From the Historical Novel Society on THE BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN – “…The novel itself is beautiful. Sprawling continents and devoting lyrical odes to old Paris, Mackin has created a fascinating account of a little-known woman who was determined to play by her own rules…” http://historicalnovelsociety.org/art-love-and-war-in-the-beautiful-american/
Congratulations to Sarah M. Anderson whose MYSTIC COWBOY was nominated as a finalist for the Booksellers Best Award.
Running on Empty is a young adult finalist in the Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers Best Award! Colette’s thrilling debut has received numerous awards over the past months and this latest is more good news. The finalists and their editors will be honored at a banquet held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas during the RWA National Conference on Wednesday, July 23rd.
Powell’s Books picks their favorite review of a book to share with their followers in their “Daily Dose” and today’s Dose is THE BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN by Jeanne Mackin! The review – “This newest novel from Jeanne Mackin is a breathtaking look at art and politics in the years leading up to World War II. Based on the life of the beautiful Lee Miller, the model turned photographer, it follows the friendship between Lee and Nora, a childhood friend who meets up with her again in the dizzying Paris of the 30′s and 40′s….The novel is beautifully written, carefully researched, a can’t-put-it-down-read.”
Sold- Rachel Howzell Hall’s TRAIL OF ECHOES, in which LAPD homicide detective Elouise ‘Lou’ Norton investigates the murder of a gifted young photographer found in a Los Angeles park, which may be related to the disappearance of a talented poet from the same neighborhood, in a two-book deal.
I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND is climbing the charts this week and the praise keeps coming! – “Book 2 in the Green Mountain Series had me falling in love even more with The Abbott family and with Ms. Force’s writing…” http://shhmomsreading.com/review-and-giveaway-i-want-to-hold-your-hand-green-mountain-2-by-marie-force/
Who Really Books in Chicago!! - Like her heroines, Renee Rosen has made her big debut, and she’s got a specialty—strong-willed women and Chicago history. Her first adult novel, “Dollface,” was released in November and featured flappers and gangsters set right here in Capone’s backyard. “What the Lady Wants,” Rosen’s second novel, will drop in November, and delves into the infamous romance between Delia Spencer and Marshall Field. – See more at: http://lit.newcity.com/2014/06/05/lit-50-who-really-books-in-chicago-3/5/#sthash.ZdXhk8sA.dpuf
Patience Griffin’s debut, TO SCOTLAND WITH LOVE - “With a setting like coastal Scotland, and wonderful characters that are easy to fall in love with, this debut book is a must read this summer for any fan of a real, raw and charming romance…”
Jeanne Mackin’s THE BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN – “Mackin has a style that requires little coaxing to encourage the reader to turn to the next page. She is the epitome of a story teller in that her opening to The Beautiful American immediately hooks her readership and convinces them that they have just come across a must read. ..”