Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway: The Park Street Secrets by Yvonne Van Lankveld @GoddessFish


The Park Street Secrets

by Yvonne Van Lankveld

GENRE: Contemporary Fiction


BLURB:


A historic government office and police station in Niagara Falls, Ontario is redeveloped into seven condominiums. Some new residents have ties to its cultural heritage, while others bring secrets to keep there.

Siblings Lily and Rose must cohabit for one year or lose their inheritance, despite their animosity toward each other. Gracie Sheehan is determined to make a fresh start after many unexpected events force her to question her values and life goals. Young lovers move down the hall from a self-serving customs broker who always gets whom and what he wants.

Mix these unique characters with a medley of others, add a building manager with secrets of his own, and discover how Park Street becomes a chaotic blend of love, betrayal and the need for human connection.


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Excerpt:

Marcello left his condo unlocked and sauntered into the lobby to pick up his mail in his slippers and favourite over-stretched sweater, which was covered in cat hair. He did not anticipate seeing anyone, and certainly not Winnie’s daughter. One encounter was sufficient enough for his lifetime. Annette quickly turned to face the front door when she became aware of someone entering the lobby. Concentrating on her task, she wiped her eyes and nose with a used tissue. If it wasn’t so cold, she would have waited outside to avoid the person. Marcello, thinking it might be better if he returned later, changed his mind when he was certain Annette had heard the hallway door click.

Ignoring her, he first checked his empty mailbox, then opened the hallway door. He was a man with manners, so he faced Annette and offered a confident nod to make it clear he did not fear her. Glaring at him, red-faced and tear-stained, she threw her last words across the lobby at him like a weapon.

Stay away from my mother,” she hissed as he closed the hallway door and shuffled back to the security of his home.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Yvonne Van Lankveld's love of words began in childhood. As a nurse, her writing skills earned her acclaim in many clinical settings, however she never lost her desire to become an author.

The Park Street Secrets is her second novel, which she wrote during the pandemic. Her first book, The Road to Alright was originally published in 2019. She is working on her third fiction novel, Follow Polly's Lane. Yvonne lives in Ridgeville, Ontario with her husband.


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Giveaway:

$15 Amazon/BN GC 




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4 comments:

Sherry said...

Sounds like a good book.

Stormy Vixen said...

Fantastic excerpt, Park Street Secrets sounds like a 'glued to the pages' read for me!

Thanks for sharing it with me and have a magical holiday season!

Yvonne Van Lankveld said...

Thanks again, Stormy!

Yvonne Van Lankveld said...

So inspiring to have these positive comments!

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