Loving someone through their hard fall from grace take a lot of grit.
Hired on as a caretaker to the ailing Mrs. Faye, Claudia Chiatmetti is drawn into the lives of the widow and her son. – a world where sadness lingers and old wounds run deep. Empathetic to the family’s plight, Claudia is powerless against the emerging feeling she has for the unruly Toby Faye. Up close, Toby’s blue-grey eyes expose a need she cannot ignore. His dark past will test her fortitude and expose her to danger. Does Claudia have the grit to love Toby through it?
Saving Toby is a powerful and moving debut novel set on the south shore of Long Island. It is the first book of a two-part story that follows the emotional and inspirational tale of a young couple’s journey to find themselves.
Contains strong language and explicit scenes.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
My advice to other writers would be to go for it. You’ll never be any younger than you are today. Along with a love and drive to write, editing is of utmost importance. Self-editing is an vital step, but if you want to publish your writing, you must hire a professional editor. This is so crucial, I cannot stress it enough. There are too many poorly edited novels out there. I fear the public is getting leery of new writers because of the inadequacy of decent editing. A good editor will question your characters motives, make seemingly painful cuts, but will make your work shine. Simply a must for any serious writer!
Suzanne McKenna Link is the debut author of SAVING TOBY. The literary love story follows the moving journey of a damaged young man and his love for a girl who might just save him. An avid interest in psychology has Suzanne digging deep into the reasons for her characters’ behaviors. The native Long Islander is fascinated by the how and why of people’s actions. As a result, her characters come to life on the pages.
Suzanne lives in New York with her husband and two children.