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Book Spotlight + Giveaway! — Once Upon An Irish Summer

29 Apr

Once Upon an Irish Summer Blog + Review Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Once Upon an Irish Summer by Wendy Wilson Spooner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Once Upon an Irish Summer by Wendy Wilson SpoonerTitle: 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 hop

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Mom came over and put her arm around my shoulder. “Beth, we think it’ll be good for you to go back to Fort Wayne and to spend time with Mimi. Think about it. You love her. And maybe you’ll find inspiration to paint something new.” 

Furiously swiping at my cheeks, I shrugged her off. “I don’t want to go back there! Don’t do this to me!” To my mind came hazy memories of my grandfather. No, please. Not now! 

Instantly, I snapped. “I’m not going to Fort Wayne for the whole summer! I was supposed to visit Mimi for only a couple of days, then come straight back here to paint!” 

Dad didn’t flinch. “You can paint in Fort Wayne, and you are going.” 

Waterworks launched down my cheeks. I headed for the door. 

“Dad’s going to open up our old house,” Mom called after me. “But—I have to stay here because I already committed to the summer school counseling job, and we need the money.” 

I turned back. “What? You’re not going?” 

No one said anything. 

Spinning on my heel, and making as much noise as possible, I stomped upstairs to my art studio and slammed the door.


Wendy Wilson Spooner

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.

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Once Upon an Irish Summer with a gorgeous Irish bookmark!

Once Upon an Irish Summer JustRead Giveaway

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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