TDL cover June 2015


The Damnable Legacy

Lynn Van Swol still regrets the decision she made thirty years ago to place her daughter for adoption so she could climb the highest mountains of the world. Frankie Rizzoni is the troubled biological granddaughter Lynn has never known. And Beth Mahoney is a minister’s wife with terminal cancer and the only one who knows the relationship between the two. She designs a plan upon her deathbed to bring Lynn and Frankie together, but now, narrating from the afterlife, she must helplessly watches her legacy threatens to unravel. The Damnable Legacy is a story about both love and survival, exploring the importance of attachment, place, and faith, and asking how far we should go to achieve our goals and at what cost.

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Early Praise:

Ellen Waterston, founder/president of The Writing Ranch and author of A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino, had this to say about the book:

“G. Elizabeth Kretchmer has skillfully and authoritatively woven an ambitious and complex telling, a multi-layered tale well worth the reading. This is clearly a story this writer came to tell. Hopefully there will be many more to follow.”

Release date is set for 7-28-15

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WEB_Kretchmer__0435ABOUT G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

Elizabeth Kretchmer holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University. Her short fiction, essays, and freelance work have appeared in The New York Times, High Desert Journal, Silk Road Review, and other publications. When she’s not writing, she facilitates therapeutic and wellness writing workshops and spends time in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three adopted sons. Visit her website at www.gekretchmer.com.

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Babs Hightower

Book Manager

Booktrope Publishing


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