posted on February 23, 2015 by Candice Poarch

Candice Poarch’s Family Bonds is Available Now

by Candice Poarch ~

Family BondsFamily Bonds (e-book) is available now!

How important are your friendships?  We read many girlfriend books where friends are an integral part of the character’s lives.  They are confidants.  They are available to them when needed.  They do many activities together.  And in this generation, lives seem to revolve around friendships.

In some friendships the relationship is comprised of mere acquaintances.  Friends can be someone you do activities with.  An example may be book clubs where some of the members are not necessarily confidants.   Many book clubs do other activities such as see plays or travel.

Some choose friends who make them look good.  Whether they are thinner or think they are smarter than the other person.

Sometimes men or a significant other might feel friendships interfere with the marriage or their relationship.  How do you handle that?  Do you spend less time with friends?  Do you carve out more time with your husband?

There are any number of reasons we pick friends.  It could be as simple as two people connecting.  They have much in common.  But are most friendships close?  Do you feel you can reveal your most intimate secrets with your friend?  Or do you keep confidential matters to yourself?

What category do your friends fall in?

Taylor Harrison goes to Seattle to find out why his grandfather’s partner tried to murder him.  He feels the answer revolves around the older man’s desire to keep the much younger Melia Lucas in glitter and money.  To get to the bottom of the mystery, he gets close to her.  But he soon finds himself ensnared by Melia’s charms as much as his grandfather’s partner obviously had been.  Will he end up a casualty as well?

When Melia’s parents died in a murder/suicide eight years ago, she never believed that her father murdered her mother and took his own life, leaving her an orphan and alone.  But she doesn’t completely trust Taylor, either, although she has fallen for him in a totally unexpected way.  As they work together to uncover the truth, they find the two cases are connected and danger lurks around Melia.  Will they find the answers in time to save her?

Have you ever been betrayed by your closest friend?  Have you discovered the person you trusted as a friend wasn’t a friend at all?  Are your friendships close?  Do you feel you can reveal your most intimate secrets with your friend?  Do you feel as if your friend is using you?  Do friends interfere with your marriage or significant other?  What is your definition of friendship?

Please comment on any of the above questions and you will be included in a random drawing.  The prize winner will receive an Amazon or Barnes and Noble e-book.  Please visit my web page at

FAMILY BONDS can be purchased for:
Amazon Kindle
Barnes & Noble NOOK

Candice Poarch

Candice Poarch

Candice Poarch takes pride in crafting believable stories featuring African-American heroes and heroines.  The characters in her books demonstrate a strong sense of community and family support.  She firmly believes that everyday life in America (whether small town or major metropolitan city) has its own rich rewards.  She also likes telling stories that will leave today’s busy reader feeling refreshed and hopeful—not always an easy task, she says, but well worth the challenge.

Her fourteenth book, BITTERSWEET, (Dafina, July, 2006) deals with the heart, family, extended family and community.  "I really enjoyed Bittersweet... romance, comedy, mystery and intrigue...I would definitely recommend Bittersweet as a book club selection."  —Karen Monroe, Woman2Woman Book Club member.  Candice Poarch’s fifteenth book, SWEET SOUTHERN COMFORT, will be published by Kimani Press in November, 2006.

A native of Stony Creek, a small town in Southern Virginia, Candice Poarch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Virginia State University.  Formerly a computer systems manager, writing is now her full-time career. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Multicultural Romance Writers, and Washington Romance Writers, where she  served as publicity coordinator for three years and worked on market news for two years. Investing is her favorite hobby. She  particularly wishes  to teach children the value of investing, feeling that children can use these skills to help provide them with financial security and confidence in their adult lives.

Ms. Poarch is married and has three children.  She currently lives in Springfield, Virginia.

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