Jenna Chamberland never wanted anything more than to be a wife and mother. That is, until she realized that her life was ending after a three-year battle against breast cancer. Now, all she really wants is more time.
With 4,320 hours left to live, Jenna worries for her loved ones and what she knows awaits them on the other side: Gabe will have to make the slip from husband to widower, left alone to raise their seven-year-old daughter; Mia will be forced to cope with life without her mother by her side. In a moment of reflection, Jenna decides to record a set of audiocassettes — The Milestone Tapes – leaving her voice behind as a legacy for her daughter.
Nine years later, Mia is a precocious sixteen-year-old and her life is changing all around, all she wants is her mother. Through the tapes, Jenna’s voice returns to teach Mia the magic of life, her words showing her daughter how to spread her wings and embrace the coming challenges with humor, grace and hope.
THE MILESTONE TAPES is the journey of love between a parent and child, and of the bonds that holds them when life no longer can.
About The Author:
Ashley Mackler-Paternostro was born in Naperville, Illinois, where she still lives with her husband Mark and their three dogs. A hairstylist by trade, Ashley will often say that some of the best stories she has ever heard were told to her while working behind the chair. A life long reader with an insatiable appetite for good books, she decided to merge her love of great stories — both told and written — into her own brand of story telling.
When she’s not being held captive in her home office by words, Ashley fancies herself a flea market hunter with a weakness for Japanese glass floats and repurposing vintage goods
Her latest book is The Milestone Tapes.
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Ashley Mackler Paternostro will be giving away a humungous gift basket during her tour! Stop off at all her blog stops during her tour for extra entries. Giveaway begins April 2 and ends on May 18. The winner will be announced on May 19. These are the wonderful things that are included in the gift basket ($200 value!)
-1 Kindle (non-touch) wifi w/ special offers ($80.00)
-1 signed copy of The Milestone Tapes ($14.00)
-1 copy of Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss ($17.00)
-1 vial of lavender seeds ($6.00)
-1 bar of gardenia soap ($11.00)
-1 jar of Golden Raspberry Jam ($8.00)
-1 jar of dry ingredients & recipe of Jenna’s Blackberry Cobbler w/ recipe ($15.00)
-1 Japanese Glass fishing float ($20.00)
-1 set of note cards (6) with a “cassette tape” on front ($10.00)
-1 Amazon gift card ($10.00)
Everything in the gift basket, save for the Kindle, is direct from the book.
The basket will arrive to the winner shrink wrapped with a thank you note from Ashley for participating.
Enter here and follow her blog tour for more entries!