Happy Halloween readers and followers! Today on the blog I am featuring Jennifer Laurens and her lastest novel. Grace Doll is set in the 1940s, so I asked her to share a few favorites from that time period.
left to right - Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly,
Heddy Lamarr, Judy Garland, and Cary Grant
Jennifer's Favorite 1940s Movies
It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947),
The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Dumbo (1941),
Bambi (1942),Pinocchio (1940), and Rope (1948)
Grace Doll had everything a girl could want: Fame. Fortune. Beauty.
Everything except, of course, her freedom. So when a powerful movie producer forces an experimental treatment on Grace--one that's purported to make beauty immortal--she stages her own death to escape him.
With the help of trusted friends, Grace slips into hiding. She's forever flawless, forever young and forever pursued by her past.
But when a stranger arrives on her doorstep, holding the key to a life she thought she'd left behind, Grace must decide between the safety she's known... and embracing the role she was born to play.
Kindle | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Fishpond
Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads!
About the Author
I write YA books. Whatever my heart desires, I write. I don't have someone over my shoulder, in some office somewhere telling me what I can and cannot write. Or should and shouldn't write. I listen to my heart, the center of my muse, and trust my instincts.
I've written since junior high school. An only child, I grew up writing big stories about big families. I also write YA under the name of JM Warwick. My hometown of Palos Verdes, California figures in much of my work, as does my current home of Pleasant Grove, Utah and other favorite places. I love to travel.
They say "write what you know" and I do. I am a mother, I have six children, five cats and a huge doberman/dane dog. I have a supportive husband and we've been married 25 years. Our lives, though challenging with a handicapped child who has autism, are centered in our family.
My life experiences have worked into all of my novels. Some more heavily than others, but parts of me are in each story. I love stories rich in family drama, where family members overcome obstacles through love and miracles.
$10 Amazon Gift Card + Copy of Grace Doll & Swag
Copy of Grace Doll
(Paperback open to US only, Ebook Internationally)
a Rafflecopter giveaway