PRLog - Apr. 9, 2012 - BOERNE, Texas -- ConRoca Publishing is pleased to announce a collaboration with Create Space and Amazon.com on the release and publication today of David Martin Anderson's latest novel, PROMISES. Set in 1996, the plot deals with the tribulations of an elderly West Texas couple as they attempt to rescue her family's cattle farm in Scotland; the farm has been wiped out by the mad cow epidemic and is about to be taken over by the bank. Book synopsis is as follows:
“Mary Catherine Sterling loves her American cowboy, Cappy, her sprawling cattle ranch, and her West Texas wildflowers. She also loves Haddington Moor, her birthright and family’s cattle farm in faraway Scotland.
Leaving for America’s shores never came easy. In 1945, when Cappy proposed marriage, she hoped to glimpse the old farm one last time but war has a way of rushing young lovers into hasty decisions and Haddington Moor is never to be glimpsed again. It was Cappy’s two promises that enticed her to leave Scotland on such short notice.
Then, the day arrives when she learns the mad cow epidemic has wiped out Haddington Moor’s livestock and thrown the family farm into receivership. Worse, news of the farm’s ill fortunes arrive on the same day she discovers a lingering illness has turned terminal. Now, with all these revelations weighing heavily on his conscience, Cappy must decide how best to fulfill the second promise he made but never kept, before time runs out. . . .”
A fiction, the book falls under the genre classification of romance and/or family saga; an earlier version from 1998 was optioned as a film by the late James Coburn.
Preview copies have received rave reviews. Available as an e-book, Barnes & Noble will also be carrying the paperback version soon, announced Kevin Abreu, ConRoca's editor. See Amazon link below:
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Small press located in the Texas Hill Country that publishes up to four novels per year. Focus is on quality fiction, especially literary and historical. Established in 1998, ConRoca Publishing is a proud member of SPAN, CLMP, and IBPA.