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Bordeau to debut first book, Harper Haven
MEXICO- Jan Bordeau will be visiting the Mexico Library on April 1 to showcase and sign her first, self-published book, Harper Haven.
The modern day story takes place in a fictional Maine town when a couple from Connecticut purchase an abandoned Victorian-style home on Old Water Road. The couple gets a little more than they bargain for when they notice someone, or something has been helping themselves to canned goods in the basement and warm blankets in the attic.
Join Bordeau as she takes you on a faith-filled journey with Nolan and Emily Harper and they discover the true depths of the love they have to give. Harper Haven will enlighten you to rituals of the Catholic faith, give you a little insight to the child welfare system, all while showing you a darker side of life that creeps into the Pine Tree State.
“I’m pretty proud of this book,” stated Bordeau. “I saved some money by self publishing, but I think I’ll get a publisher next time.”
Before Bordeau retired she worked with SAD 43 and RSU 10 for 40 years.
Harper Haven was written over the span of about 20 years, but got its real start when Bordeau’s son challenged her to the National Novel Writing Month challenge to write 50,000 words in a month.
“We could see one another’s word count and we would hold one another accountable,” laughed Bordeau. “I would get on him when his word count was down and he would remind me that he wasn’t retired like me.”
Bordeau has a second book in the works, wherein a young woman is killed in a ski accident leaving her bereft fiancee to pick up the pieces of his heart.
Jan Bordeau was born and raised in the area and as she states, “I never left.”
Bordeau will be at the Mexico Library on April 1, 2013, at 4 p.m. to sign copies of her first, self-published book, Harper Haven. There will be a limited number of books for sale.
If you would like to purchase her book, it is available through Amazon by visiting, http://www.amazon.com/Harper-Haven.