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After Max Tate meets Lynn Marshall at the Fourth 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 ...more
ebook, 144 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Desert Breeze Publishing (first published June 30th 2012)
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TWJ Magazine
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
As sweet romances go, June Foster’s A Hometown Fourth of July fits the bill, but there is so much more of an underlying story. The main plot is inspired by a real-life relative of the author, so we can see why the details are right on target.

Max Tate had been adopted into a wealthy, prominent family in the town of Ft. Freedom. But he had always felt disconnected; like he didn’t really belong. Memories of a Hispanic woman plague him, and he wants to track down his birth mother. Max’s parents deny
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Cindy
Jul 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Debbie
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"A Hometown Fourth of July" by June Foster is another 5 star story. This book deals with forgiveness and love and adoption and service to the less fortunate.
Max is a son of wealthy parents but he feels like a part of him is missing because he is adopted. His parents will not answered his question about his birth mother. After meeting,Lynn at the Fourth Of July Celebration in Ft. Freedom. Washington Max asked her to do a search for his birth mother, He founds her but it is 2 weeks after she dies
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Anne Campbell
Jul 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
My dear friend June Foster, crit buddy and conference croney, just released her second book, A Hometown 4th of July. I am so proud of you, girl. You inspire your readers, and you inspire me.

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 lov
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Mom
Jul 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I like how Max led Lynn to know God. I also like how she did not give up on him finding his birth mother's family. She kept looking even though they were not seeing each other.
She did find that while he was adopted, his parents did love him. They chose him when they did not have children of their own at that time. They loved him. Max thought they did not love him, and kept things about his mom from him. What they kept from him, was how she would leave him as a young child, and go out.
This is an
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InD'tale Magazine
June Foster weaves a gentle story in this hometown romance while giving several glimpses into her beliefs, encouraging the reader to seek for the good things and commit to a life dedicated to God.

Read full review in the 2012 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Melissa Compton
Nice story. A little predictable. Easy and enjoyable read.
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I'm a retired teacher turned author and live with my husband in Alabama. I began writing in January 2010 while sailing down the freeway in our RV. To date I have 4 books with Desert Breeze Publishing and one with WhiteFire Publishing. My novella Red and the Wolf based on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood came out in March 2014. I love to tell stories of flawed character who overcome the strugg ...more
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