Thursday, February 15, 2024

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE NELLIE ~

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~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ~
--  'NELLIE'  --
AUTHOR AMY WALSH

Nellie Blog Tour

 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Nellie by Amy Walsh, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 

About the Book

 

Nellie

Title:   Nellie
Series:
   Apron Strings #2
Author:
   Amy Walsh
Publisher:
   Walsh Mountain Publishing
Release Date:
   February 15, 2024
Genre:   Historical Romance

Finances are tight for the O’Dwyer family who live on a mountain outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1931. Life gets even harder when their beloved DadaΓ­ must cease work as a coal miner to become a patient at the West Mountain Sanitarium. 

Nellie is her preferred name, but family and friends have heard Mam shout “Fenella Aileen O’Dwyer!” all too often with the countless predicaments she got herself into throughout childhood. So, it’s not altogether surprising when Nellie impulsively accepts a job as an assistant cook at the Clarinda House in a case of mistaken identity -- though she’s the last person her family would ask to prepare a meal.

Fortunately, along with determination, a talent for acting, and the gift of blarney, Nellie has Mrs. Campbell’s Cookery Book, a treasure she discovered at a Red Cross drought relief sale. 

As her reluctant admiration for her employer grows, Nellie wishes she could be the sort of truthful woman of faith that Mr. Mason Peale esteems. If she confesses all, will she lose her job along with the friendships she’s formed at Clarinda House?  

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EXCERPT:

Gathering her composure, Nellie stood almost at attention, her hands folded in front of her. “Good morning, Mr. Peale. I didn’t see you there.”

“It appears you didn’t wish to be seen either,” he said dryly. He held a small broom and a dust pin in his hand as he backed away from the coupe’s door and closed it. “My sisters had me drive them to deliver potted flowers to patients at West Side Hospital last evening, and one of the pots tipped over,” he explained.

That’s why she hadn’t seen him as she approached the mansion. “You clean your own automobile?” she blurted.

“And sometimes my sisters deliver their own flowers.” His smile was a tad mocking, Nellie decided. “Just because we live in a big house doesn’t mean we are above normal human activities. I even don work clothes and go down into the mines at times.”

“To make sure your underlings are underlinging?” Nellie quipped.  She immediately wished she could breathe her banter back in.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon


About the Author

Amy Walsh 

Amy Walsh writes historical and contemporary romance, mysteries, speculative fiction, and women’s fiction. She is a 5th-grade writing teacher in an urban public school. Amy and her husband, Patrick, have three children. Amy considers herself greatly blessed in the roles God has given her as an earthling, including aspiring wordsmith, teacher of youngsters, nature appreciator, tea aficionado, avid dessert fan, book fanatic, lover of family and friends, and Christ-follower.

Connect with Amy by visiting walshmountainpublishing.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a $50 Amazon gift card, print copies of Nellie and Voices in the Sanitorium, and some historical memorabilia from the West Mountain Sanitarium!

 

Nellie JustRead Tours giveaway

 

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 12, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 19, 2024. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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