Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Once Upon an Irish Summer by Wendy Wilson Spooner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Once Upon an Irish Summer
Author: Wendy Wilson Spooner
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: April 3, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Historical Romance
Two teenagers, two centuries, one city.
1817 Ireland – Allen Hamilton crosses the Atlantic alone to find a way to save his family from imminent financial and social ruin before it’s too late. Instead he is met with prejudice, sickness, and starvation.
2018 Fort Wayne, Indiana – A gifted young artist struggles with debilitating grief after a sudden death in her family. When she unearths Allen Hamilton’s noble rise from rags to riches in Antebellum America, their shared connection inspires her own healing and renewed inspiration.
Based on a 200-year-old letter collection, Once Upon an Irish Summer brings to life and weaves together this true story of romance, mystery, and hope.
Wendy Wilson Spooner shares some interesting facts she’s unearthed in her research.
Ninety percent of my clients are adoptees or those with unknown parentage. Sometimes I work on heart-rending cases. The very first Genetic Genealogy case I worked on about seven years ago involved a lovely young woman who was searching for biological family. Decades earlier she had been found as a day-old newborn in a paper sack in the back of a car. She was adopted by a loving family. Taking part in her journey to find the answers she had sought for such a long time was an honor. And to watch her reunite with her long-lost biological relatives is something I’ll never forget. I’ve had similar experiences with most of my succeeding clients. I often thank God in prayer that people are so much more open and accepting then they have been in times past.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wendy Wilson Spooner became a novelist after writing academically and for family history clients. Her love of history compels her to write the true stories she unearths during research, and she’s found that truth is indeed much more exciting and inspiring than fiction! She writes about family, faith, grief, art, and overcoming obstacles in life by coming to know who we truly are—children of God, and the descendants of remarkable people who paved the way for us—even if they really struggled. Wendy believes in learning from our ancestors, honoring them, and standing on their shoulders to become someone even better. When not writing, Wendy currently serves as Vice-Chair for Daughters of the American Revolution over the American Heritage Contest in Art and Sculpture. She also loves to hike, paint, travel and spend time with her favorite people—her family.
(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Once Upon an Irish Summer with a gorgeous Irish bookmark!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight April 28, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on May 5, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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