The Future She Left Behind...and the mother-in-law she couldn't
One woman's journey home gets derailed by her soon-to-be ex-mother-in-law in a novel filled with humor, small-town charm, rekindled love, and the resilient ties of family.
Cast aside by her cheating husband, Katelyn Chandler is ready to pack it all in and drive home to Little Springs, Texas. She wants a chance to regroup, reconnect with her mother, and get back to her art.
But Shirley Pratt—master manipulator, elitist snob, and Katelyn's terror of a live-in monster-in-law—has other ideas. Shirley insists on joining Katelyn's trip after her son tries to pack her off to a retirement community. Katelyn has no choice but to play peacekeeper between the ornery old woman and the proud matrons of Little Springs. Yet the small town seems to be changing Shirley. And as Katelyn weighs the wisdom of picking up where she left off with Jackson Mendoza, the town bad boy and her high school sweetheart, she must find a way to believe in the strength of her dreams.
About Marin Thomas (Phoenix, Arizona Author)
Marin Thomas is a bestselling and award-winning author of over 40 novels. She writes romantic women's fiction for Berkley Publishing, and contemporary romance for Harlequin Books and Tule Publishing. The Promise of Forgiveness (March 2016) was a RT Book Review Top Pick and won first place in the mainstream category of the Book Seller's Best contest and was a finalist in the 2017 Best Book Awards. The future She Left Behind (September 2017) was featured on Southern Living "books we can't wait to read this fall" list and was the Award Winner in the "Fiction: Chick Lit/Women's Lit" category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.
Marin grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin, where she was inducted into the Janesville Sports Hall of Fame for being the city’s first female athlete to receive a Division I basketball scholarship. Marin played basketball at the University of Missouri in Columbia for two years before transferring to the University of Arizona, where she played center for the Lady Wildcats from 1983 to 1986.
During her time at Arizona, Marin was an Academic All-American and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio-television. After graduation, she married her college sweetheart in a five-minute ceremony at the historic Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marin and her husband are recent empty nesters and currently live in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends her free time junk hunting and researching ghost tours.