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UPCOMING BOOK READING AND SIGNING AT WORDS OF WISDOM BOOKSTORE IN HERMITAGE, TENNESSEE: Hear Angela Hoke read from her two award-winning novels and get the chance to meet the author and purchase a signed copy of her books at Words of Wisdom Bookstore in Hermitage, Tennessee, at 6:00 pm on December 5, 2017. And just by being present and adding your email to Angela's list, enter for a chance to win a gift basket including a delectable bottle of red wine and a signed copy of A WHISPER OF SMOKE and A PAINTED LILY!
A PAINTED LILY AWARDED AN HONORABLE MENTION IN THE 2017 WRITER'S DIGEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS
WINNER OF THE 2015 READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD GOLD MEDAL: In September 2015, A Whisper of Smoke was awarded the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medal for Women's Fiction.
FINALIST FOR THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD: In May 2015, A Whisper of Smoke was named a finalist for the 2015 International Book Award for Women's Fiction.
WINNER OF THE 2015 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARD: In May 2015, A Whisper of Smoke was awarded the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for Women's Fiction.
5 STARS! FROM READERS' FAVORITE: In March 2015, Readers' Favorite gave A Whisper of Smoke five stars, stating "I knew from the very beginning of A Whisper of Smoke that this was a book to savor and enjoy slowly, like a fine wine, from the funny stuff to the parochial school dances and the horseback rides through the country. It's a beautifully written and most compelling coming of age story that's got friendship and history and, not to be forgotten, magic, on almost every page. A marvelous achievement and an unforgettable story. A Whisper of Smoke is most highly recommended."
WINNER OF THE 2014 HEART OF DENVER ASPEN GOLD AWARD: In October 2014, A Whisper of Smoke was named the WINNER of the 2014 Heart of Denver Aspen Gold Award in the "contemporary romantic fiction" category.
FINALIST FOR 2014 MAGGIE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE: On August 5, A Whisper of Smoke was named a finalist in the Maggie Published Book Awards For Excellence, sponsored by the Georgia Romance Writers, in the 'Novel with strong romantic elements' category. Winners will be announced in October 2014. Stay tuned!
FEATURED IN NEW BOOK BLOG: In July 2014, A Whisper of Smoke was featured as the inaugural review on http://readanythinggoodlately.wordpress.com/, a blog/review site created by author Kimberly Westrope. Here are some highlights as well as the link to the full review:
"This is absolutely one of the best books I’ve ever read, which is why I’ve chosen it to be my first book review. This coming of age story takes place in 1960s Kentucky, where young Susannah is learning how to balance the burdens of her unconventional family, school, puberty, and her newly recognized feelings for Calvin, the boy next door.
While the story does have some humorous moments, it is a deeply moving story of friendship, love, and loss of innocence... Loyalties are questioned, love is tested, and familial bonds are stretched to the limits. This emotional and heart-stirring novel reminds us of the complexities that come with any relationship, whether it involves family, friendship, or romantic love. There is always a price to pay."
BOOK SIGNING IN MURRAY KY: On March 1, 2014, Angela held a book signing at Fidalgo Bay Coffee Shop (proprietor, Sara Fineman), in Murray, KY. She wishes to thank all those that came out to buy and/or have their book signed. You helped make it a success and helped her reach a new group of readers. Thank you! Scott Robinson, selected at random, was the winner of the $20 Amazon Gift Card.
MURRAY LEDGER &TIMES STORY: Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 7:00 am
AUSTIN RAMSEY • Staff Writer
NEW COVER RELEASED APRIL 8, 2014: Thanks to Bespoke Book Covers for the fabulous new cover -- it is not only beautiful, it perfectly captures the essence of the story!
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