Los Angeles, CA, September 24, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- "Francesca of Lost Nation" is the winner of an Honorable Mention for General Fiction, named so by both the Hollywood Book Festival and Independent Book Publishers organizations.
The 2010 release was written by author Lucinda Sue Crosby, also known for her Nashville songwriting and journalism careers. She too was a Hollywood actress.
The story takes place in 1947 Iowa and will appeal to female car racing enthusiasts, adventure readers and consumers who love their grandmothers.
At the center of this novel is Francesca, a thoughtful, spirited and eccentric woman who surrounds herself with quirky characters on an apple farm in Iowa. Francesca also delights in offering her 10-year-old granddaughter a summer visit of a lifetime as the two wow Clinton Fair car racing fans, team with barn-storming pilots to catch a wanted felon and stumble across a century-old secret of how the town got its name.
The book is published by LuckyCinda, a woman-owned company dedicated to promoting good writing in all genres.
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"Francesca of Lost Nation" is also available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble both in print and on Kindle and Nook.