First of all, in the spirit of full-disclosure, I’m a HUGE Camille DiMaio fan, she can do no wrong. Once again, she delivers a beautiful novel with her third book, THE WAY OF BEAUTY (LakeUnionPublishing). It has all the elements her novels share; an interesting historical setting, well-developed likeable characters and this time it’s set in New York City – my kind of town! Once again, congratulations for a lovely cover. Lake Union Publishing has hit another home-run.
Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York City, finds her life upended when the man she loves becomes engaged to another woman. But Angelo Bellavia has also inadvertently opened up Vera’s life to unexpected possibilities. Angelo’s new wife, Pearl, the wealthy daughter of a clothing manufacturer, has defied her family’s expectations by devoting herself to the suffrage movement.
In Pearl, Vera finds an unexpected dear friend…and a stirring new cause of her own. But when Pearl’s selfless work pulls her farther from Angelo and their son, the life Vera craved is suddenly within her reach—if her conscience will allow her to take it. Her choice will define not only her future but also that of her daughter, Alice. Vera and Alice—a generation and a world apart—are bound by the same passionate drive to fulfill their dreams. As first mother and then daughter come of age in a city that is changing as rapidly as its skyline, they’ll each discover that love is the only constant.
Fans of Camille DiMaio won’t be let down. I think THE WAY of BEAUTY is the best of her three novels. ENJOY!
Camille recently left an award-winning real estate career in San Antonio to become a full-time writer. Along with her husband of twenty years, she enjoys raising their four children.
She has a bucket list that is never-ending, and uses her adventures to inspire her writing. She’s lived in Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California, and spends enough time in Hawai’i to feel like a local.
She’s traveled to four continents (so far), and met Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II. She just about fainted when she had a chance to meet her musical idol, Paul McCartney, too. Camille studied political science in college, but found working on actual campaigns much more fun. She overdoses on goodies at farmers markets (justifying them by her support for local bakeries) and belts out Broadway tunes whenever the moment strikes. There’s almost nothing she wouldn’t try, so long as it doesn’t involve heights, roller skates, or anything illegal.
THE MEMORY of US is Camille’s debut novel and is a finalist for the Holt Medallion Award for Literary Excellence. Her second, BEFORE THE RAIN FALLS was released in May 2017. She appreciates you stopping by, and welcomes you to reach out and share a love of books!.
Thanks to GetRED PR we have one copy of Camille’s new novel, THE WAY OF BEAUTY. Tell us which of Camille’s novels is your favorite.
We’ll choose a winner soon. Good luck.
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