Book Spotlight: Exceeding Expectations by Lisa April Smith & Giveaway (eBook only)

Happy Thursday everyone!  Wow, this week is just flying by.  Today I’m going to spotlight Exceeding Expectations by Lisa April Smith for you all.  I wish I had time to give this one a read but unfortunately my month was completely booked but that doesn’t mean I can’t share what the book is about with all of you and offer up an eBook for giveaway.  Enjoy…


About Exceeding Expectations

It’s 1961 and Palm Beach socialite, irresistible rascal and devoted father Jack Morgan encounters genuine danger while staging his suicide to shield his beloved daughters from disgrace. Next, meet his daughter Charlotte (Charlie), an over-indulged 23 year-old struggling to cope with the traumatizing loss of her beloved father, her sister’s resulting mental breakdown and the discovery that she’s suddenly penniless. Fortunately Raul, an admiring young attorney, appears to offer assistance. As terrified as she is about daily survival, Charlie soon realizes that she has to learn what drove her father to kill himself. With Raul’s much needed ego-bolstering, the drive of necessity and unforeseen determination, Charlie finds a practical use for her annoyingly lean 5’ 11” frame. In time, this career finances her hard-wrought independence, her sister’s costly treatment and an emotional eye-opening journey to Paris.
Jumping back in time to romantic pre-WWII Paris readers meet young Alan Fitzpatrick – aka Jack Morgan – lack-luster artist, expert lover, irresistible rascal, and the bewitching girl who will become the mother of his children. Not even Charlie’s relentless detective work will uncover all Jack’s secrets, but in a fireworks of surprise endings, she discovers all that she needs to know and more: disturbing truths about her father, hew own unique talent, crimes great and small and a diabolical villain.

Read the 1st Chapter
Buy Exceeding Expectations for your Kindle or your Nook for only $2.99


About Lisa April Smith

Author Lisa April Smith lives with her husband, He-who-wishes-to-remain-anonymous, in Eternal Playland, Florida, a delightful spot just off I-95. Ms. Smith describes Eternal Playland as: “a little piece of level heaven with occasional dampness, where the bugs are plentiful but respectful, and even the smallest strip mall contains at least one pizza place and a nail salon.”
Before discovering a passion for writing, Ms. Smith sold plumbing and heating, antiques, taught ballroom dancing, tutored, modeled, designed software and managed projects for IBM and returned to college multiple times to study anthropology, sociology and computer science, in which she holds degrees, as well as psychology, archeology, literature, history and art. Combine those widely diverse interests with a love of travel and a gift for writing page-turners and it’s easy to understand one reviewer’s unbridled praise for Exceeding Expectations, “She (Ms. Smith) has a brilliance for conveying characters, and the intellectual capacity to place them in historical settings that sparkle with glamorous detail. . . that make it fun to read . . . ” But it takes much more than lush settings, an eye for detail and a love of history to write a page-turner. Read what another reviewer said about Exceeding Expectations: “Lisa April Smith . . . has woven an intriguingly rich tapestry of delightful well-developed characters into a perfectly balanced plot bursting with riveting mystery, crimes of the petty and the horrible sort, suspenseful twists, and romantic tension complete with love scenes that sizzle and pop.”

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS (eBook copy only)

I have one eBook copy of Exceeding Expectations by Lisa April Smith up for grabs.  To enter…

  • For 1 entry simply leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
  • For 2 entries, follow my blog.  If you already do, thank you, and please let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
  • For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word.

This giveaway is open to all as it is an eBook copy and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, April 28/12.  Good luck to all!


  1. says

    Ooh, this one does sound good Dar, and I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it when you finish it! I love a good novel packed with intrigue, so this one is definitely for me! Please do consider me for your giveaway!


  2. says

    This does sound good and I like the cover too.
    I know what you mean about being totally booked for the month…lol. Isn’t it always the way? :)

  3. Mary Ann Woods says

    The cover is intriguing — wonder what she looks like?! The model has great hair, too!!
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  4. says

    Never judge a book by its cover, right? Well… I love the cover, that Eiffel Tower is just screaming my name!
    I also liked the description, so I’d love to read this book. (Glad it’s in e-book format too, and so, international) 😉

  5. Lisa S. says

    This story sounds intriguing. A lot going on! I’d love to win this one!
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  6. Esme says

    This is a book I would want to read-especially given the cover.


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