On Tour 05/03/23-06/10/23 “I Meant To Tell You” by Fran Hawthorne

Release Date: November 15, 2022

About The Book:

When Miranda Isaacs’s fiancé, Russ Steinmann, is being vetted for his dream job in the U.S. attorney’s office, the couple joke about whether Miranda’s parents’ history as antiwar activists in the Sixties might jeopardize Russ’s security clearance. But as it turns out, the real threat emerges after the attorney’s office discovers that Miranda was arrested for felony kidnapping seven years earlier – an arrest she’d never bothered to tell Russ about. 

 Miranda tries to explain that she was only helping her best friend, Ronit, in the midst of a nasty divorce and custody battle, take her daughter to visit her parents in Israel. Russ doesn’t see it quite as innocently. “I thought I knew you,” he says. Now, it’s not only Russ’s job at stake, but their marriage plans, too. 

 In a frantic search for allies to persuade Russ that she’s not a criminal, Miranda either makes the situation worse, or exposes other secrets and mysteries. Ronit has vanished. Russ’s mother isn’t particularly sympathetic and alludes to something thorny in Russ’s past. Meanwhile, Miranda’s stepfather – who has just revealed to her mother that he’s been having an affair — starts dropping cryptic hints about her biological father. On top of all that, Miranda is arrested again, this time for drunk driving.

With everything she thought she knew about the people she loves most, and even herself, upended, Miranda turns her focus to the things she is sure about. She must face the truth with her mother and with Russ, and do whatever it takes to save Russ’s job and their engagement.

About The Author:

For 30 years, Fran Hawthorne built a career as a journalist and award-winning nonfiction author, specializing in health care, finance, and the nexus of business and social activism. But all that was a detour: Since 2018 she’s published two novels, “The Heirs” and now her newest, I MEANT TO TELL YOU, both from Stephen F. Austin State University Press.

In her nonfiction life, her book “Ethical Chic” was named one of the bestbooks of 2012 by Library Journal. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsday, Self, and many other publications, and she also writes reviews for the New York Journal of Books.https://www.hawthornewriter.com/

Social Media:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/hawthornewriter

Twitter: @hawthornewriter

Book Blurbs: 

Fran Hawthorne delivers a nuanced exploration of the connections among women – and how they can unravel when lies of omission are revealed… I Meant to Tell You kept me turning the pages late into the night.” —Jennifer Coburn, USA Today best-selling author of Cradles of the Reich

“Fran Hawthorne has written a wise, kind, and above all compassionate novel about the secrets we keep and the judgments we make.” —Yona Zeldis McDonough, Fiction Editor of Lilith 

Bloggers On Tour:

May 3rd-  Joannas Bookshelf https://instagram.com/joannasbookshelf

May 4th- Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

May 5th- Dani Reads https://instagram.com/dani.reads.1225

May 5th- Reading Late Into The Night https://instagram.com/reading.late.into.the.night

May 5th- A Court Of spines n pages https://instagram.com/acourtofspinesnpages

May 8th- Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

May 10th- Just Another Mother With Books https://instagram.com/just_another_mother_with_books

May 12th- Bethany Buried In Books https://instagram.com/bethanyburiedinbooks

May 16th- Well Read Traveler https://instagram.com/wellreadtraveler

May 21st- Books And Beabulls https://instagram.com/books_and_beabulls

May 26th- Marilyn Goncalves https://instagram.com/marilynjgon

June 1st- Pat Fayo Reviews https://instagram.com/patfayoreviews

June 10th- Reecas Pieces Books https://instagram.com/reecaspiecesbooks 

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