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Promises to Keep: Saving Snowflakes in My Pocket Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated contemporary romantic fiction from Santa Fe, NM, author Barbara Jean Ruther.

Santa Fe, NM, August 19, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Saving Snowflakes in My Pocket: Love's Survival Through Years of Deception by Barbara Jean Ruther. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the contemporary romantic fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Saving Snowflakes in My Pocket is also available in a 6 x 9 hardback edition with jacket. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Some memories are like snowflakes. No matter how hard one tries to save them, they melt away and leave a stain in an empty pocket and in an empty heart.

When Michael finds that he is the reason his wife, Sarah, is unable to conceive, he asks his brother, Jonathon, to donate sperm for Sarah’s in vitro fertilization procedure. Michael makes Jonathon promise to never reveal the deceit to Sarah. Jonathon adopts Lavar, a young black boy, who had come to the Clinic alone, seeking help with a broken clavicle received from his mother’s abusive boyfriend.

Jonathon confides to his friend, Frenchie, “I am happy to be a single father for my son, Lavar, but my brother has found the rare woman.” Throughout Sarah’s pregnancy, Jonathon struggles an inner battle - that he is the father of the twins she is carrying and that he must honor the promise to his brother.

“Why do I punish myself by watching her?” he asks himself. He tries to stay away from his brother’s wife, but he is drawn closer - like finding a perfect rose and being unable to resist bending to it and inhaling its sweet fragrance.

239 pages in length, Saving Snowflakes in My Pocket: Love's Survival Through Years of Deception is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the contemporary romantic fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Saving Snowflakes in My Pocket meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95 and $30.95 for the paperback and hardback editions, respectively.

Additionally, Saving Snowflakes in My Pocket can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432773281

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $15.95

ISBN: 9781432773298

Format: 6 x 9 hardback w/ jacket

SRP: $30.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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