Friday, May 28, 2021

Excerpt Tour and Giveaway: Yes--These Are Your Grandma's Romances: A Romance Anthology From the Fifties by Nancy Fraser

Welcome to my stop on the excerpt tour for Yes-These Are Your Grandma's Romances: A Romance Anthology From the Fifties by Nancy Fraser. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an exclusive excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more exclusive excerpts and contents. Enjoy!
Title: Yes--These Are Your Grandma's Romances: A Romance Anthology From the Fifties
Author: Nancy Fraser
Publication Date: May 17th 2021
Print Length: 333 pages
Genre: Vintage Historical Romance
Ah ... the Fifties!

A time of innocence, and the not so innocent. From “I Love Lucy” and “Willy” to “Private Secretary”, “Father Knows Best” and “Bachelor Father”, television and music from the fifties gave us inspiration. Come take a trip down memory lane with these five vintage reads!

Get your romance on, and make grandma proud!

Ed Loves Marnie ~ 1955 - Can this handsome military man convince the single mother to take another chance at love? Or, will their shared memory put a wall between them?

Willa Thomas, Attorney-in-Love ~ 1956 - Will these co-workers be able to tow the company line and forego a chance at love? Or, will they risk everything for love?

Professor Knows Best ~ 1957 - Will this freaky trip back in time to 1957 give her the answers she seeks? Or, only more confusion? How difficult will she find it to navigate being best friends with the college-age version of her own mother?

His Private Secretary ~ 1958 - Can she run interference between her handsome boss, his needy family, and the scores of women trying to bed him and wed him and still remain unaffected by his many charms?

The Bachelor Father ~ 1959 - Will Nanny #5 be the one to finally ace the job, and coax him out of his shell and back into life? And, will a family vacation to Paris fulfill their wildest dreams?

**The eBook is on sale for only $0.99 during this tour.**

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From: His Private Secretary ~ 1958

Eleanor glanced up from the paperwork covering her desk and met Jess Norton’s gaze as he walked past her on his way to his desk. She hated having to tell him neither project manager was available to make the trip to Grand Cayman. Still, she had a number of suitable replacements lined up.

“Good morning,” she said, following him into the office.

“Good morning, Miss Martin,” he responded. “Calls, so far?”

“Your mother, your brother, and a Kathryn Williams. The messages are on your desk.”

“Did Steven say what he wanted?” Jess asked.

Eleanor spared a moment’s thought for her brief conversation with Steven Norton. Always the flirt, Jess’ younger brother had a knack for getting himself into unusual situations.

“He wants to meet you for lunch,” she confirmed.

“Do I have the time?” he asked.

“I can probably squeeze him into your calendar at one,” she said. “The time will depend on a couple of things, though.”

“What couple of things?”

“Well, first of all, neither Bob nor Cliff is willing to cut their vacation short. I’ve made a list of five viable replacements from the draftsmen and project assistants who should be able to fill in. You’ll need to speak to them, of course, before you make your decision. If you’re done early, you’ll have time for a quick sandwich.”

“Interviews won’t be necessary,” he told her simply.

“They won’t?”

“No. I’ll take whichever one of them put the MacKenzie project file together yesterday. It was undeniably the most succinct work I’ve seen in ages, especially if you consider how quickly it was done.”

Eleanor suddenly found herself at a loss for words, uncertain of how to tell her boss she was the one who’d assembled the file. She drew a deep breath and explained, “Actually, it wasn’t done by one of the project assistants. However, I’m sure any of the five candidates would be a better choice to make the trip.”

Jess picked up the file in question and thumbed through, opening the folder to the last section. “This is quality work. I’d like to personally thank the employee responsible.”

Reluctantly, Eleanor took a step closer to Jess’ desk. “You’re welcome.”

He looked up from the file and met her gaze. “You did this?”

“It wasn’t difficult, really.”

He paused for a moment, as if searching for something to say, then nodded.

“Make a luncheon appointment for Steven and me at the Old Woodward Deli for one o’clock.” Just when she thought he wouldn’t comment further on the file, he added, “Then, book a second airline seat for yourself on the flight to Grand Cayman.”

“Me? But—”

Jess quickly interrupted any excuse she might have given. “If anyone can help me pull this all together on such short notice, Miss Martin, it’s you. Book the flights and accommodations and advise Mack MacKenzie of our arrival date.”

“What about the office?” she asked, “Who’s going to run things here?” As an excuse it wasn’t much, but all she had at the moment.

“As I see it, if I’m not here, you don’t need to be here. Paula can handle any emergencies and the receptionist can take your messages.”

“When do you want to leave?” she asked.

“Day after tomorrow, preferably. Or, as soon as you can rearrange my schedule.”

“Day after tomorrow is Saturday.”

“You’ve never minded working weekends before,” he pointed out. “Plus, we can get a head start on the next week and be home before you know it.”

Eleanor left her boss’ office in a daze. He’d been right when he’d said she never minded working weekends; she’d just not expected the weekend to be on Grand Cayman Island.

Mentally she began a list of everything she’d need to get done, starting with flights, hotel and a rental car; followed by what she’d need to pack. In the back of her mind, something told her this was not going to work out well.

However, short of breaking a leg, she didn’t see a way out of making the trip.
NANCY FRASER—Jumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.

Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.

Nancy has published over forty books in full-length, novella, and short format. When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

Nancy Fraser will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!
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  1. Looks like a fun book.
    Thanks for the contest.

  2. Thank you for hosting this stop on the last day of my fun tour. I look forward to checking back later for comments.

  3. Love the cover..a time period that I really relate to.. Thank you...

  4. This looks like wonderful reading for summer days!

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  5. very nice cover, congrats on the release

  6. What a great read with an amazing cover!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

  7. All of these stories look fabulous! Can't wait to find a moment to read them! Thanks for sharing it!

  8. sounds like a fun one

  9. I love this idea and this time period.

  10. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

  11. I have never read any of my grandma's romances , do you have any books in a series?

  12. Congratulations on the book release. Sounds like a great story.

  13. Fantastic premise. We're all ready for a fresh take on romance.

  14. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  15. Happy Friday! I've really enjoyed following the tour and reading all of the great posts along the way!

  16. These stories sound really fun to read and I love the book cover and title.

  17. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  18. David HollingsworthMay 28, 2021 at 9:52 PM

    Sounds like a solid must read.