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Once Upon an Irish Summer Blog + Review Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Once Upon an Irish Summer by Wendy Wilson Spooner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Once Upon an Irish Summer by Wendy Wilson SpoonerTitle: Once Upon an Irish Summer
Author: Wendy Wilson Spooner
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: April 3, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Historical Romance

Two teenagers, two centuries, one city.

1817 Ireland – Allen Hamilton crosses the Atlantic alone to find a way to save his family from imminent financial and social ruin before it’s too late. Instead he is met with prejudice, sickness, and starvation.

2018 Fort Wayne, Indiana – A gifted young artist struggles with debilitating grief after a sudden death in her family. When she unearths Allen Hamilton’s noble rise from rags to riches in Antebellum America, their shared connection inspires her own healing and renewed inspiration.

Based on a 200-year-old letter collection, Once Upon an Irish Summer brings to life and weaves together this true story of romance, mystery, and hope.


Wendy Wilson Spooner

Wendy Wilson Spooner became a novelist after writing academically and for family history clients. Her love of history compels her to write the true stories she unearths during research, and she’s found that truth is indeed much more exciting and inspiring than fiction! She writes about family, faith, grief, art, and overcoming obstacles in life by coming to know who we truly are—children of God, and the descendants of remarkable people who paved the way for us—even if they really struggled. Wendy believes in learning from our ancestors, honoring them, and standing on their shoulders to become someone even better. When not writing, Wendy currently serves as Vice-Chair for Daughters of the American Revolution over the American Heritage Contest in Art and Sculpture. She also loves to hike, paint, travel and spend time with her favorite people—her family.

CONNECT WITH WENDY: Website | Facebook | Instagram



(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Once Upon an Irish Summer with a gorgeous Irish bookmark!

Once Upon an Irish Summer JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight April 28, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on May 5, 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 mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


Launch Page at JustRead

April 28
A Modern Day Fairy Tale
Angela Walker’s Reviews

April 29
By The Book

April 30
Adventurous Bookworm
The Becca Files
Reading Is My SuperPower

May 1
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic
Heidi Reads…

May 2
Beauty in the Binding
Hallie Reads

Faith, Erin, Jane, Emily, Becca, Abigail

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.



  1. Rebekah M

    This sounds so good! Adding to my TBR pile. I would love to travel to Ireland someday. *sigh*

  2. susiesellnergmailcom

    I haven’t read a book about Ireland or Irish history in a while, and I would love to read this one. Wendy Spooner is a new author to me. The cover looks extremely inviting!

  3. Diana Hardt

    Beautiful cover. I liked the blurb. It sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Bernice Kennedy

    I love the idea of finding the letter collection. I am very interested in reading this book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  5. Vivian Furbay

    i like the historical aspect of this story and how the past story helps her in the present.

  6. Kay Garrett

    “Once Upon an Irish Summer” by Wendy Wilson Spooner sounds like a wonderful book and one that I would really enjoy having the opportunity to read. I have now added it to my TBR list.

  7. Alicia Haney

    This sounds very intriguing and like a very good page turner! Thank you for sharing about it.

  8. Andrea Carroll

    Thank you for the chance to win a book with an amazing setting and beautiful cover.

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