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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Life List (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet Forgiveness (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany / One Italian Summer (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Lori Nelson Spielman
Writing as an author of largely historical fiction, the American novelist Lori Nelson Spielman is well known for her immersive and intricately woven narratives. Not only taking readers on a journey into the past, she is also highly adept at crafting intelligent romance novels which really pull at the heartstrings of her audience. This is done in a sincere manner, as she writes in a manner that is at both authentic and honest, with real characters at the core of it all. Allowing the reader to fully invest themselves in her stories, she is a true master of her craft, knowing exactly where she wants to take her audience, as she writes with confidence.

Combining her passion for romance and history, Spielman also creates compelling characters that speak on a personal, almost intimate level. This has allowed readers to relate to them in a way that is wholly real and true, feeling as if they really get to know them over the course of each book. Writing international bestsellers, this has proven to be a hugely successful formula for her, with readers from all over appreciating her novels. Regardless of where they’re from, its her unique combination of character, narrative and heart that’s driven people towards her work.

Keeping herself constantly active, Spielman is always on the lookout for new and exciting ideas with which to help inspire her next novel. Her books have proven to be a success with not only the general public, but the critics too, with many of them singing her praises. This has given her a large following, making her an integral figure throughout the industry, with her work being revered by many. There’s a lot more to come too, as her writing career continues to grow from strength-to-strength, on into the foreseeable future.

Early and Personal Life:
Born on the 30th of April, 1961, and growing up in America, Lori Nelson Spielman would always hold a strong affinity for the written word, developing it from an early age. This would continue throughout much of her life, carrying on into her adult career as a full-time writer of romance. She also works with inner-city students as a home-bound teacher, which has provided her with plenty of experience to draw from.

Previously working as a guidance counselor, she was also a speech pathologist, before going on to become a teacher and writer. In her spare time she keeps fit and active, regularly traveling and running, all the while looking for her next big idea. Currently living in East Lansing, Michigan, she resides with both her husband and their cat, as she continues to write to this present day.

Writing Career:
Publishing her first novel back in 2013, Lori Nelson Spielman would soon be on her way to international success with the book ‘The Life List.’ This would also go on to be optioned for Fox 2000 with a film adaptation in the works, as it was published in over thirty countries in total. She also see her second novel becoming an international bestseller too, with ‘Sweet Forgiveness’ coming out in 2015.

While Spielman wouldn’t publish any series as such, preferring to opt for more stand-alone titles, she would feature similar themes and ideas in them. Many of them would also be historical novels, along with more general romance fiction, showing the diversity of her writing. Receiving lots of acclaim and plaudits over the years, she maintains a strong presence both online and off, with a lot more to come still.

The Life List
First brought out through the Bantam books publishing label, this would mark the debut release from Lori Nelson Spielman as an author. Originally published in 2013 on the 2nd of July, it would feature a self-contained romance narrative, not being a part of any series. A fun and innovative story, it would also be commissioned for adaptation into a film, as it became a massive success worldwide.

This is a heartfelt romance novel which really understands its genre, making the most of the premise and setting. With strong characters that really pull the reader in, it manages to carry the narrative along with confidence and clarity. There’s plenty of intelligently written dialogue along the way too, making for an engaging and highly compelling read.

When she was just a teenager, Brett Bohlinger would create a life plan of dreams for herself, consisting of going to Paris, performing on stage, having children, and falling in love. Now she’s thirty-four she hasn’t achieved those goals, but she lives with her handsome boyfriend, as she works for her multi-million dollar family company in a high-ranking job. Then her mother dies, and in the will it stipulates if she wants to become the new CEO of Bohlinger Cosmetics she must first complete the list she made all those years ago. Can she do it after all these years though? Will she be able to get the will? What will become of the life list?

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany
This time brought out through the Berkley publishing label, this would come out on the 17th of November in 2020. Again not a part of any series, it would feature a romance story that was also emotional and heartfelt at every turn. The characters are well drawn here, with their own personalities, as the reader roots for them every step of the way. With its scenic setting as well, the story really draws the audience in, making them feel as if they’re really there, deep in rural Italy.

Venturing through the picturesque countryside of Italy, three second-born daughters are looking to break a family curse that has said they will never find true love. This curse dates back to Filomena Fontana, who would place a curse upon her sister over two-hundred years prior, stating that she’d never find love. Heading back to their Italian homeland, their Aunt Poppy states she’ll find love at Ravello Cathedral on her eightieth birthday, thereby breaking the curse. Will this really be the case though? Can they ever hope to overcome the curse? What will become of the star-crossed sisters of Tuscany?

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