Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

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A Memory of Violets

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Genres: Adult, Historical
Published: February 3rd, 2015   
In 1912, twenty-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London, to become assistant housemother at Mr. Shaw’s Home for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the home has cared for London’s flower girls—orphaned and crippled children living on the grimy streets and selling posies of violets and watercress to survive.

Soon after she arrives, Tilly discovers a diary written by an orphan named Florrie—a young Irish flower girl who died of a broken heart after she and her sister, Rosie, were separated. Moved by Florrie’s pain and all she endured in her brief life, Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie. But the search will not be easy. Full of twists and surprises, it leads the caring and determined young woman into unexpected places, including the depths of her own heart.
{AMAZON} {BARNES & NOBLE} Gaynor is an author and freelance writer living in Ireland.

Her debut novel THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME (William Morrow/HarperCollins) was a USA Today and New York Times bestseller. Her second novel A MEMORY OF VIOLETS will be published in February 2015.

Hazel was the recipient of the 2012 Cecil Day Lewis award for Emerging Writers and was recently named as one of U.S. Library Journal's Ten Big Breakout Authors for 2015.

Hazel also writes a popular guest blog ‘Carry on Writing’ for national Irish writing website She also writes feature articles for the site and has interviewed authors such as Philippa Gregory, John Boyne, and Sebastian Faulks.

Originally from Yorkshire, England, Hazel has lived in Ireland for the past twelve years with her husband and two young children.

Hazel is represented by Michelle Brower of Folio Literary Management, New York.

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  1. Admirer's... one person. Supposedly he saw me in a night class once. Talked to a couple of friends and found my number and name. To this day i have no idea who he was but it was a little creepy.


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