M. Ann Rohrer will host a blog tour for her debut novel, Mattie, from April 8″“28.
“Mattie pounded her pillow then rolled over and stared at the ceiling. She hated the interfering throngs of people. She hated the mountains of food. She hated the stupid whispering downstairs.
She hated God.
Gentle rains made little difference in the suffocating heat this first day of summer, yet eleven-year-old Martha Ann Sevey shivered. The pungent smell of death, mixed with sweet carbolic acid and saltpeter, seeped through the high-ceiling parlor below. It wafted up through the wood floor right into Mattie’s bedroom invading her olfactory senses. Worse than the odiferous scent was the ghastly vision of her father (she refused to think of him as “the body”). Laid out on a board supported by two sawhorses, he was covered with rags drenched in the offensive mixture. To slow decay, her mother had explained, which conjured dreadful pictures in Mattie’s young, imaginative mind.”
If you are interested in joining the blog tour, please leave a comment with the date you’d like to post or contact Ann viaemail.
“Mattie” is history made alive as we follow a young woman through a crisis of faith, life threatening adventures, and heartbreaking romance. Twice, she falls in love with the wrong men before returning to her roots in Mexico to marry the man she didn’t know she loved. Then suddenly, war descends on her happily-ever-after, and Mattie must bring to bear her budding faith and indomitable spirit to survive.
Meet the Author:
Martha Ann Robinson Rohrer was born in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. At age nine, she moved with her family to Toquepala, Peru, South America, where they lived for ten years. After attending Juarez Stake Academy in Mexico her sophomore year, she returned to Peru and finished her junior and senior years through correspondence. In 1965, the family returned to the United States, settling in Tucson, Arizona. Ann served a two-year mission to Mexico City, Mexico Mission. She is married to John Rohrer and they live in Pasco, Washington. They have five boys, one daughter, and at present, thirteen grandchildren.
MattieBlog Tour Schedule
- April 8 –
- April 9 –
- April 10 –
- April 11 –Shauna Wheelwright – I Love to Read and Review Books
- April 12 –Liz Adair
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- April 19 –Heidi Grange – Geo Librarian/LDS and Lovin’ It
- April 20 –
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- April 22 –
- April 23 –Cathy Jeppsen – My Book A Day
- April 24 –
- April 25 –Bookworm Lisa
- April 26 –Andrea Frisby – Literary Time Out
- April 27 –The Phantom Paragrapher
- April 28 –MK McClintock