letters stacked up inside that were sent to my grandmother from her sisters—she kept them for decades tucked away in her closet. I will never forget their smell—rosewater mixed with the stale smell of vintage paper. These letters from the 1940s and beyond pieced together the stunning—and tragic—story of her early life and taught me that a sisters’ bond could never be broken, no matter how hard life became. A story that taught me sisters could be soulmates, too.

Sisters separated by tragedy, strengthened by letters.

Author Bio: After facing a life-changing breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 34, Cherie co-authored the non-fiction book “Wisdom From Five Cancer Travelers: Lessons Learned” with others affected by the disease. She was declared “no evidence of disease” in 2019 and made it a mission to write and publish her first fiction novel, “Greetings from Tucson,” inspired by her grandmother’s story. Cherie lives in Connecticut with her husband, Matt, and their Portuguese Water Dog, Poppy. She holds a B.A. in English from Southern Connecticut State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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61 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Greetings from Tucson

  1. Cherie L. Genua is new to me, but I love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.

  2. Looking forward to this one! My husband’s family is from Tucson so that’s a bonus.

  3. This sounds like a great book but I have to say those tamalas look amazing.

  4. Thanks for offering this giveaway! Goldbelly sounds so interesting!!! I would use it often if I was rich.

  5. I would love to win that Goldbelly gift card. I got a Piecaken for Christmas last year and it was amazing!!!

  6. Not only does the story sound good, but the artwork on the book cover looks amazing.

  7. I lived in Tucson for awhile, and enjoyed it. In fact, the only reason we left was because my younger daughter turned out to be allergic to the plant life (who knew, most people think of moving to the area to get away from allergens!). The doctors even told me she had cystic fibrosis–strangely enough, even though she still has hay fever, the severe symptoms disappeared when we got out of the desert.

  8. Thanks for sharing! This seems like such a wonderful read; love the cover art as well! 🙂

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