For Book Clubs: The Winemakers: A Novel of Wine and Secrets. Image of a vineyard on a Tuscan hilltop.

LAUNCH DAY for The Winemakers Novel!

At last, it’s launch day! The Winemakers novel is finally out of the starting gate. I’m feeling the same rush of adrenaline as I do at the horse races when I have a big $2 bet on the winner (though I’m not much of a gambler, I do get excited!). Here are some great early reviews just posted…

Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran excerpt

YouTube Book Review: Scent of Triumph

Just had to share this amazing YouTube book review for Scent of Triumph from Jenni King, YouTube book reviewer extraordinaire!    Here’s a list of ebook retailers for kindle, nook, ibooks, kobo, googleplay, etc. Share it on and happy reading! And if you’re read Scent of Triumph, the writer in me is always curious, what were your favorite…

Books About Paris: I’ll See You in Paris

For those of you who love books about Paris and historical fiction, here’s a must-read for your to-be-read list: I’ll See You in Paris: A Novel. This excellent book is from Michelle Gable, a fellow San Diegan and St. Martin’s Press author that I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know. We connected over our historical novels…

SCENT OF TRIUMPH by Jan Moran Book Cover

Scent of Triumph Debut and Vintage Perfumes

  SCENT OF TRIUMPH is a novel about a French perfumer during World War II, a saga that’s been called “heartbreaking, evocative, and inspiring,” by Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Empress. If you loved The Nightingale from Kristin Hannah, or Danielle Steel’s World War II sagas, then you’ll probably enjoy Scent of Triumph, which…

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: Book Review

I’ve been a fan of Kristin Hannah’s contemporary work for a long time, so when the buzz began that her latest book, The Nightingale, would be a historical novel set in World War II, I waited with great anticipation. Books set in Paris? World War II fiction?  Books by Kristin Hannah? That’s a recipe for a…