Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Book Spotlight and Giveaway - Whistling Women by Kelly Romo


A buried secret keeps two sisters apart. 

Life went terribly wrong for Addie Bates in San Diego, and she’s been running from those memories ever since. For fifteen years, the Sleepy Valley Nudist Colony has provided a safe haven for Addie to hide from the crime she committed. But when the residents pack up to go on exhibit at the 1935 World’s Fair in San Diego, Addie returns and must face the thrilling yet terrifying prospect of reuniting with her estranged sister, Wavey.

Addie isn’t the only one interested in a reunion. When her niece, Rumor, discovers she has an aunt, Rumor is determined to bring her family together. But it’s not so easy when the women are forced to confront family secrets, past and present.

Set against the backdrop of the 1935 World’s Fair, Whistling Women explores the complex relationships between sisters, the sacrifices required to protect family, and the lasting consequences of a single impulsive act.
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My Review 

I was intrigued about this book because I love historical fiction and also am fascinated by World's Fairs.  I know less about the 1935 World's Fair, so was curious about this backdrop for the novel.

This was such an interesting and unusual read.  It gave a unique glimpse into another time and place.

The characters were well drawn and multi-dimensional.  I especially liked Addie and Rumor.  The book especially came alive during their scenes.

This is very much a novel about secrets kept and secrets revealed.  The climax of the novel, with the secrets revealed, was riveting.

I recommend this book highly for fans of historical fiction.  It would also be a great book group readJust be sure to set some time aside, because you will not want to put this novel down once you start it!

About Kelly Romo 

Kelly A. Romo currently lives in Oregon with her three children where she teaches writing, literature, and social studies. She loves the outdoors; hiking, kayaking, and camping. Kelly grew up in California running around with all her thrill-seeking cousins and siblings; jumping off cliffs into the Colorado River, exploring caves on the beaches of Mexico, riding dirt bikes, water skiing, and snow skiing.

Connect with Kelly

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One lucky winner will receive a print copy of the book.  Giveaway ends 12/9/15.   Winner will be notified by email, and needs to respond within 48 hours.  (U.S./Canada) 

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I received a copy of this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.



Sandy Klocinski said...

What a fascinating storyline!

Yvie Field said...

Looks like a good read!

Daniel M said...

looks like a fun one

corkrose said...

Sounds perfect for Christmas reading

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I can see myself getting lost in this book and enjoying everyone minute of it.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

slehan said...

That looks like a book I'd like. I enjoy books set in the past.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Angela Tarrant said...

Love historical fiction esp that takes place in the 1920s and 30s :D

laurasloves said...

I love historical fictional books and this one looks so good with a great storyline.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Danielle jones said...

I love historical fiction but haven't read much from this time period. Most of the books I find are 1800s. I would love to read a book from this time period.

Wanda Bergman said...

I love historical fiction and this author is new to me.

Nancy said...

This sounds like a fascinating premise for a book. I'd enjoy reading it!

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Kaitlyn B. said...

This sounds like a really interesting book.

Chad Gustafson said...

Sounds like a great read!

Kristie said...

This sounds like a great book!! I love finding new authors. Thanks for your honest review. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Melissa B. said...

Nudist colony? I wasn't expecting that!

Debbie Lewis said...

I love to read especially in the winter and this looks like a great book

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I have read reviews on this book and it sounds very good.

Connie Tillman said...

This looks like a great book to read! thank you for the change