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Nellie Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Nellie by Amy Walsh, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book


Title: Nellie
Series: Apron Strings #2
Author: Amy Walsh
Publisher: Walsh Mountain Publishing
Release Date: February 15, 2024
Genre: Historical Romance

Finances are tight for the O’Dwyer family who live on a mountain outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1931. Life gets even harder when their beloved Dadaí must cease work as a coal miner to become a patient at the West Mountain Sanitarium.

Nellie is her preferred name, but family and friends have heard Mam shout “Fenella Aileen O’Dwyer!” all too often with the countless predicaments she got herself into throughout childhood. So, it’s not altogether surprising when Nellie impulsively accepts a job as an assistant cook at the Clarinda House in a case of mistaken identity — though she’s the last person her family would ask to prepare a meal.

Fortunately, along with determination, a talent for acting, and the gift of blarney, Nellie has Mrs. Campbell’s Cookery Book, a treasure she discovered at a Red Cross drought relief sale.

As her reluctant admiration for her employer grows, Nellie wishes she could be the sort of truthful woman of faith that Mr. Mason Peale esteems. If she confesses all, will she lose her job along with the friendships she’s formed at Clarinda House?

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About the Author

Amy Walsh

Amy Walsh writes historical and contemporary romance, mysteries, speculative fiction, and women’s fiction. She is a 5th-grade writing teacher in an urban public school. Amy and her husband, Patrick, have three children. Amy considers herself greatly blessed in the roles God has given her as an earthling, including aspiring wordsmith, teacher of youngsters, nature appreciator, tea aficionado, avid dessert fan, book fanatic, lover of family and friends, and Christ-follower.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a $50 Amazon gift card, print copies of Nellie and Voices in the Sanitorium, and some historical memorabilia from the West Mountain Sanitarium!

Nellie JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 12, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 19, 2024. Winners 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.

Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.

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Tour Schedule

Nellie Blog Tour

Launch Page at JustRead

February 12
By The Book
Reading Is My SuperPower
Happily Managing a Household of Boys

February 13
Only By Grace Reviews
Library Lady’s Kid Lit

February 14
At Home: where life happens
Britt Reads Fiction
Beauty in the Binding

February 15
I’m Into Books

February 16
Elly Gilbert
Heidi Reads…
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic

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  1. Anne

    Nellie sounds captivating, delightful and unforgettable. The era and the story sound like a real treasure to enjoy and cherish.

  2. Cindy Merrill

    One of my uncles died of tuberculosis when I was seven years old; this was more than fifty years ago. His life was cut short and at age 62, I am already three years older than he was when he passed away. The books may give me some insight into this topic.

  3. Lana Burton

    I love how Nellie mistakenly got her job and used her thrift sale cookbook to try to keep up. Your book sounds super, Amy! Can’t wait to read it!

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