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The Blue Girl, Candy Lee Caine

Mickey J. Mike Martin


MIKE AND CANDICE HOLDER'S NEAR-PERFECT MARRIAGE has become mysteriously troubled. He holds himself solely responsible for their problems but has avoided confronting them head-on through seemingly respectable immersion in his career. Equally into avoidance, her reaction has been to retreat ever more deeply into herself.

UNABLE TO COMPREHEND why their relationship has gone so far off the rails, they've been overcome by feelings of ennui and malaise and are living on the brink of totally unraveling. The situation is having ruinous effects on their partnership as well as on his professional life.

IN A MISGUIDED EFFORT to restore their once idyllic lifestyle, Mike orchestrates a relocation to a small-town Texas setting in which he thinks a return to the basic values and sense of connectedness they seem to have lost along their way might be possible. All goes well until he makes an innocent decision that drives them over the edge and leads to what could be described as simultaneous emotional breakdowns. During their struggle to cope with this disaster, he learns he had unwittingly struck the tip of an enormous iceberg and is forced to admit that as a husband and provider he'd been far less clever than he thought!

Book Details

  • Publisher: Fowble Press
  • Publish Date: Jun 25th, 2024
  • Pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 1.13in - 1.84lb
  • EAN: 9781737140634
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Martin, Mickey J. Mike: - Mickey J. Mike Martin is the author of THREE NOVELS (Mock's Bad Stomp, The Disgrace of Colonel Caine, and The Blue Girl, Candy Lee Caine) and FOUR NON-FICTION TITLES (Hoffman, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, Bryant: A Creek Indian Nation Townsite, My Indian Territory School, and The Lady Luck: Story of LST-864). A former educational administrator, he lives with his family north of Houston, Texas. His passions are cross-genre reading, writing, public speaking, family research, and linking up with those who have similar interests. Mike's author link at Amazon is --https: //
Powers, Jessica: - Jessica Powers, Freelance Editor. Jessica has worked in publishing since 2002, first for Cinco Puntos Press and now as owner of her own publishing company Catalyst Press and teaches at the MFA program at the University of Texas, El Paso.

Praise for this book

More than your regular clichéd romance story, The Blue Girl follows a couple as they navigate through the highs and lows of married life.

A poignant yet heartbreaking romance that explores mental health, trauma, identity, abuse, and other heavy topics.

Laden with depth and complexity, the book explores profound themes such as mental health, identity, marriage, love, commitment, ambitions, guilt, regret, and the enduring scars of childhood neglect and trauma.

Unexpected discoveries leave the couple fighting to salvage what remains of their once-vibrant relationship. Despite his selfish decisions and personal issues, his love for Candy always shines through. It's sweet and endearing to watch as he persistently tries to mend the fractures in their relationship.

Through Martin's deft storytelling, readers are afforded the opportunity to intimately experience the highs and lows of his marriage firsthand. He wholeheartedly shares in his wife's pain and sadness and stands by her when she needs him the most, and the book delivers an ending that will warm its readers' hearts.