30 September 2020

Palmer Girl | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


When insurance tycoon, Cornelius Nordeman, is recruited to work for the Exposition Corporation, the New Yorker brings his family to live at the Palmer House Hotel, far away from any reminders of a recent tragedy. He’s hopeful this move will offer respite from his family’s grief.

Elizabeth Nordeman, his daughter, has something to prove, which leads her to seek work as a florist at Marshall Field’s, Chicago’s finest department store.

John Lewis knows something is different and intriguing about the new florist he hired. When his boss, Marshall Field, informs him that Elizabeth is the Nordeman heiress, his job suddenly becomes more complicated–especially when he finds himself falling for her.

On the eve of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago prepares to prove that it’s a first-class city, and the brightest minds from around the country will plan the most spectacular fair the world has seen.

The World’s Fair will bring change and innovation into a society bound tightly by class and tradition. Elizabeth’s heart longs to push against those boundaries, so what’s holding her back?

Release Date: September 29, 2020


“Who is Mr. Lewis?” asked Sissy.

“He’s in charge of visual merchandising, though I’m not even sure what that means.” She pulled on her gloves.

“It means, he’s probably the person who created this beautiful display right there.”

Elizabeth studied the scene in front of her. The dressmaker dummy in the window wore a sapphire silk evening gown by Worth. Thousands of delicate crystals hung from the ceiling, creating an effect of stars. Elizabeth could envision herself in the dress, dancing in a beautiful ballroom. Whoever designed this breathtaking window was an artist.

Mr. Lewis had given her a job, and for that, she was grateful. One thing she couldn’t deny—the man was good at his job—if these were, indeed, his window displays. They were the talk of the town. People were always milling about the sidewalk outside the store and admiring the stunning displays.


Dawn Klinge is a Pacific Northwest native who loves a rainy day, a hot cup of coffee, and a good book to get lost in. This wife and mom to two young adults is often inspired by true personal and historical accounts. Dawn is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association. Sorrento Girl is her debut novel, the first in the Historic Hotels Collection.


(1) winner will receive a copy of Palmer Girl and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight September 30, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on October 7, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Sounds like a great book!

  2. This is definitely going on my TBR list!!

  3. Anonymous30/9/20 14:45

    Thank you for sharing! - JustRead Tours

  4. Anonymous30/9/20 16:13

    i love the cover. it is lovely.

  5. I really liked the description of the book. Would really enjoy reading.

  6. I can't wait to read! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  7. It's been great getting to discover your book and share with the readers in my family. Thank you and thanks for the giveaway. 

  8. I enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for sharing

  9. Great excerpt! Can’t wait to read this!

  10. This series sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  11. I enjoy historical fiction and this sounds like a really good read. And it's set in Chicago!

  12. A new author to me and also a book that looks like a very interesting read.