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"Refreshing ... Lucinda, a young Victorian woman with a modern sensibility well ahead of her time, has plenty of pluck and determination. Hastings' breezy prose and crafty plotting will leave readers racing to uncover her own last installment." ―BookPage

"This book was so lovely! Lucinda’s spunky personality mixed with her independent nature made her one of my favorite female MCs ... If you love historical romance than you’ll definitely love this one!" ―The Clever Reader

"I was blown away by the wonderful feminist themes throughout this book, and Hastings delivered them with such a witty punch. Lucinda is the type of heroine girls need to read about! ... This book was everything I’d hoped it would be and then some." ―YA and Wine
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Half-off Sale!

My book is on sale for more than half off on Amazon! I stumbled across this amazing price ($8.77) by chance, so I don't know how long it will last. If you haven't bought my book yet, you won't find a better price!





2019 Whitney Awards Nominee

I'm delighted to share that THE LAST WORD is a 2019 Whitney Awards Nominee! What is a Whitney Award? It's an award for excellence in novels written by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
When will I find out if you won? In February 2020, the finalists in each category will be announced and members of the Storymakers Guild will vote for the winner. The winner will be announced at their annual gala in May. 
Want to know more? Check out the Whitney Awards website for more information about the awards and discover the titles of past winners.

The Last Word Book Launch Party

What a lovely group of people! I am so grateful for the friends, family, and even a few fans (I didn't know I had those) who came to support me at The King's English Bookshop in SLC. They were gracious enough to wear the fascinators and pearl earrings that I made. Fancy Nancy would have approved.   I was in conversation with Mackenzi Lee and we had a great time talking about Victorian underwear and my book, The Last Word. The best part of my writer's journey has been the friends that I've made.  The Novel 19s group  (Authors debuting this year: Addie Thorley, me, Erin Stewart, Tiana Smith, Crystal Pasternack, RuthAnne Snow, and Crystal Smith) There's so many amazing authors in Utah and they are the kindest people you'll ever meet. And sometimes silly, Summer and I are lifting a leg. I'm not sure why.
(More amazing local authors: Emily R. King, Tricia Levenseller, me, Kathryn Purdie, and Summer Spence) 
It was a wonderful night and I am so very grateful.

Guess These Famous Last Words

Can you guess these classic titles by their last lines?
"Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.""It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”"Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this.""I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath, and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers, for the sleepers in that quiet earth.""'God's in his heaven, all’s right with the world,' whispered Anne softly."“But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union.” “But the effect of her…

The Last Word Tea Party / Book Launch

"So what do you do at a book launch?" my mom asked me.

In case you've never been to a book launch either, I'll tell you. A book launch is really a party for the book. Who doesn't love a party, right? All parties are a little different, but some things you can expect at a book launch:  The author to talk about and/or read from their bookQ & A with the audienceBook signings at the end And more...Stick out your pinkies, friends, we're going full out Tea Party style at my book launch for, The Last Word.  First things, first. What's a tea party without a fascinator? I made a ton of these cute little hair accessories so you can feel just like Kate Middleton (Prince William not included).
Come early and pick your favorite to put in your hair! I also made pearl earrings for all of you too. I only wish that I could feed you delicious tea party treats, but the bookstore didn't think that was a very good idea by all of their new books. Go figure! I am going to…

A Dream Come True in the Mail

On my front porch this morning I found a package. Inside there was a beautifully wrapped book from my editor, Emily Settle.

I eagerly unwrapped the package and held my finished book for the first time. It's gorgeous! Katie Klimowicz did an amazing job designing both the exterior and the interior of my book. 

Dreams do come true. Mine did, only today. 
THE LAST WORD