Thursday, January 25, 2018

Loretta Nyhan sows the seeds of a book giveaway

We're pleased to introduce you to Loretta Nyhan today. Her fifth novel, Digging In, is coming to bookshelves in early April, just in time for spring gardening! In the meantime, Amazon Publishing is giving THREE lucky readers a sneak peek!

A reader before she became a writer, Loretta Nyhan devoured everything she could get her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and the instructions booklet for building the Barbie dream house. Later, her obsession with reading evolved into an absolute need to write. After college, she wrote for national trade magazines, taught writing to college freshmen, and eventually found the guts to try fiction.

Loretta lives in the Chicago area with her family. She previously wrote All the Good Parts, which published September, 2016. Previous titles include The Witch Collector, a mysterious paranormal thriller from HarperTeen, an epistolary novel co-written with Suzanne Hayes, I'll Be Seeing You, and Empire Girls, a jazz-age mystery.

When Loretta is not writing, She's knitting, baking, and doing all kinds of things her high school self would have found hilarious. 

Loretta is answering our questions about romance to go along with our theme this month.

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Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth grade—and lost him two years ago. Since his death, she’s been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. Her house is a wreck, the grass is overrun with weeds, and she’s at risk of losing her job. As Paige stares at her neglected lawn, she knows she’s hit rock bottom. So she does something entirely unexpected: she begins to dig.

As the hole gets bigger, Paige decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden. The neighbors in her tidy gated community are more than a little alarmed. Paige knows nothing about gardening, and she’s boldly flouting neighborhood-association bylaws. But with the help of new friends, a charming local cop, and the transformative power of the soil, Paige starts to see potential in the chaos of her life. Something big is beginning to take root—both in her garden and in herself.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

Favorite romantic movie: 
While You Were Sleeping. I love everything about this movie. Especially Sandra Bullock. And Bill Pullman. How can you go wrong casting those two?

Favorite celebrity couple: 
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick (alive)/ Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman (not-so-alive)

Most romantic song:
True Love Ways by Buddy Holly

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word "romance"? 
Kissing, the slow, high-school-making-out kind.

Most memorable Valentine's Day: 
Honestly, the first time my boys were able to curl their chubby toddler fingers around a red crayon so they could make me a valentine.

How did you meet your significant other?
This is a tricky one for me, so I'll keep it lighthearted. I met my late husband, Tom, in fourth grade. Seriously. We didn't start dating then! That came later. I met my boyfriend, Gus, because my sister set us up. She kept running into him at the grocery store and thought it was a sign she should take action. I'm so glad she did!

Thanks to Loretta for chatting with us and to Amazon Publishing for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends January 30th at midnight EST.


Janine said...

My favorite romance movies would be anything by Nicholas Sparks. I can't pick just one.

Tatum Rangel said...

I like "My Best Friend's Wedding," with Julia Roberts. :)

traveler said...

My favorite romantic movie is An Affair to Remember. Old school and wonderful.

Linda Kish said...

I have to agree with Loretta, While You Were Sleeping.

Jessica said...

About Time or Love Rosie. Love them both so much!

diannekc said...

My favorite romantic move is The Notebook.

Jennifer said...

I love The Notebook or Pretty Woman!

Karen B said...

Ones that I rewatch - The American President, Pretty Woman, The Notebook.

susieqlaw said...

The Notebook

Rita Wray said...

My favorite is Gone With the Wind.

Unknown said...

I have always loved Roman Holiday! And every time The Notebook is on I have to watch it!

Unknown said...

My favorite romantic movie is An Affsir To Remember.🐱

Mary Preston said...

Beauty and the Beast for me.

Aire para respirar said...


bn100 said...

The Notebook

Holly said...

Casablanca! It doesn't get any better.

Lesley McIntosh said...

I love Mamma Mia

arletta said...

I love me a good romcom. While You were Sleeping is my favourite but I also like You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Music and Lyrics, Nottinghill, etc.

Tatum Rangel said...

I like "My Best Friend's Wedding." :)

Elisabeth said...

You've Got Mail...I will never get tired to watch it! :)

rubynreba said...

I like Bridges of Madison County.

KateRockLitChick said...

Just give me the Hallmark channel to binge watch.
Wedding Date
Maid in Manhattan

Laurie I said...

My favorite romantic movies are:
To Gillian on her 37th Birthday
The Holiday
You’ve Got Mail
The Best of Me

Patricia said...

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, hands down.