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A Hometown 4th of July -- EPUB

  • After Max Tate's dream of finding his birth-mother is shattered, he walks away from the woman he loves and his God.
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Release Date:
July 1, 2012
Cover Artist:
Carol Fiorillo

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After Max Tate meets Lynn Marshall at the 4th of July celebration at Ft. Freedom, Washington, he's attracted to the curvaceous blond. Lynn helps Max locate his birth-mother, but when they take a ferry to Cascade Island in search of her, they're too late. She died two weeks before. As he finally uncovers the truth about the woman who gave him up, he's stunned. Now Max is mad at God and turns his back on the best friend he ever had—Lynn Marshall.

Lynn got lost as middle child in her large family. When Max declares his love for her, she gives him her heart, but he hurls it back. Even an orphaned boy crying out for affection isn't enough to soften Max's heart.

Will Max and Lynn find love for each other again to celebrate another Fourth?


The last item was a yellowed envelope with the words To Max written on the front. The handwritten letter was in English. He passed the paper to Lynn, not trusting his voice."Could you read it for me?"

"I'll try." She cleared her throat. "To my hijo Maxwell. Please, my son. Someday you forgive me. It best for you I let you stay wit Mr. and Mrs. Tate. Dey good parents to you and give you mucho. I can no do. But me hijo, I always love you. Your Mama, Sally Ramos."

She put the paper in her lap, covered her face with her hands, and cried. "I'm sorry, Max. This is hard for me, too. When you care about someone, you feel..."

The envelope dropped back on the coffee table as Max closed the gap between them. He pulled Lynn to him and laced his arms around her. Her tears moistened his neck as she held on to him. He wasn't sure how long they clung to each other.

Finally, Lynn leaned back on the couch. Max lifted his arm and pulled her to his chest. He laid his head on the back of the couch and closed his eyes. The envelope had held a snapshot of his origins, his blood relatives. He sighed, resting his chin on the side of her head, and she snuggled closer to him.

No words filled the air, only the sound of the ticking clock on the wall in the kitchen. The sun sank lower in the western sky and shadows began to silhouette the mountains in the background. For once in his life, he found hope of discovering his birth family. He was almost there. His identity. Lynn had quieted, and he trusted his voice again. "I've got to find her. There must be some clue here."

Lynn sat up and placed her hand on his arm. "Is there anything else left in the envelope?"

He peered down into it. "No, that's all."

She massaged her temple. "You didn't find anything with her social security number?"

"No." Had he stumbled on the envelope only to discover he wasn't any closer to locating her?

Lynn gulped a breath of air.. "We found the card with her birth month and date. We know she was twenty-three when she had you, and you're twenty-five now. Max, I think I have enough to find where your mother lives."

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  1. Wonderful story 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Feb 2013

    Max Tate has always known he was adopted, but his parents will not tell him anything about his birth parents. This leaves Max feeling like he doesn't belong, and wondering if there is something wrong with him, that his birth family did not want him. This quest seems to consume him.
    Enter the beautiful young girl, with a bang-up entrance. That is all you can classify it as, when her young niece drops her ice cream on Max's head from her perch in a tree at the 4th of July parade. Lynn Marshall is struggling with her own insecurities. The middle child she often feels like no one cares for her. When she meets Max, she is automatically attracted, but a bit confused by him as well.
    A wonderful story of love, redemption and grace. You definitely will want to read this book! June Foster has a way with words and she expresses her story very well. Also I love that she addresses head on situations like depression, not fitting in, abandonment, etc. This book deals with so many issues, and very well. I truly enjoyed the story and wept along with Max as he faced so many frustrations in his search for who he was. 399 pages 4 stars Available online in ebook format.
    This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

  2. Wonderful book--June Inspires Me 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Feb 2013

    Max Tate is minding his own business, trying to catch the antique car section of the Fourth of July parade, when ice cream plops onto his head and dribbles down his neck. Her aunt takes the small culprit in tow, apologizing profusely, but the damage is done. Lynn Marshall has met the man she will learn to love, the one who will break her heart.

    Max is adopted, but he has faint memories of a woman holding him on her lap. That woman was his birth mother, the woman who gave him to his adoptive parents and then dropped out of sight. Sometimes he feels like the odd man out in his family. The other two, his sisters, look like his parents, and no wonder--they are birth children, blond and blue-eyed like their parents. His olive skin and black hair make it obvious he doesn't belong.

    His mother and father are secretive about his origins, avoiding every question he asks. When Max gets to know Lynn, he discovers she's a research expert. Maybe she can help him.

    But when she does, and when they find where is mother is, what they discover sends him spiraling into depression.

    Such an impossible situation leaves Lynn wondering if Max is worth another chance. Max is of the same opinion, that he is of no use to Lynn or to anyone. How will they emerge from this morass?

  3. A Sweet Story 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Feb 2013

    A Hometown Fourth of July is a sweet story that draws the reader into the lives of two people who both feel out of place with their families and are searching for more in their lives.

    Max knows that he is adopted, but his parents keep the truth about his history from him. He has always felt that he was an obligation to his parents, and not loved like they love his sisters. When he meets Lynn and learns that she works with the states documents, they strike up a friendship and he asks her to look into his family.

    Their friendship grows, and as it begins to blossom into more, Lynn finds herself on a quest to find the truth behind all the secrets. The more she spends time with Max and goes to church with him, she realizes all the empty places in her heart.

    Foster creates a heartwarming story with a slow-building romance, a deep sense of faith, and an emphasis on the love of family. A fun summer read!

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