Front Royal author shares engrossing story of love, hope, family in new novel

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — This week marks the nationwide release of “A Tree to Grow,” a riveting new book by author Judy Crafton.

In “A Tree to Grow,” Montanna and Cory had planted a Japanese Red Maple tree on their property, where it could be seen from all the houses. The tree was representative of the family they hoped to grow. They were ecstatic to learn they were expecting their first child.

However, as a storm was raging outside, they found themselves battling their own storm during delivery. Cory found himself being pushed further down the hallway, lost in the shuffle as doctors were rushing in and out of the room — afraid he was losing everything. Cory and Montanna desperately wanted a family, but was it meant to be?

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Crafton is a freelance writer, poet and the author of the published poem, “Our Baby Boy,” and her newly released series, “Montanna Skye.” Writing has been Crafton’s passion since she was a teenager as she often wrote poetry and poems inside of homemade cards. “Montanna Skye” was her first published novel within the series. This sequel, “A Tree to Grow,” will be sure to keep the reader riveted to his or her seat as the story continues to unfold. Crafton resides in Front Royal, Virginia, with her husband, Rick, who is her soul mate and best friend.

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