Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Star for Mrs. Blake

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Author April Smith

on Tour
May 4-13, 2014

A Star For Mrs. Blake

[historical fiction]
Release date: January 14, 2014 at Knopf
ISBN-13: 978-0307958846
Hardcover, 352 pages


In 1929, The U.S. Congress passed legislation that would provide funding for the mothers of fallen WWI soldiers to visit the graves of their sons in France. Over the course of three years, 6,693 Gold Star Mothers made this trip. Smith imagines the story of five of these women, strangers who could not be more different from each other. One of them is Cora Blake, a librarian and single mother from coastal Maine. Journeying to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, the lives of these women are inextricably intertwined as shocking events - death, scandal, and secrets - are unearthed. And Cora's own life takes an unexpected turn when she meets an American, "tin nose," journalist, whose war wounds confine him to a metal mask. [provided by the author]


April Smith April Smith is the author of the FBI Special Agent Ana Grey mystery series, starting with North of Montana. She is also an Emmy-nominated writer and producer of dramatic series and movies for television. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband. Visit her website. Get in touch with her on Facebook and Twitter


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Wednesday, May 7 Review + at Making My Mark
Thursday, May 8 Review at Words And Peace
Friday, May 9 Review + at Book Nerd
Saturday, May 10 Review + at The Fictional 100 Spotlight at Queen of All She Reads
Sunday, May 11 Review + Guest-Post at Historical Tapestry Review at Books Are Cool
Monday, May 12 Review at Turning The Pages
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