Monday, April 16, 2012

Spotlight: Lisa April Smith, author of Exceeding Expectations

Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published December 1st 2011 (first published November 29th 2011)

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From the publisher: 

It’s 1961 and Palm Beach socialite, irresistible rascal and devoted father Jack Morgan encounters genuine danger while staging his suicide to shield his beloved daughters from disgrace. Next, meet his daughter Charlotte (Charlie), an over-indulged 23 year-old struggling to cope with the traumatizing loss of her beloved father, her sister’s resulting mental breakdown and the discovery that she’s suddenly penniless. Fortunately Raul, an admiring young attorney, appears to offer assistance. As terrified as she is about daily survival, Charlie soon realizes that she has to learn what drove her father to kill himself. With Raul’s much needed ego-bolstering, the drive of necessity and unforeseen determination, Charlie finds a practical use for her annoyingly lean 5’ 11” frame. In time, this career finances her hard-wrought independence, her sister’s costly treatment and an emotional eye-opening journey to Paris.
Jumping back in time to romantic pre-WWII Paris readers meet young Alan Fitzpatrick – aka Jack Morgan – lack-luster artist, expert lover, irresistible rascal, and the bewitching girl who will become the mother of his children. Not even Charlie’s relentless detective work will uncover all Jack’s secrets, but in a fireworks of surprise endings, she discovers all that she needs to know and more: disturbing truths about her father, hew own unique talent, crimes great and small and a diabolical villain.
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  1. WOW...That sounds like a bumpy ride of a book.

  2. Hi Kaye,

    That sounds like a book with a great mix of storylines, complicated characers and probably a surprise ending.

    I hope that you enjoy this one when you get to it.


  3. What a plot!! And I love the photo of the author … she looks like she'd be fun.

  4. I am drawn to Paris...sounds like it could be good!

  5. This does sound amazing, and I am hoping to read it at some point. Great spotlight today, Kaye!


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