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Camille Di Maio


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Camille is an award-winning real estate agent in San Antonio who, along with her husband of 18 years, home schools their four children. She has a bucket list that is never-ending, and uses her adventures to inspire her writing. She's lived in Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California, and spends enough time in Hawai'i to feel like a local. She's traveled to four continents (so far), and met Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II. She just about fainted when she had a chance to meet her musical idol, Paul McCartney, too. Camille studied political science in college, but found working on actual campaigns much more fun. She overdoses on goodies at farmers markets (justifying them by her support for local bakeries), and belts out Broadway tunes whenever the moment strikes. There's almost nothing she wouldn't try, so long as it does't involve heights, roller skates, or anything illegal.
 

Genres: Historical
 

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Everything We Keep (2016)
(Everything We Keep, book 1)
Kerry Lonsdale
"Wow—it's been a long time since I ignored all of my responsibilities and read a book straight through, but it couldn't be helped with Everything We Keep. I was intrigued from the start…So many questions, and Lonsdale answers them in the most intriguing and captivating way possible."
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The Saturday Evening Girls Club (2017)
Jane Healey
"A winner from author Healey - I look forward to reading more from her!"
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Daughters of the Night Sky (2018)
Aimie K Runyan
"Daughters of the Night Sky was everything I love about historical fiction. Runyan crafts the perfect balance between plot, characters, and setting, all while educating the reader in an unknown part of women’s history. At once compelling, tragic, and uplifting, this is one that I will not soon forget."
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When Never Comes (2018)
Barbara Davis
"When Never Comes is the story of a woman trapped in her own past, limited in all the ways she’s been hurt by others. But when love presents itself in new and unexpected ways, she has to face all the doors she’s closed…all the nevers she’s clung to. This is a story of love, hope, redemption, and rediscovering who you were meant to be, and it will resonate with readers who love a tale full of heart and soul."
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Bittersweet Brooklyn (2018)
Thelma Adams
"Bittersweet Brooklyn is gripping from page one. An intimate look at the dynamics of a broken family in gangster-riddled New York, it will have you rooting for protagonist and antagonist alike as wounds are open, healed, scarred, and exposed. With some of the finest dialogue I've ever come across, this is one I will not soon forget."
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The Summer Country (2019)
Lauren Willig
"Lauren Willig’s The Summer Country is a sumptuous read, evoking M.M. Kaye’s lush and sweeping tales of nineteenth century colonial life. I read The Summer Country slowly—doling out exquisite chapters one at a time—because there are too few books written today that harken back to that delicious way of storytelling that doesn’t rush things just to keep up with modern trends. I would count this one as a new classic and encourage every reader who cares about quality writing to quickly add this one to their list of to-be-favorites."
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The Whispers of War (2020)
Julia Kelly
"This book was refreshing in a sea of much WWII fiction. At its heart, it is the story of friendship. In this case, three women who became each other's family and whose devotion is tested in a world changing through war and new roles for women. Heartwarming and compelling, it lifts the reader to a place of beauty and joy even as the shadows of impending war threaten to shatter life as they know it. New love, family secrets, and national loyalties shape the friendships. Though WWII fiction is a regular genre of mine, I felt that The Whispers of War elevated the human story of it in ways that felt brand new. And - as I always love to learn through historical fiction - I was pleased (and horrified) to learn about the extensiveness of internments and the darkness that fear and propaganda can harbor. Kelly touched on themes that are found throughout history, giving it a human face."
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The Good Stranger (2020)
(Kate Bradley Mystery, book 3)
Dete Meserve
"There has never been a better time for a book like this…In her third book of the Kate Bradley series, Meserve expands her hallmark mission of putting goodness in the world, but adds a fresh take, and an even deeper one…Meserve’s take on the mystery genre is both uplifting and compelling and not to be missed."
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The Last Train to Key West (2020)
(Cuba Saga, book 3)
Chanel Cleeton
"Gripping, romantic, and packed with drama. Readers will be up late eager to find out what happens!"
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We Came Here to Shine (2020)
Susie Orman Schnall
"We Came Here to Shine is an exceptional work of historical fiction, illuminating the challenges of women in a world that wants to control them. There are conflicts and challenges at every turn, leaving the reader wondering how the characters can emerge from it all. Yet the skillful storytelling of Schnall succeeds at creating an ending that is both surprising and believable. Pick this one up if you enjoy books with friendship, love, struggle, triumph, and a bit of Hollywood in New York."
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Hadley and Grace (2021)
Suzanne Redfearn
"I always enjoy a book that is different from what else is out in the market. Hadley and Grace was just that kind—an exciting read where every chapter left me with a ‘What will happen next?’ feeling. Two women on the run, three kids in tow, but not all is as it seems. Filled with heart, suspense, adventure, and thrills, this is a story that would equally feel at home on a screen."
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A House Full of Windsor (2021)
Kristin Contino
"Written with lightheartedness and wit, A House Full of Windsor offers the reader something different from everything else out there. Pick this one up for a charming and touching weekend read!"

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