About Painting Juliana• Hardcover: 362 pages
• Publisher: Goldminds Publishing, LLC (May 20, 2014)
A young girl’s terrifying nightmare, five mysterious oil paintings and a red, flaming firebird all carry the same message:
Stand still, look up and let the funnel cloud suck you up inside.
It’s the last thing Juliana Birdsong wants to hear. Now a woman who’s losing everything, she’s still running from the dream, and it’s catching up fast. When her Alzheimer’s-stricken father’s canvases come to life exposing secrets, heartbreak and yearnings that mirror her own, Juliana discovers that some memories can be a blessing to forget.
Hit with devastating loss and betrayals, her old life stripped away, Juliana has no choice but to call on the person who’s never helped her before. Steering the chrome handlebars of a vintage motorcycle down a long, tapering highway, she must face her defining moment. It’s the only way she’ll gain the strength and courage to begin painting Juliana.
Engaging and funny, heart-rending and profound. Painting Juliana is superb. -Joe Holley, Columnist, Houston Chronicle
Hunter is a first-rate writer with a lot to say in a voice that is new, vivid and exceptional. -Cindy Bonner – Author of Lily and Right from Wrong
My Thoughts:I enjoyed "Painting Juliana." Author Martha Louise Hunter has developed characters that intrigue the reader and makes them want to know more about them and the life they lead. The premise of the story is fascinating and the overall effect is a mesmerizing story that keeps the reader on the edge of their seats to the very last paragraph.
I look forward to reading more from Martha Louise Hunter.
About Martha Louise HunterMartha Louise Hunter has an English degree from the University of Texas. After writing magazine features, working in politics and owning homebuilding and interior design companies, she now has an estate jewelry collection, www.marthasjewelrycase.com. With four children between them, she and her husband, David live in Austin, Texas. This is her first novel.
Painting Juliana was awarded finalist in the Writers League of Texas Mainstream Fiction Contest.
For more information, please visit: www.marthalouisehunter.com.
You can also keep up with her at her blog, www.beingmarthalouisehunter.com.
Martha’s Tour StopsThursday, June 5th: cupcake’s book cupboard
Monday, June 9th: Mom in Love With Fiction
Tuesday, June 10th: Wall-to-Wall Books - author Q&A
Wednesday, June 11th: Dwell in Possibility
Tuesday, June 17th: Bibliotica
Wednesday, June 18th: Peppermint PhD
Thursday, June 19th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Monday, June 23rd: Karen’s Korner
Tuesday, June 24th: The Ludic Reader
Wednesday, June 25th: Sammy the Bookworm
Thursday, June 26th: Books in the Burbs
TBD: Broken Teepee
TBD: A Bookish Affair
TBD: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this blog tour and to the author for providing the review copy of the book. I was not compensated for my opinion.