Author, Camille Di Maio has written some of our favorite historical fiction … novels like THE MEMORY of US, BEFORE THE RAIN FALLS and THE WAY of BEAUTY.
This March she has a new novel coming out, THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS (LakeUnionPublishing) and we can not wait. Check out this beautiful cover.
A legendary hotel on the Pacific becomes a haven where dreams, love, and a beguiling mystery come alive.
1958. Kate Morgan, tethered to her family’s failing San Francisco restaurant, is looking for an escape. She gets her chance by honoring a cryptic plea from her grandfather: find the beautiful stranger. The search takes her to Hotel del Coronado, the beachfront landmark on the Southern California coast where filming is underway on the movie Some Like It Hot.
For a movie lover like Kate, it’s a fantasy come true. So is the offer of a position at the glamorous hotel. And a new romance is making her heart beat just as fast. But as sure as she is that the Coronado is her future, Kate discovers it’s also where the ghosts of the past have come to stay. Sixty years ago a guest died tragically, and she still haunts the hotel’s halls.
As the lives of two women—generations apart—intertwine, Kate’s courageous journey could change more than she ever imagined. And with the Coronado wending its way through her soul, she must follow her dreams…wherever they may lead.
Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?
Camille shared some of her thoughts about the Holidays with us.
1. What is your favorite Holiday? My favorite holiday is Christmas!
2. What do you love about the Holidays? I do all my shopping and wrapping by Thanksgiving so that December can be clear to enjoy the festivities. We also celebrate Advent, so the anticipation of the holiday takes on sacred meaning and good spiritual lessons.
3. What is your fondest Holiday memory? My mom went into labor at Midnight Mass and I got a baby sister for Christmas! (Decades later, people at that church still talk about it.)
4. What are your wishes for 2019? My second daughter will be heading off to college in 2019. I pray for blessings on her – body, mind, and spirit, as she takes this new step into adulthood.
Thanks to Camille, we have a signed copy of THE WAY of BEAUTY to giveaway. Just tell us what you love about historical fiction. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY: USA only please.