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Tuesday 2 April 2019

☀ The Girl from the Lighthouse - Willard Thompson

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Girl from the Lighthouse, a Historical Literary Romance by (, Rincon Publishing, 430 pages).

Don't miss our guest post by author Willard Thompson, who tells us about the inspiration behind The Girl from the Lighthouse.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Willard Thompson will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || Author Guest Post || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Raised at a desolate California lighthouse by men, when abandoned by her mother; Emma Dobbins was never trained to be a dutiful wife but at an early age she discovered her rare artistic talent.

When she went to Paris, France, in 1869, Frenchmen fell in love with her beautiful face and lustrous dark hair. Some wanted to paint her, others to court her, but either way she did not abide by the rules they tried to impose on her.

Emma survived the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune Revolt that followed it. She met and painted with many of the artists soon to be called The Impressionists.

As Paris blossomed into the Belle Époque (Beautiful time) of the 1870s and 80s, Emma grew into an accomplished artist, but never gave up her own principles... even when someone stole something precious from her.

Teaser: KCR Preview

Not Your Ordinary Victorian Young Lady

The Girl from the Lighthouse
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About the Author

Willard Thompson is an award-winning historical fiction and romance writer living in Montecito, California with his wife Jo.

His newest historical romance, THE GIRL FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE was published in early 2019. His previously published three novels of historical fiction DREAM HELPER DELFINA'S GOLD, and THEIR GOLDEN DREAMS are part of his CHRONICLES OF CALIFORNIA trilogy. The Independent Publishers 2009 Book Awards selected DREAM HELPER for a gold medal as the best fiction in the Western/Pacific Region.

Thompson is a past president of the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. He is a native of Manhasset, New York and a graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

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James Robert said...

Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Willard Thompson said...

Thanks for your post, James. Hope you enjoy the timetravel in my novel. Cheers, Willard

Bernie Wallace said...

Would you ever like to see your book turned into a movie? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great book.

Willard Thompson said...

Sure Joseph, The Girl from the Lighthouse is very visuaal, had lots of drama. It would be great for a movie or streaming video. Cheers, Willard

Willard Thompson said...

Hello Rita, I hope you read and like my now novel. If you do please post a review on Goodreads and Amazon. Cheers, Willard

Victoria Alexander said...

Great teaser, can't wait to check this one out!

Willard Thompson said...

Hello Victoria. Thanks for checking in. Hope you enjoy my book. Please post a positive review on Goodreads and Amazon. Cheers, Willard