Book Review – “Mona Lisa: The Carlingford Chronicles, Part I”

A great review of Mona Lisa by John Mark Miller.

The Artistic Christian

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I really don’t consider myself to be a huge fan of romance novels, so when I was first approached about writing this review I’ll admit I had my hesitations. But in the end I rolled the literary dice and took a chance on this Christian novel, and I’m glad I did.

Mona Lisa, by Whitney L. Schwartz, is a truly heartwarming story of love and second chances, set against the charming backdrop of Old Ireland. As you encounter the first few pages you may feel slightly bogged down by the old Irish jargon, but once the colorful characters and their fiery Irish spirit steal your heart you’ll be grateful for the wit and subtle sarcasm of their daily banter.

The story introduces readers to Mona Lisa McLeod, a spunky Irish beauty who turns the head of nearly every man in town with her quick wit and hot temper…

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New Release!

mona lisa amazon twit picMy #Christian #romance novella has just been released and is now available for sale on Amazon.

Mona Lisa: Carlingford Chronicles Book 1

A feud. A freak accident. A forbidden love.

The sparks are going to fly.

Mona Lisa McLeod and Brogan Shay live on opposite sides of a hundred year feud. The sides are clearly defined and Mona and Brogan are content to leave it that way.

Whenever they meet, the sparks fly between them like a striker on flint. They’re constantly butting heads. However, chance seems determined to throw them together. They’ve always gone together like matches and dynamite yet romance brews between them as they are forced to remain in each other’s presence through an intense situation. Before they know it, they’ve fallen in love and they cross the line into a secret romance, but will it survive? Will the feud between their families kill their love? Or will outside forces kill them?

Set in 1800, Carlingford, Ireland, this novella brings a tale interwoven with faith, drama, humor, and passionate romance.

Fall in love with Mona and Brogan’s story set against the vibrant culture and countryside of historical Ireland.

 

Order Mona Lisa now: http://www.amazon.com/Mona-Lisa-Carlingford-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00OH1V65Q/

 

Character Spotlight: Mona

mona lisa mona portrait 2The release date of my novella Mona Lisa is one month away! Can you believe it? In honor of the occasion here’s a sneak peek into the life of my heroine Mona.

 

Mona Lisa McLeod (Mah-cloud) is twenty years old. She was born on the eighth of March, 1780 and grew up in the small seaside town of Carlingford on the Northeastern coast of Ireland.

Mona’s father Declan died from tuberculosis when she was only nine and her mother passed away from pneumonia six years later. This left Mona to Continue reading “Character Spotlight: Mona”

#MonaLisaLove Campaign Update

campaign pic 2Hey, everyone, happy Sunday!

Here’s an update on my Thunderclap campaign for my upcoming Christian romance novella Mona Lisa.

So far I’m 12% supported with about 36 days left.

Please help me raise awareness about Mona Lisa by supporting my Thunderclap campaign. It’s quick and completely free. Just choose one or more of the available support options through Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr and click “Add My Support”. If my campaign reaches it’s goal of 100 supporters by the deadline, the message will be shared on the release date of my book, December 1st. Here is the link: http://thndr.it/1zamMcs Feel free to share with your friends and help me spread the #MonaLisaLove.

Thanks so much for your support.

God bless.

(Psst. Wanna know more about Mona Lisa? Check out the book trailer below.)

#MonaLisaLove Campaign Update

campaign pic 1Hello, dear followers, happy Monday!

Here’s an update on my Thunderclap campaign for my upcoming Christian romance novella Mona Lisa.

So far I’m only 11% supported with about 42 days left.

Please help me raise awareness about Mona Lisa by supporting my Thunderclap campaign. It’s quick and completely free. Just choose one or more of the available support options through Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr and click “Add My Support”. If my campaign reaches it’s goal of 100 supporters by the deadline, the message will be shared on the release date of my book, December 1st. Here is the link: http://thndr.it/1zamMcs Feel free to share with your friends and help me spread the #MonaLisaLove.

Thanks so much for your support.

God bless.

(Psst. Wanna know more about Mona Lisa? Check out the book trailer below.)

Spread the #MonaLisaLove & Help Me Raise Awareness About my New Book

Dear friends, please help me raise awareness about my new book by supporting my Thunderclap campaign. It’s quick and completely free. Just choose one or more of the available support options through Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr and click “Add My Support”. If my campaign reaches it’s goal, the message will be shared on the release date of my book, December 1st. Here is the link: http://thndr.it/1zamMcs Feel free to share with your friends and spread the #MonaLisaLove. cs mona lisa front cover 5
Thanks so much for your support.

God bless,

Whitney L. Schwartz