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Donna Norman-Carbone has a passion for writing women’s fiction that tugs at the heartstrings. After having taught as a university adjunct and adult educator, Donna currently teaches writing, film and British literature to high school students. She lives in a small Connecticut suburb where she and her husband have raised three wonderful and creative children, two Labrador Retrievers and a Siamese cat. 


Donna holds a master’s degree in English from Southern CT State University and is a member of the WFWA, CAPA, WNBA and program director for Bookish Road Trip. In her spare time, Donna enjoys reading a good book on a sunny Cape Cod beach, traveling worldwide to immerse herself in other cultures, and spending cherished time with family and friends.

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Available June 6, 2023!

women's fiction, friendship

Red Adept Publishing

When Lynn and her husband set out for a weekend retreat to repair their rocky marriage, icy roads lead to a fatal collision that ends Lynn’s life. Stranded between the physical world and the afterlife, Lynn experiences the grief of her loved ones as they process her death.


Lynn’s life-long friends are not only tortured by loss but also unspoken wounds in their friendship. With clever influences from above, Lynn coaxes them to reunite at a beachside cottage on the one-year anniversary of her death. Determined to prompt their healing, so they could help her family move on, Lynn reminds them of a sacred promise, hoping it will lead to truths they couldn’t face on their own. Will it be enough to remind them of the power of their bond?


As Lynn struggles to repair the relationships she left behind, she soon realizes the greatest challenge will be letting them go.

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--Barbara Conrey- USA Today Bestselling Author of Nowhere Near Goodbye


“Cleverly imagined”

--Grace Sammon- Author of The Eves, Host of The Storytellers


“Stunning debut by a gifted writer”

--Hope Gibbs- Author of Where the Grass Grows Blue

"A stirring, thought-provoking piece of literature that I can only describe as art. "

--Reader Views


“A heartfelt, life-affirming novel tailor-made for readers who love stories of female friendship.”

--Kirkus Reviews

Page Count: 324

ISBN-13: 978-1-958231-06-7

Publication Date: June 6, 2023

Available in paperback, ebook, audio book


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WFWA: Women's Fiction Day Giveaway

In celebration of Women's Fiction Day on June 8, we are partnering with the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) to giveaway four signed books, swag, and a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner! Follow all of us on Instagram for details.


Books included in this exciting giveaway:


Where the Grass Grows Blue by Hope Gibbs @authorhopegibbs


The Friendship Breakup by Annie Cathryn @msanniecathryn


All That Is Sacred by Donna Norman-Carbone @donnanormancarbone


Welcome to the Neighborhood by Lisa Roe @lisaroewrites

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“Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.” 

-Virginia Woolf

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