“Daughter of Ishmael” Review

Growing up around prophets and prophecies, Hannah and her sisters are excited to be betrothed to sons of Lehi and to journey to the promised land. But now with her people dividing, Hannah must choose between her faith and her family. Should she follow Nephi again, or stay with her husband, Lemuel, and her son in sin and misery? This compelling novel tells the familiar scripture story from an illuminating new perspective.

Diane Tolley is the author of Daughter of Ishmael and she has done a fantastic job with this story! It could have been predictable because we all know the story, but instead the story stays interesting and has twists you wouldn’t expect for her characters.

To Suit a Suitor Reviews

“This was a quick, fun read! Julia is an easy character to like. Her mother is overbearing and her sister is flighty. Julia is kind and seriously confused as to why men keep dumping her–she doesn’t try to make that happen, but does find that she’s not sad when it does. Henry is also easy to like. I loved how their relationship developed, starting with their first humorous meeting.”

For the full review follow this link! http://melsshelves.blogspot.com/2016/11/blog-tourreview-to-suit-suitor-by-paula.html

“Review—4.5 Stars. This was an excellent regency romance that kept me smiling and laughing throughout. Fans of romantic comedies and the regency genre will love this book, from Lord Montague’s deal to the attempts of horseback riding to the slew of misunderstandings. Chemistry is apparent right from the moment Henry witnesses Julia’s fly-catching attempts. Even those who aren’t a fan of regency romances will still find this an enjoyable read.”

For the full review follow this link! https://writingwormblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/book-review-to-suit-a-suitor-by-paula-kremser/

“I enjoyed Paula’s first book, so I was wondering if thrilled to have the chance to review this book! I loved getting to know Julia, who is such a fun, spunky character. This book is a fun trip to Regency England. It’s the perfect story to pick up on a cold day!”

For the full review follow this link! http://amandanicolle.blogspot.com/2016/11/to-suit-suitor.html

“So many great books out there–and this is definitely one of them!
Flirting, courting, secret meetings, broken engagements– it’s all in this delightful tale of romance with its ups and downs of being in love. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Lots of fun scenes in this book! You heart and mind will enjoy every page! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE!”

For the full review follow this link! http://ilovetoreadandreviewbooks.blogspot.com/2016/11/to-suit-suitor.html

Book Clubs

I have had the lovely opportunity to attend two book clubs that read and discussed ‘Sophia’ this month and I loved it! I’ve had a few people mention to me that their book club will be reading my book in the coming months and I’m excited to participate in more book clubs, even if it’s on Skype. 🙂 I am so grateful to my friends and family for supporting me with book clubs, positive feedback, and looking out for ‘Sophia’ in libraries and bookstores. Thanks everyone!!!

Here is a pic from last night’s book club: Thank you Lora, Janae, Emily, Wendy, Rachel, and Margot (the photographer), not a word of harsh criticism from any of you!wp_20141114_22_22_16_pro

Where to get your copy

My book’s release date is October 14th, but everyone who pre-ordered on Amazon seems to be receiving them now, which is so exciting! I’ve had several fun messages from people as they’ve opened up their packages and found my book inside. This is my sister Laura opening her package from Amazon.

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As one of the October releases for Cedar Fort (the publisher), my book is featured on their blog this month. You can check out that blog at http://blog.cedarfort.com/october-fiction-outstanding/. They will include some excerpts from the book to help promote it.

I asked my publisher which stores would be carrying my book (I’d love to stop by somewhere and see it on the shelf) and they sent me this long list of stores below! So now you know where you can get your own copy of Sophia, (if you don’t already have one).

Ingram (national distributor)

Baker & Taylor (national distributor)

American Wholesale Book Co. (national distributor)

The Brass Plates (Spoken Valley, Washington)

Cardston Book Shop (Babb, Montana)

Book Barn (Show Low, Arizona)

Lehi’s Tree Books & More (Modesto, California)

Wholesome Books (Heber City, Utah)

Far West Books (Fresno, California)

Gale’s Office Supply & Book (Vernal, Utah)

Service Drug (Delta, Utah)

Boyd’s LDS Books (Orlando, Florida)

Farmington LDS Books (Farmington, New Mexico)

Cover to Cover Books (Roseville, California)

Cover to Cover Books (Reno, Nevada)

BYU Bookstore (Provo, Utah)

Beehive Books & More (Edgewood, Washington)

Nephi’s Books (Columbia, South Carolina)

Far West Books & Gifts (Kennewick, Washington)

Beehive Books (Bakersfield, California)

Deseret Book (central warehouse)

Amazon.com

Hastings (Afton, Wyoming)

Family and Friends

I missed lots of things from America while we were in England for two years. Red Vines, Candy Corn, Swedish Fish, Marshmallows (really healthy stuff, obviously), but I missed my friends and family more than anything!

My daughter and I recently got to spend a wonderful ‘Girls’ Day’ with my sisters, sisters-in-law, and nieces.sisters

It’s been 13 years since we have lived by family…we’ve missed a lot of ‘Girls’ days.’  We’ve also missed hanging out with brothers, brothers-in-law and nephews, we’ll probably include them once in a while too. 😉

And of course I’ve missed friends! I’ve made so many wonderful friends in every place I’ve ever lived, these girls were the first:AllSix

Every time I have moved I have had to say goodbye to amazing friends that I still miss and love, I hope there are many more get-togethers to come with every friend I’ve made along the way, (you come visit me or I’ll come visit you…) plus all the relatives that I haven’t seen in forever!

Author Photo Outtakes

When my publisher asked me to submit a photo of myself for the back flap of the book, I straightened my hair, put on my make-up and headed with the family to Basildon Park near Reading for a lovely, scenic background. Some of the pictures turned out ok, but when I sent one in, I was told it wasn’t high enough resolution. So we borrowed a nicer camera, but we didn’t have time that week for scenic background. I made my husband take my picture in the back yard, but he was in a hurry that day, and rushed me out there before I could finish my hair 🙁 So naturally I was quite grumpy, and in some of the pictures it really shows… I thought it would be fun to include some of the outtakes from my two attempts at getting my author photo.

IMG_0246  A ‘lovely, scenic’ background: The Loos

 IMG_0265  What are my kids doing?!

  IMG_0290 “Stop Blinking!”

IMG_2746 “I AM smiling, take the picture.”

IMG_2742 “Any better?”

IMG_2745 What most of the shots really looked like…

A Historical Romance!

sophia-paula-kremser-978-1-4621-1482-5Welcome to the official website of author Paula Kremser and the novel Sophia.

Sophia receives an unexpected inheritance and travels to London, but an unintentional nap on a gentleman’s sofa forces her into an engagement. Personalities collide and love blooms in this stunning debut novel!

Coming OCTOBER 2014! Find out more…