I want to take a moment to congratulate all 50 winners of my Goodreads Giveaway, who each won an ebook of my latest novel, Mona Lisa Smiles.

I thoroughly enjoyed writing this book. As a single woman, I used to own a restaurant, which brings both fond memories and the occasional nightmare. Family dynamics and relationships intrigue me and inspire my writing. My love of all things Italian motivated me to learn the language. And by the way, I’ve seen the real Mona Lisa painting a number of times.

Kirkus Reviews

Lloyd’s prose is buoyant and engaging throughout. … the novel will win readers over with its deftly drawn characters and spirited scenes.

A charming novel about how family can be destiny.

I can’t wait to hear how you like Mona Lisa Smiles, its unique cast of characters and unusual storyline. I wonder what you’ll think about Mona Lisa’s choices. Was she reckless or too timid? How do you deal with family members with unique personalities or a hidden past? So many questions I’m dying to ask you!