** CAMILLE DIMAIO celebrates the holidays with us ** GIVEAWAY **



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.


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36 thoughts on “** CAMILLE DIMAIO celebrates the holidays with us ** GIVEAWAY **

  1. Historical fiction is usually about a place or person I never knew about. It makes me further investigate that time period. I learn so much!

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  2. As a history buff, historical fiction is a way to step back in time and glimpse life through the eyes of the characters. It offers insight woven into a magical story.

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  3. I love historical fiction because I get my entertainment of a great novel served with an enticing dish of history! I would love to read this novel!❤💜🧡💙

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  4. Historical fiction is fascinating, meaningful and memorable. Reading historicals has given me more pleasure since the novels are from another era and unforgettable.

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  5. I love historical fiction because I get to travel back in time and read about how different the world was. I love reading about the clothes they wore and the simple life they lead while working hard for everything they’ve had.

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  6. I love historical fiction since it transports me to so many different eras and places. You learn so much more about history and how things were. My favorite genre!

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  7. The History is fantastic and a good legacy to travel to. Reading historical fiction is like living the past and my favorite ! Happy holidays!

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  8. I love historical fiction because I feel like I am a part of the story. Historical fiction authors make reading about the past so much fun. I love Camille Dimaio is the best.

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  9. I love that it weaves in a great people story as well as taking me to an interesting place. Best of both worlds – history lesson with romance or mystery or whatever.

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  10. I love historical fiction because I like to feel like I’m in that time period & I love learning about all the customs, dress & ways of the past. Just like I love learning about my ancestry!

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  11. I love historical fiction because it takes me back to previous time periods and shows me how people lived their lives then. It’s also a wonderful learning experience. I can honestly say that every historical novel I’ve read has taught me something I didn’t know before reading it. Often I’m inclined to further research a time period or person or event from these books as well .I love historical fiction!

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  12. I love historical fiction because I learn so much about the time periods — and many things I just didn’t know. Someone else had to look it up and write it and I just get to sit, read, learn and enjoy it.

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  13. I enjoy how historical fiction makes the past come alive. If done well, the story can make a reader feel like they are experiencing history firsthand!

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  14. I love historical fiction because I enjoy getting a glimpse in to the past. Historical fiction brings the past to life like no history book ever could for me.

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  15. I love the dedication that goes into maintaining the accuracy of the period, so you actually feel like you’re transported to a different time

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  16. I love historical fiction because they are usually down to earth. I can choose ones from a time period that I feel like reading about. Some days I love books about the pioneer days while other years I love the 1930’s or so forth.


  17. Historical fiction is my favorite genre because it allows me to travel back to different eras, learn more about the history of the era, tidbts about historical events, influential historical figures. I have read all of Camille’sbooks. She does historical fiction right. Must read this one too. Thanks Cindy for the chance.

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  18. My favorite Historical Fiction subjects are “Old” Hollywood, Family Dramas usually involving family secrets or stories set in the 30s/40s/50s/60s.


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