On Tour 06/20/23-07/29/23 “Hotel Laguna” by Nicola Harrison

Release Date: June 20, 2023

About The Book:

In 1942, Hazel Francis left Wichita, Kansas for California, determined to do her part for the war effort. At Douglas Aircraft, she became one of many “Rosie the Riveters,” helping construct bombers for the U. S. military. But now the war is over, men have returned to their factory jobs, and women like Hazel have been dismissed, expected to return home to become wives and mothers.

Unwilling to be forced into a traditional woman’s role in the Midwest, Hazel remains on the west coast, and finds herself in the bohemian town of Laguna Beach. Desperate for work, she accepts a job as an assistant to famous artist Hanson Radcliff. Beloved by the locals for his contributions to the art scene and respected by the critics, Radcliff lives under the shadow of a decades old scandal that haunts him.

Working hard to stay on her cantankerous employer’s good side, Hazel becomes a valued member of the community. She never expected to fall in love with the rhythms of life in Laguna, nor did she expect to find a kindred spirit in Jimmy, the hotel bartender whose friendship promises something more. But Hazel still wants to work with airplanes—maybe even learn to fly one someday. Torn between pursuing her dream and the dream life she has been granted, she is unsure if giving herself over to Laguna is what her heart truly wants.

About The Author:

Nicola Harrison is the author of three historical fiction novels,  Montauk, The Show Girl, and  Hotel Laguna. Born and raised in England, she moved with her family to Southern California when she was 14. She is a graduate of UCLA and received her MFA from Stony Brook University. Prior to writing novels she worked as a fashion journalist in New York City, where she lived for 17 years. Now she resides in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband, two sons and a high-maintenance chihuahua named Lola.www.NicolaHarrison.com

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicolaharrisonauthor/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nicolaharrisonauthor

Twitter: @NicolaHAuthor

Book Blurbs: 

“You’ll feel like you’ve dipped your toes in the sand of Laguna Beach. The perfect book to slip you’re your beach bag.” —LAUREN WILLIG, New York Times bestselling author

“Harrison perfectly captures the breezy, sun-soaked landscape of Southern California in her latest, and approaches World War II fiction in an utterly unique way. A beautifully layered plot, this is one unforgettable read.”—FIONA DAVIS, New York Times bestselling author

“A pure delight!” —JAMIE BRENNER, bestselling author

“With rich period detail and skillful consideration of a postwar society in flux, Harrison spins a tale of love, identity, and the hidden secrets of the art world. Nicola Harrison has a gift for crafting leading ladies full of heart and moxie, and readers will fall in love with Hazel.” —ALLISON PATAKI, New York Times bestselling author

“Nicola Harrison has done it again with another wonderfully compelling and propulsive read. Full of lavish settings and complex characters, Hotel Laguna combines Harrison’s trademark passion for historical detail with a dash of mystery and romance.” —LYNDA COHEN LOIGMAN

“I devoured this tale of a young woman who finds herself in gorgeous Laguna Beach and gets caught up in a community of bohemians. Nicola Harrison has once again captured what it feels like to come of age in a magical place during a pivotal historical moment. I couldn’t put it down.” —CHRISTINA CLANCY

“Rich in history and filled with captivating and memorable characters, Hotel Laguna grabs the reader from the very first page.” —SUSIE ORMAN SCHNALL

“Make your reservation now and book it at Hotel Laguna—the fabulous new historical fiction novel by Nicola Harrison. Historical fiction lovers, this one’s for you.” —LISA BARR, New York Times bestselling author

“A quintessential coming-of-age tale, teeming with rich sensory detail and starring a lovable main character. Harrison’s readers will devour this one.” —SARAH PENNER, New York Times bestselling author

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