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SPOTLIGHT: The Girl from Oto


I swear it was made for reading. I finally got to read a book I'd ordered back in January--Ken Follett's The Evening and the Morning, which he wrote as a prequel to Pillars of the Earth. I was an utter book-junkie for a solid week, and finished it in record time, too. It's a book to savor, and I'll be blogging a review on it soon.

I tend to write down the titles and authors of books I've read over the past year, so that I'm able to review the ones I like best on Amazon, GoodReads, and BookBub. Believe me when I say that reviews help to MAKE an author. Leaving a "rating" is great, but reviews are solid GOLD.

This week, I have a solid gold author to share with you, along with her book. Amy Maroney is a superb writer and I'm honored to call her a friend. This past year, we added one another to our advance reader/beta list--authors who read one another's books prior to their actual launch dates so that we're able to post reviews on the launch day and offer up comments and suggestions when needed.

I have read Amy's Girl from Oto, and it's a thrilling book--the first in her Miramonde series. For anyone with a taste for historical fiction and art-history--you're in for a TREAT! So scroll on down and take a look The Girl from Oto. You won't be disappointed.

All About the Book

A Renaissance-era woman artist and an American scholar. Linked by a 500-year-old mystery…

The secrets of the past are irresistible—and treacherous.

1500: Born during a time wracked by war and plague, Renaissance-era artist Mira grows up in a Pyrenees convent believing she is an orphan. When tragedy strikes, Mira learns the devastating truth about her own origins. But does she have the strength to face those who would destroy her?

2015: Centuries later, art scholar Zari unearths traces of a mysterious young woman named Mira in two 16th-century portraits. Obsessed, Zari tracks Mira through the great cities of Europe to the pilgrim’s route of Camino de Santiago—and is stunned by what she finds. Will her discovery be enough to bring Mira’s story to life?

A powerful story and an intriguing mystery, The Girl from Oto is an unforgettable novel of obsession, passion, and human resilience.

All About Amy Maroney

Amy Maroney lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family, and spent many years as a writer and editor of nonfiction before turning her hand to historical fiction. When she's not diving down research rabbit holes, she enjoys hiking, dancing, traveling, and reading. Amy is the author of the Miramonde Series, a trilogy about a Renaissance-era female artist and the modern-day scholar on her trail. Amy's new series, Sea and Stone Chronicles, features ordinary people seeking their fortunes under the rule of the medieval Knights Hospitaller in Rhodes, Greece. To receive a free prequel novella to the Miramonde Series, join Amy Maroney’s readers' group at

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Thanks so much for this lovely post, Brook! 😘 Amy

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