Monday, November 28, 2022

Excerpt Tour: The Park Street Secrets by Yvonne Van Lankveld


The Park Street Secrets

by Yvonne Van Lankveld


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Contemporary Fiction


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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 (Exclusive Excerpt):



September 9th 


Weather forecast: more rain 


Suite 1C: Rose and Lily 


Afternoon 


“Children begin by loving their parents. 


As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes, they forgive them.” 


Author Unknown 


Lily reverted to the routine she and Rosie kept before their move to Park Street. Rosie was promoted three years ago at the hotel. Managing people is what she did best, with the exception of Lily, who was certain Rosie worked the afternoon shift just to avoid her. Lily woke early and retired to her bedroom before Rosie got home, and she was often gone before Rosie got up mid-morning. They rarely shared a meal, which Lily assumed suited them both. It was baffling that these siblings were created by the same parents. In childhood, Rosie was the peacekeeper while Lily sought out reasons to create havoc. Rosie earned the “favourite daughter” status early, even though their parents gave them love, attention and material things equally. Rosie earned praise for good grades and helping the needy while Lily did the opposite. Rosie attended the local university and earned privileged access to the second family car. When Lily was home from school, she monopolized the car and left Rosie to clean up after her. Conflict between siblings was as routine as night followed day.


Just one more year until I can unlatch myself from Rosie, Lily thought today. She opened the first box of her mother’s things, which still smelled of fried egg sandwiches and cigarettes.





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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.


Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19368849.Yvonne_Van_Lankveld


Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-park-street-secrets


Amazon (USA) https://www.amazon.com/Park-Street-Secrets-Yvonne-Lankveld-ebook/dp/B0BGR7YWVW/ref=sr_1_2


Amazon (CA) https://www.amazon.ca/Park-Street-Secrets-Yvonne-Lankveld-ebook/dp/B0BGR7YWVW


Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1167875




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GIVEAWAY



Yvonne Van Lankveld will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


20 comments:

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    1. Thank you - stay tuned for more ...

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    1. Intriguing it is - hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Full of intrigue - and secrets too!

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  4. I love the cover and look forward to reading the book.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. The cover is the side door of this historic building, which opens to more secrets!

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  5. Congratulations on your release of The Park Street Secrets, Yvonne, I enjoyed the excerpt and your book sounds like a great read! Good luck with your book and the tour!

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

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    1. Thank you, Stormy Vixen. If you read the book, you'll find out how the characters spend their holiday season.

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  6. The synopsis and excerpt have intrigued me and I am looking forward to reading your story. Thank you for sharing your bio and book details and for offering a giveaway

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    1. Thank you. Hope you have a chance to read the rest of the story.

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    1. Thank you, Edgar! Lots more in the book about Lily & Rose.

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    1. Thank you. I've worked hard to make The Park Street Secrets characters as real as other people you may relate to.

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  9. Thanks for the great excerpt. The book sounds very intriguing. Love the cover!

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    1. So happy you loved the cover. I loved writing this novel.

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