24 September 2022

Healing Hazel | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


Hazel Thornton has one great ambition: to help the sick and wounded as a nurse. But that dream can never become a reality. After a devastating childhood trauma, she has spent her life battling fits of panic that make it impossible to finish her studies. Everything changes, however, when a trip to Spain takes a perilous turn that derails her plans to visit her father for Christmas and immediately plunges her into the dangers of a brutal war.

With single-minded focus, she springs into action to help her fellow travelers. To ensure their continued care, she begins work at a Spanish hospital alongside Dr. Jim Jackson, a man whose only emotion seems to be wariness of his new assistant. Armed with gifts of support from each of her dearest friends, a group that dubs themselves the Blue Orchid Society, Hazel embarks on a journey of hope and healing to battle the demons of her past with the help of the doctor who has captured her heart.

Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: September 8, 2022



As soon as they came near the tree line, people rushed toward them or cried out, each competing for the doctors’ attention. The orderlies and nurses settled the crowd, and Dr. Laurent reassured the patients in a loud voice that they’d all be tended to, but Jim gave little notice. His entire attention was directed at the young uniformed soldier lying on the ground. The scene around them faded. Jim stood again on the Gettysburg battlefield with the smell of cannon smoke still thick in the air. Dying horses screamed. Around him soldiers moaned and called out in pain. Most were unnaturally still. Many were his friends. But there was only one he searched for. And when he at last found him, it was too late. “The bleeding’s stopped, but he still hasn’t woken.” The young woman’s voice pulled Jim from his memory.


Jennifer Moore lives with one husband and four sons who produce heaps of laundry and laughter. She earned a BA from the University of Utah in Linguistics, which she uses mostly for Jeopardy. A reader of history and romance, she loves traveling, tall ships, scented candles, and watching cake decorating videos. When she’s not driving carpool, writing, or helping with homework, she’ll usually be found playing tennis.

Connect with Jennifer by visiting authorjmoore.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Healing Hazel, bookmark, blue orchid pin, themed stickers, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 20, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 27, 2022. 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. Gift card open internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Sounds good, I like the cover.

  2. This book sounds amazing.

  3. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and Healing Hazel sounds like a must read for me!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have an awesome weekend!

  4. Sounds like a book I would enjoy.

  5. thanks so much for being on the tour!

  6. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, Healing Hazel sounds like a wonderful story, a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details

  7. This sounds like a very good read.