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Friday, July 10, 2015

Patricia Yager Delagrange - writing male pov in Taken Away #MFRWorg #RLFblog #contemporaryromance #booklove


Welcome to Patricia Delagrange. We connected several years ago through an RWA online chapter and have been friends ever since. Recently, Patricia released her indie pubbed book, Taken Away. Let's get some more information:

A quick note of why I wrote Taken Away in a male pov. 

I can't imagine coming home and finding my child gone.  I don't think I'd be able to act like a normal human being. I'm not saying that a man doesn't have deep feelings for his children. Of course he does and that's how I portray Jessee Bradford, a veterinarian from Santa Barbara, California, who returns home one day to find his wife and child missing. He has panic attacks and cries. Of course. But from what I've seen on the television after kids go missing, the fathers are generally less emotionally driven in their actions. I've never seen a father completely "lose it" while they're being interviewed about their missing child. But the mothers?  You definitely see a whole different side when they have the microphone shoved in their faces.  I don't think I could talk, let alone walk or eat or interact with anyone.  I would be the Michelle Pfeiffer in "The Deep End of the Ocean". She can barely function. I see a father as more pragmatic, forming a plan for the next step in finding his child, taking direct action, collaborating with the police, finding a solution to their disappearance. This is how I wrote Jessee Bradford. 

Jessee Bradford, a respected young veterinarian in Santa Barbara, California, comes home to find his wife Serena and baby daughter Sofia missing. Jessee fears they have been kidnapped or worse. The FBI investigators believe his wife, the only daughter of a wealthy philanthropist who never approved of their marriage, simply abandoned Jessee and took their child with no intention of returning.

After months of fruitless searching, Jessee relocates to his grandparents’ home in Iowa, where he takes over his grandpa’s veterinary practice. There he finds the family closeness he’s been missing and falls in love with a female equestrian Laura. When Jessee and Laura attend a gallery opening of an artist named She, the paintings remind Jessee of his wife Serena’s art work. Thus begins Jessee’s search to find She while his future with Laura teeters precariously on the edge until the truth about She is discovered.

Find Take Away at: Amazon ebook      Amazon paperback
Find Patricia Delagrange at: Facebook

Patricia - the male pov had to really speak to you. Congratulations on your book. 

9 comments:

Angela Adams said...

An unique approach and interesting premise. Best wishes with your book!

Cathy McElhaney said...

Sounds interesting! I couldn't imagine getting in a man's head that way and writing something so emotional. I wish you the best of luck!

Florence Cronin said...

Vicki, I can't tell you how thrilled I am that you are featuring our mutual friend, Patti. Her voice is amazing ... isn't it.? I hope that all your readers take the time to know her as we do ... a sensitive and talented writer with a slammin' great story :)

Patti ... all my love and wishes for success with this latest book :)

vicki batman said...

Hi, Angela and Cathy! So glad you could visit and meet up with Patti.

Hi, Florence! I had to beg Patti to come visit with me. lol. She is such a wonderful, kind person. Someday, I hope to meet you both in person. Hugs!

Patricia said...

Thank you Angela, Cathy, Florence, and Vicki. Your kind words go straight to my heart with regard to this book. It is one of my favorites that I wrote. I think many of us have a book that really stays with us in a special way. That's how I feel about Taken Away.
Vicki, I am humbled that your followers read my post and commented.
Thank you.
Patti

vicki batman said...

Hi, Patti! I just tell my friends about my friends and they come!

Melissa Keir said...

Sounds like a wonderfully gripping story! I love the cover!

Red L. Jameson said...

Sounds great! I'd can't wait to read it!

Patricia said...

Thank you, Red and Melissa. I appreciate your reading the post and again, THANK YOU, Vicki, for hosting me on your blog.
Patti

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