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October 4, 2016


Pump Up Your Book 
is pleased to bring you
 K.C. Hardy’s
 virtual book tour 
October 3 – November 30!



Inside the Book

Title: One-Way Ticket Home
Author: K.C. Hardy
Publisher: Casbury Lane Press
Pages: 262
Genre: Christian Inspirational Fiction
Days before boarding the plane to Italy for her daughter’s wedding, Julie Whitaker receives an unexpected phone call from her past. The memory of Mark Jennings, a handsome and charming Top Gun pilot, had haunted her for decades. Their fairy tale wedding was everything she’d ever dreamed of, but it quickly turned into her worst nightmare.
Starting a new a life without Mark proved to be much harder than Julie had imagined. But in her darkest hour, God revealed Himself in a miraculous way, giving her the strength she needed not only to battle depression, but to face a diagnosis of breast cancer that threatened to cut her life short.
Now, amidst the splendor of the Italian Alps, on the eve of her daughter’s wedding, Julie’s thoughts are catapulted back to Mark and the reason for his call.  After thirty years, will Julie have a chance to see him once again? And would she even want to?
Based on true events, One-Way Ticket Home will take you on an unforgettable journey of love, loss, hope and forgiveness. With grace, candor and an indomitable wit, K.C. Hardy reminds us that it is often in our darkest hours, that the strength of the human spirit shines the brightest.

For More Information

  • One-Way Ticket Home is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Meet the Authors

Kristie Hardy, whose life is the inspiration behind this book, holds a B.S. in Education, a minor in English, and is a former teacher.  But her most recent profession as a private investigator spawned a desire to unearth the long-suppressed details of her own personal story.  She is a mother of two, and a thirty year metastatic breast cancer survivor. Kristie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas with her husband.
Cate Hardy, Kristie’s daughter and co-author, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.  Cate lives in San Antonio, Texas with the loves of her life: her husband and two children.
Kristie and Cate are the mother/daughter writing team of K.C. Hardy. Their latest book is the Christian inspirational fiction, One-Way Ticket Home.
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Have you ever gotten a phone call or run into someone who you thought you had thankfully forgotten.? Then you see or hear from them and those old memories and hurts come back. The author gives us a once in a life time fairy tale wedding that should be remembered with fond memories. BUT, this one took a turn for the worst, it was a NIGHTMARE! Mark Jennings, a lady's man, TOP GUN pilot was to marry Julie Whitaker but what happened? Julie had suffered from depression, breast cancer and didn't think she would make it. But when it seemed hopeless, her faith in God came to her. That was the past and now she is getting ready to fly to her daughter's wedding in Italy in a few days. Now nightmare came back. Why did Mark call Julie after all this time? This story is about love, losing faith, losing love and then gaining hope and learning how to forgive. That's a lot for anyone to undertake. It takes a lot of faith to do these things. Sometimes things that happen to us, put us in a deep dark hole and somehow we can't find a way out. Our hope and dreams are gone. Along with it goes our will and strength to go on. Life isn't bright. Life isn't worth it. If this has happened to you. Please read this book. It may give you insight that you do have strength. You have to draw on it and rely on God to help you. This isn't a sugar coated story. It's life and the sometimes terrible things we go through. It makes us stop and think about our faith in God and maybe we need to renew that faith. Strength comes out of need and need comes out of loss. A mother and daughter team is a good compliment to each other in the writing of this book. You can visualize the blond mother and daughter. I can see the look on the mother's face as she is going through the depression, the cancer. It isn't pretty, but as I said it's life. This book will leave a lasting impression.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the authors and PUYB in exchange for my unbiased and honest review

I would give this book 4 STARS.


Tour Schedule

Tuesday, October 4 – Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC
Wednesday, October 5 – Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Friday, October 7 – Book Featured at A Title Wave
Monday, October 10 – Book Review at Books, Dreams, Life
Thursday, October 13 – Book Featured at The Writer’s Life
Monday, October 17 – Interview at My Bookish Pleasures
Tuesday, October 18 – Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape
Thursday, October 20 –  Book Featured at What Is That Book About
 Monday, October 24 – Book Featured at CBY Book Club
Tuesday, October 25 – Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Thursday, October 27 – Book Featured at The Bookworm Lodge
Tuesday, November 1 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Thursday, November 3 – Book Review at A Holland Reads
Friday, November 4 – Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure
Tuesday, November 8 – Interview at Literarily Speaking
Wednesday, November 9 – Interview at Book Publishing Secrets
Thursday, November 10 – Book Featured at Write and Take Flight
Monday, November 14 – First Chapter Reveal at The Book Rack
Tuesday, November 15 – Book Featured at 3 Partners in Shopping
Wednesday, November 16 – Book Trailer Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, November 17 – Book Review at Seasons of Opportunities
Monday, November 21 – Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, November 23 – Book Featured at SheWrites
Monday, November 28 – Book Featured at Just Us Book Blog
Tuesday, November 29 – Book Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Wednesday, November 30 – Book Review at Readers Cozy Corner

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