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Hazel Gaynor

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Hazel Gaynor is an award-winning, New York Times, USA Today, Globe and Mail, Irish Times and national bestselling author. Her debut novel, The Girl Who Came Home, won the 2015 Romantic Novelists’ Association Historical Novel of the Year award, The Girl from The Savoy was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year, and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter was shortlisted for the 2019 Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown Award.

Hazel’s most recent novel, When We Were Young & Brave/The Bird in the Bamboo Cage was a national bestseller in the USA, and an Irish Times bestseller, and was shortlisted for the 2020 Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Novel of the Year.

Hazel’s co-written novels with Heather Webb have
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Hazel Gaynor Hi Frances! Thank you so much for reading A Memory of Violets, and for your question. Yes, the 'Memoirs of Albert Shaw' are fictional. I wanted to giv…moreHi Frances! Thank you so much for reading A Memory of Violets, and for your question. Yes, the 'Memoirs of Albert Shaw' are fictional. I wanted to give him a chance to share an insight into his experience with the flower girls in his own voice, and also allow the reader to consider things from his point of view. Florrie and Rosie are products of my imagination, although inspired by many accounts of children living and working on the streets of London, and especially an account of two orphaned sisters that I read about during my research. Hope that helps! Best wishes, Hazel.(less)
Hazel Gaynor Hi Jackie - great question! I am very lucky to have the support of family and friends who keep my feet on the ground! It has been a real whirlwind of …moreHi Jackie - great question! I am very lucky to have the support of family and friends who keep my feet on the ground! It has been a real whirlwind of a year since publishing The Girl Who Came Home, but I have enjoyed every minute. I really enjoy interacting with readers so that part of the process has been a great experience. From time to time I feel a little overwhelmed, but a walk in the mountains and family time brings everything back into perspective. x (less)
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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter is here!

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Hello! It’s been a long time since I updated my blog posts here, but what better reason to finally do so than to share the news that my new novel, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER, is out now across the globe!!


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I’m so thrilled that after publication in Ireland in September, the book is spending its fourth week in the Irish Times bestsellers chart, and is

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“We are the sum of those who have touched our lives in one way or another.”
Hazel Gaynor, The Cottingley Secret

“Life is fragile Grace – it is no more than a petal of cherry blossom; thriving and in full bloom one minute and blown to the ground by a sudden gust of wind the next. We shouldn’t take our life for granted and we should do whatever we can to make ourselves happy.”
Hazel Gaynor, The Girl Who Came Home

“Now you look here. All your father ever dreamed of for you was to do something you loved in life. He didn't care about fancy qualifications or fancy clothes or cars, just that you were both happy and fulfilled. He was so excited about your dreams for a career.”
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message 4: by Karen

Karen Macedo Hazel, Thank you for accepting my friend request .I just finished reading The Last Christmas in Paris. Wanted to let you know how much I loved this book. Looking forward to seeing what you write next.


message 3: by Hazel

Hazel Gaynor Juliew. wrote: "Hi Hazel!Thanks for accepting my friend request!Looking forward to reading your Titanic novel.Very nice to meet you!!"

Hi and thank you! I hope you enjoy The Girl Who Came Home! Best wishes, Hazel


Juliew. Hi Hazel!Thanks for accepting my friend request!Looking forward to reading your Titanic novel.Very nice to meet you!!


Pamela Hey Hazel...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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