Tuesday, September 29, 2020


--  'PALMER GIRL'  --
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight, Excerpt,
Author Bio & Giveaway~ 

Palmer Girl Blog Blitz 

Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Palmer Girl by Dawn Klinge, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



Palmer Girl

Title:  Palmer Girl 
Series: The Historic Hotels Collection #2
Author: Dawn Klinge
Release Date: September 29, 2020
Genre: Historical Romance

When insurance tycoon, Cornelius Nordeman, is recruited to work for the Exposition Corporation, the New Yorker brings his family to live at the Palmer House Hotel, far away from any reminders of a recent tragedy. He’s hopeful this move will offer respite from his family's grief. 

Elizabeth Nordeman, his daughter, has something to prove, which leads her to seek work as a florist at Marshall Field’s, Chicago's finest department store. 

John Lewis knows something is different and intriguing about the new florist he hired. When his boss, Marshall Field, informs him that Elizabeth is the Nordeman heiress, his job suddenly becomes more complicated--especially when he finds himself falling for her. 

On the eve of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago prepares to prove that it’s a first-class city, and the brightest minds from around the country will plan the most spectacular fair the world has seen. 

The World’s Fair will bring change and innovation into a society bound tightly by class and tradition. Elizabeth’s heart longs to push against those boundaries, so what’s holding her back?

“Who is Mr. Lewis?” asked Sissy.

“He’s in charge of visual merchandising, though I’m not even sure what that means.” She pulled on her gloves.

“It means, he’s probably the person who created this beautiful display right there.”

Elizabeth studied the scene in front of her. The dressmaker dummy in the window wore a sapphire silk evening gown by Worth. Thousands of delicate crystals hung from the ceiling, creating an effect of stars. Elizabeth could envision herself in the dress, dancing in a beautiful ballroom. Whoever designed this breathtaking window was an artist.

Mr. Lewis had given her a job, and for that, she was grateful. One thing she couldn’t deny—the man was good at his job— if these were, indeed, his window displays. They were the talk of the town. People were always milling about the sidewalk outside the store and admiring the stunning displays. 

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Dawn Klinge

Dawn Klinge is a Pacific Northwest native who loves a rainy day, a hot cup of coffee, and a good book to get lost in. This wife and mom to two young adults is often inspired by true personal and historical accounts. Dawn is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association. Sorrento Girl is her debut novel, the first in the Historic Hotels Collection.

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(1) winner will receive a copy of Palmer Girl and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Palmer Girl JustRead Giveaway

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  1. I appreciate getting to hear about a new book. Thanks for taking the time to share it with us. 

  2. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. this sounds great, thanks for sharing

  4. Thank you for sharing! - JustRead Tours

  5. I really like historical fiction and that this is set in Chicago. This sounds like a really good read.

  6. Gorgeous cover! I'm excited to read "Palmer Girl"! Thank you for hosting.

  7. What an interesting time period! More and more people moving from agricultural type of society, and moving to cities and shopping for things instead of making them.

  8. I like the excerpt, especially the description of the display.

  9. Beautiful cover and love what the story line is about.



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