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Hazel Gaynor

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Hazel Gaynor is the acclaimed New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author of five novels. Her debut, THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME, won the 2015 RNA Historical Novel of the Year award, and THE GIRL FROM THE SAVOY was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year. She was also selected as a WHSmith Fresh Talent title in 2015 for A MEMORY OF VIOLETS. Her novel THE COTTINGLEY SECRET was one of BookBub's most anticipated books of summer 2017 and her co-written novel LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS is a finalist in the 2018 WFWA Star Awards. In 2018, Hazel will release her sixth historical novel, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DAUGHTER, inspired by the true story of Victorian heroine, Grace Darling. Hazel's books have ...more

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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…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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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 now also on...

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“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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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.


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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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