Spotlight Monday? New Author

Hey, Nerdy Peeps!  I know I am a day late with my Spotlight Sunday post, so I am bringing it to you on Monday!

How I came across this new author!

I received an email in late July for an author interview. It was an author I have never heard of, but I am so glad I was contacted! Her debut novel Tobacco Sun is absolutely amazing!  Lorna Hollifield draws you into the suspense set in Tobaccoville, North Carolina and you can’t  get out of it! Every page pulls you deeper into the story and I couldn’t wait to read what was going to happen next.

I went into this book not really wanting to know too much about it because I wanted to get a feel for Lorna’s writing style and how her voice comes out in her book. Let me tell you she has you hooked from the very beginning! I couldn’t put this book down and it was a great weekend read. Plus, I am still recovering from the rollover accident, so I spend a lot of time reading.

Spotlight Monday New Author

Book Blurb:

The year is 1947. The war is over, Jackie Robinson has just integrated baseball, and Frank Sinatra breezes in over the fuzzy airwaves. A sense of relief is finally sweeping the nation…everywhere except Tobaccoville, North Carolina.

Beyond the rural fields that are pregnant with decades of secrets, a mysterious Hollywood pin-up is jailed for murder while her facially birthmarked half-sister may hold the answers as to why.

The two girls, estranged for years, share a haunting past, a shell-shocked love interest, and maybe even a cruel destiny. Through mountains of lies, the truth that inevitably comes pouring out of the tobacco leaves will come to light. Will this light reveal the path to the siblings’ foreordained destruction, or their long-awaited deliverance? Will they realize they each hold the power to set the other free before it’s too late?
A story of heritage, hurt, and somehow, hope; Tobacco Sun keeps you on the edge of your seat while you find yourself rooting for redemption.

Finding Lorna

Lorna Hollifield’s Personal Site



Coming Soon?

I definitely have my interview with Lorna coming soon, and also my review of Tobacco Sun! August has become a busy month for me so far, but I have so many great things coming up!

Just bear with me as I get everything organized and get back to feeling 100%.

Let me know if you pick up Tobacco Sun! I’d love to hear your thoughts! 


  1. Kyle August 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I don’t read much fiction, but I must say your blurb really held my attention.

    1. NerdyBookLife August 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      It’s a great book! Lorna does a great job of keeping your attention!

  2. Lalie August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Seems like a book I have to read!

    1. NerdyBookLife August 14, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      It’s really good!

  3. Zoey August 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Awesome post! I love your writing, Jessie! Let me know if you ever feel like doing a guest post 💗

    1. NerdyBookLife August 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      I definitely Will! Thanks!

  4. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... August 19, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Sounds like a good book, I haven’t heard of this author so looking forward to finding out more!

    1. NerdyBookLife August 19, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Her book was amazing! I have lots coming for this author!

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