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Monday, June 5, 2017

Dancing in the Rain by Lucy Appadoo (Book Spotlight and Giveaway!)

Can she end the turmoil and escape the firmly built trap to find the freedom she craves?



Today I'm kicking off the tour for Australian author Lucy Appadoo with her latest book in The Italian Family series! I have yet to read this series and I'm excited to have discovered this new-to-me author. Check out her new title (isn't that a great cover?) and then enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Book Details:

Book Title: Dancing in the Rain (The Italian Family Series)
Author: Lucy Appadoo
​Category: Adult Fiction, 274 pages
Genre: Historical Coming of Age/Romance/Family Drama
Publisher: Lucy Appadoo
Release date: March 24, 2017
Tour dates: June 5 to 23, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There is physical abuse and death involved.)

Book Description:

Fifteen-year old Valeria Allegro works diligently on the family farm in Italy, where she is torn between her duty to her family and her desire to find freedom from her strict, domineering father. She finds solace in Dario, a young student who provides a blissful escape—until a neighbour’s son, Gregorio, decides he wants her for himself.

This raises an alarm for her father, which leads to family conflict and aggression. When Dario is threatened and her family is plagued by a series of suspicious accidents, Valeria is desperate to keep her loved ones safe. Can she end the turmoil and escape the firmly built trap to find the freedom she craves?

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Meet the Author:



Lucy Appadoo is a registered counsellor and wellness coach with a part-time private practice. She also works as a rehabilitation counsellor for the Australian government. In her spare time, she self-publishes or writes nonfiction and fiction texts. She previously worked as a rehabilitation consultant, caseworker, English as a second language teacher, and proofreader.

Lucy has postgraduate diplomas in psychology, education, and English as a Second Language teaching, as well as specialised qualifications in grief counselling and hypnosis. She has also completed wellness coaching courses (levels 1-3) at Wellness Coaching Australia.

Lucy enjoys reading romantic suspense, romance, thrillers, crime novels, family/historical drama, and sagas. She writes in the genres of romantic suspense, historical fiction, and romance. She has enjoyed travelling to exotic places such as Madrid, Mauritius, and Italy, and draws on these experiences in her creative writing.

Lucy’s favourite authors include Kendra Elliot, Christiane Heggan, Theresa Ragan, Tara Moss, Nicholas Sparks, Adriana Trigiani, Erica Spindler, and James Patterson (to name a few).

Lucy’s interests include meditation, playing tennis, journal writing, reading fiction and nonfiction texts about writing, coaching, and counselling, ongoing professional development, spending time with her husband and two daughters, and socialising with friends and family.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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20 comments :

  1. Congrats on the tour, it sounds great, and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Dancing in the Rain was inspired by my mother's story. She is an amazing and resilient woman and I enjoyed writing it.
      Good luck with the Giveaway.

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  2. This looks like a great beginning to the series.

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    1. Thanks Mary. I have two other books in the series - The Italian Family Series.
      I hope you enjoy the tour.

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    1. Thanks Gwendolyn. I hope you enjoy the tour, and good luck with the Giveaway.

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  4. I love this cover! Sounds like an excellent read!

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    1. Thanks Janet. I have a great book cover designer. I enjoyed writing the story, inspired by my mother. It's part of my Italian Family Series.

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  5. This novel sounds captivating and enthralling. Thanks for this feature and giveaway.

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    1. Thank you for your comments. I hope you enjoy the book tour, and good luck with the giveaway.

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  6. What a fantastic plot, and a romantic theme, set in Italy. Wow I must read this!

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    1. Thanks Rose-Marie. I hope you enjoy the book and book tour.It's part of the Italian Family series, so there are another two books in the series.

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  7. I just love your cover and would love to read your book.

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  8. The cover is very eye catching! Looks like a great read!

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  9. Congratulations I was so into the book as you had here in the review I cannot wait to read it!

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  10. This book sounds captivating. I would love to read it!

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  11. I love a good thriller. I can't wait to see more about the book and hopefully read it this summer.

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  12. congratulations! I can tell it'll be a good and thrilling book by its description

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