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Author April Smith

on Tour

May 4-13, 2014


A Star For Mrs. Blake

[historical fiction]

 Release date: January 14, 2014
at Knopf

ISBN-13: 978-0307958846

 Hardcover, 352 pages


In 1929, The U.S. Congress passed legislation that would provide funding for the mothers of fallen WWI soldiers to visit the graves of their sons in France. Over the course of three years, 6,693 Gold Star Mothers made this trip.  Smith imagines the story of five of these women, strangers who could not be more different from each other. One of them is Cora Blake, a librarian and single mother from coastal Maine. Journeying to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, the lives of these women are inextricably intertwined as shocking events – death, scandal, and secrets – are unearthed. And Cora’s own life takes an unexpected turn when she meets an American, “tin nose,” journalist, whose war wounds confine him to a metal mask.  [provided by the author]


April Smith

April Smith is the author of the FBI Special Agent Ana Grey mystery series,
starting with North of Montana.
She is also an Emmy-nominated writer and producer of dramatic series and movies for television.
She lives in Santa Monica with her husband.

Visit her website.
Get in touch with her on Facebook and Twitter



Sunday, May 4
Review at The Avid Reader – rescheduled, see below

Monday, May 5
Spotlight + at Simplistic Reviews

Tuesday, May 6
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at I Am, Indeed

Wednesday, May 7
Review + at Making My Mark

Thursday, May 8
Review at Words And Peace
Review at Just Reviews

Friday, May 9
Review + at Book Nerd

Saturday, May 10
Review + at The Fictional 100
Spotlight at Queen of All She Reads

Sunday, May 11
Review + Guest-Post at Historical Tapestry
Review at Books Are Cool

Monday, May 12
Review at Turning The Pages

Tuesday, May 13
Review at
Review at The Most Happy Reader
Review at Historical Tapestry
Review at The Avid Reader
Spotlight at Literary Chanteuse