NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Vera Steppeler’s ‘The Love Trap’

For five Outskirts Press authors, this is proving to be a very exciting time of year — when their books appear in the annual  the New York Times Holiday Books Edition. Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is a special edition co-op ad that places your book ad front and center. This special holiday ad represents a unique — and rare — opportunity to gain priceless visibility, just in time for the holiday book-buying boom.

The New York Times Holiday Books Edition is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post). Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Vera Steppeler’s romance fiction, The Love Trap: On My Mother’s Grave.

The Love Trap: On My Mother's GraveThe Love Trap: On My Mother’s Grave

Bianca seems to have it all: Beauty, Health, Family, a successful Career – So why is she crying ? A short note from a younger co-worker informing her of his upcoming marriage makes her realize that she is in love with him instead of her husband. . . . and at this moment her whole life changes from contentment to turmoil. The story begins with a flashback to the hardship of being a teen girl in post-war Germany, and continues, alternating between her romance with her American husband, and her growing involvement with the younger Frederick. In a surprising twist she finally realizes who the love of her life is. But – will it be too late for her decision, or will she finally find peace?The Love Trap: On My Mother's Grave


Writing has always been an escape for Vera, but this is the first novel she has published. She has lived in Germany and Canada, but America has been her home since 1964. Bianca’s story is thought-provoking to the end, giving readers an opportunity to reflect on their own life-choices.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, and other Outskirts Press titles, are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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