Girl in the Spotlight by Virginia McCullough – Guest Post & Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Girl in the Spotlight

by Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
June 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The daughter they never knew

When Miles Jenkins sees the graceful young figure skater on TV, he can’t believe how much she resembles Lark McGee, the girl he dated briefly in college. Could this aspiring star be the child Lark gave up for adoption eighteen years ago? He has to find out.

Locating Lark ignites conflicting emotions in Miles—including regrets for what might have been and romantic feelings that take the two single parents by surprise. As they prepare to meet their daughter, this deeper connection between the two just might be the chance at love they never got.



What Do we Know about Perrie Lynn?

            A couple of my reader-writer friends have remarked about Perrie Lynn being so vibrant and real, even though she’s not “on stage” in the book. One friend said she found herself tense waiting for Perrie Lynn’s performance scores—just like the minutes of waiting during televised competitions! I like that—as far as I’m concerned, Perrie Lynn is out there living her life. So, even seeing her from afar, what do we know about her?

Perrie Lynn is:

  • Small but mighty: Like so many petite and lithe figure skaters, Perrie Lynn can’t do those soaring triple jumps without a strong, powerful body. Like ballet dancers, they can’t be artists without being athletes, but they can’t be stars without being both!
  • Disciplined and gutsy: She reached the highest level of skating by showing up every day to train for these national and world competitions. No matter how graceful and artistic she is, she puts her game face on when she competes—and makes it all look blissfully easy.
  • A sparkler: Figure skaters seem to sparkle, don’t they? Perrie Lynn adds a dash of flourish when she puts a white flower in her hair, and her skating dresses are rich reds and blues. Miles is the first to note she has his dark hair and eyes, but her widow’s peak and her bright, wide smile are all Lark.
  • A team player: Figure skaters have a team of coaches, choreographers, and costume designers—and that’s just a start. Dance teachers and physical therapists may be part of the mix, and Perrie Lynn must be poised enough to handle the media like a pro.
  • Grateful: Perrie Lynn knows how much her parents have invested in her training. As you’ll see, when she wants to honor her mother, she knows just the right piece of music to choose. Can you guess what it is?

Learn to live without the fear of failing. Take a chance, you just might surprise yourself.

           Nishan Panwar, blogger and artist

About the Author


A writer all her adult life, Virginia McCullough has had the opportunity to write the stories of her heart in her novels, including Girl in the Spotlight, the first book in her Two Moon Bay series for Harlequin Heartwarming. (Book 2 is scheduled for release in January 2018). Her award-winning romance and women’s fiction titles include The Jacks of Her Heart, Amber Light, Greta’s Grace, The Chapels on the Hill, and Island Healing.
Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.
Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.
Tour Giveaway

1st Prize (US only): Tea & Contemplation, a collection of favorite things, starts with an uplifting message from “Seize the Day” Pop Open Cards. Fill a ceramic thermal mug to sip Lavender Chamomile Tea while you contemplate your ideas and dreams. Write your thoughts in a journal, whose guiding words are: When Your Heart Speaks… take good notes! A Wish pen is included. Finally, pick a place to display a large piece of gemmy rose quartz, a stone long linked to matters of the heart. It’s said when rose quartz is nearby, love (of all kinds) comes along to keep it company. These items will be arranged in a “keeper box” and delivered to your door.

2nd Prize (open internationally): You will receive a $35.00 Amazon eGift Card, and a digital copy of GIRL IN THE SPOTLIGHT, plus one digital copy of another of Virginia’s five award-winning novels—it’s your choice.


  1. Linda Kish says:

    I love the cover and the blurb. This is a story I would really enjoy reading.

  2. The story line of Girl in the Spotlight sounds most intriguing; I’d love to read it.

  3. .Thanks for hosting me on this book tour. I’ve enjoyed it

  4. Lori Byrd says:

    Cute cover and the book sounds great!

  5. Margaret Appel says:

    I like the cover for Girl in the Spotlight, the girl on the cover looks so happy. The blurb/synopsis was good, I like the story line. It sounds like a wonderful second chance romance. Adding to my must read list. 🙂

  6. Terri S says:

    I love the cover and it sounds like a great read!

  7. Mindy Bel says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I would really like to read this book!