Author Spotlight

Happy Birthday Authors | Betty Smith #bettysmith #authorbirthdays #orangecountyreads

Betty Smith (born Elisabeth Lillian Wehner; December 15, 1896 – January 17, 1972) was an American author. She is best known for her 1943 bestselling novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which is considered one of the great American novels of the 20th century.  Did you know?She was 47 when she wrote A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.She published two poems […]

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Announcements, Blog Tour

Release Day Blast | The Ghost of Madison Avenue by Nancy Bilyeau #TheGhostofMadisonAvenue #NancyBilyeau #HFVBTBlogTours #HistoricalMystery #NewYork #NewRelease #BookBirthday

I’m so happy to join author Nancy Bilyeau and Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in a very special release day blast! I hope you’ll add it to your TBR if you like historical fiction and mysteries too!The Ghost of Madison Avenue by Nancy BilyeauPublication Date: December 13, 2019eBook, 108 pagesGenre: Historical Mystery   Christmas Ghost Story in […]

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First Lines Fridays

First Lines Fridays | Find Your Next Book 10419 #firstlinesfridays #orangecountyreads

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the […]

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews I Never Posted | The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor #waybackwednesday #orangecountyreads

Welcome! It’s time for the weekly “Way Back Wednesday” where I work my way through winsome works long forgotten… A word of warning: Wandering thru the world of words is what I do. {wink wink} The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor Historical Fiction, pub 6/13/17 “An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Literature in […]

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Giveaway

Book Birthday Giveaway #newreleasetuesday #birthdaygiveaway #orangecountyreads

It’s another “New Release Tuesday” and I’m happy to share my birthday with these thirteen books coming out TODAY! Akin by Emma Donoghue A retired New York professor’s life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother’s wartime secrets in the next […]

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Author Spotlight

In Their Own Words: Interview with Amy Mason Doan | #sundaysessions #amymasondoan #orangecountyreads

Please welcome author Amy Mason Doan to the blog! Amy has written two novels, the lastest being The Summer Hours which came out in June of this year. I was fortunate to meet Amy at a book event last year and I can tell you she is FUN! (Play Five Truths and a Lie with […]

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