Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Francesca of Lost Nation: Barrage, Review and Giveaway

Francesca of Lost Nation
by Lucinda Sue Crosby
Published by LuckyCinda
244 pages (Paperback & eBook formats)
Historical Romantic Adventure
Heat Level: Sweet

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Winner of Four Literary Prizes / Author selected as one of “50 Authors You Should be Reading” by The Authors Show online media outlet

“Funny at times and filled with little pearls of everyday wisdom, this book is as much a romantic thriller as it is a perfect little capsule of a time gone by. It is a book about love of all kinds - between grandmother and child, between child and dog, between man and woman.”

Romantic Adventure Book suitable for all ages!

This book is about an unconventional 59-year old woman, Francesca, and her resourceful 10-year old granddaughter, Sarah, who share the adventures of a lifetime over the summer of 1947 in Lost Nation, Iowa. Together, they enchant barnstorming pilots, wow Clinton County Fair attendees, conquer the skies, confront an escaped arsonist, discover how Lost Nation got its intriguing name, and eventually demonstrate to one another the greatest truth about love.

Anyone who loves their grandmother will enjoy reading this Romance Fiction about family, friendship and strong women.

First three chapters available:

“Lucinda Sue Crosby is the most talented writer I have ever worked with. Her words touch the heart and allow the reader a glimpse into her soul. You'll find yourself enticingly drawn into her novel experiencing a rare intimacy with the characters as well as feeling a connection to the author.”--Gary Mule Deer, comedian, entertainer, musician

“Throughout one's lifetime, it is such a rare thing to meet someone who is truly unique and brilliant. When you do, you know your life has been touched by greatness. I am so grateful to have met such a person, named Cinda the Songwriter, over a decade ago. I have had the honor and privilege of vocally interpreting her beautifully crafted stories. Do yourself a huge favor and take a moment to explore her heart and life experiences while basking in the warmth and glow of her handy work.”--Renee Martin, Christian recording artist

“I loved the book.”--Garry Marshall, Hollywood Icon, film director, author

About the Author:
Lucinda Sue Crosby is Kindle Bestseller and 2011 Winner by TheAuthorShow of “50 Authors You Should be Reading.” In addition, Crosby is a Nashville songwriter, commissioned poet, award-winning journalist and prize-winning author. Her novel, Francesca of Lost Nation, has been on the Kindle International Bestsellers list in Romance categories and has won four literary prizes.

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My 5 Star Review
This is the first book I read from the pen of Lucinda Sue Crosby. And definitely not the last book from her pen. A great story teller that held your attention through the eyes of the young child of ten, Sarah. 
We learn of her grandmother Francesca. A strong willed fiery woman. Afraid of nothing. Taking on the world with gusto. Teaching the young girl all her knowledge and skills helping her to live life to the fullest. She saw her grandmother on her highest but also on her lowest point. Never demeaning her love for the elderly lady. 
I truly admired this feisty woman who was not even afraid to fall in love with a younger man. Seen from the eyes of a young child she could see how the affection and love grew between them in their every day life on the farm. Experiencing the pain of loss and the acceptance of healing in each others life.
Not to mention the race, the discovery of flying, etc. {I refuse to give away to much}smile
Adventure, suspense and discoveries held you captive to the pages as we learned about this unique relationship between grandmother and grandchild and the impact it had on the ten year old. 
With the backdrop of an escaped arsonist who sets fires all over the county and her parents trip to France the story were lively and interesting. Like listening to someone telling a story next to the fire with marshmallows melting on the stick {you get the picture}
Even the dog Babe played her part wonderfully and I could just picture the little dog being around Sarah's feet yapping her way through all the undercurrents that continually flowed in their lives.
Matt was a great character in the male roll. The younger man who fell in love with an older woman. Adoring her spirit and gusto as they enjoyed each other and the company of the little girl. He complimented her in many areas, allowing her to be herself,  giving her the love she craved all her life.
I was privilege to read this wonderful story and can recommend it to any one who loves all the ingredients of this book.

3 Print Copies of “Francesca of Lost Nation” (US) and 5 Kindle copies of "Francesca of Lost Nation" (Int). Contest is tour-wide and ends Nov 20. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Ends Nov 20.

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