“On Loving: A Novel” Virtual Book Tour

“On Loving Virtual Tour” starts this coming week! From May 21 till September 5, 2019, you can log in from 4 am eastern time on the dates provided below for the tour stops to join our conversation and share your ideas with me and other readers. There will also be giveaways for “On Loving” on certain stops. Can’t wait to hear from you and meet you virtually during this 15-week book tour!

May 21: BooksChatter

May 23: Christine Young

May 28: Viviana MacKade

May 30: Romance Novel Giveaways

June 4: The Reading Addict

June 6: Fabulous and Brunette

June 11: It’s Raining Books

June 13: Sharing Links and Wisdom

June 18: Candrel’s Crafts, Cooks, and Characters

June 20: The Avid Reader

June 25: Buttontapper Press

June 27: A Chick Who Reads

July 9: All the Ups and Downs

July 11: Author C.A.Milson

July 16: Musings From An Addicted Reader

July 18: Our Town Book Reviews

July 23: Harlie’s Books

July 25: T’s Stuff

July 30: Enchanting Reviews – REVIEW

August 1: Readeropolis

August 6: Welcome to My World of Dreams

August 8: Jazzy Book Reviews

August 13: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’

August 15: Independent Authors

August 20: Reneewildes1 Weblog

August 22: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love

August 27: Bookish Reviews, Tours and Giveaways

August 29: Let Me tell You a Story

September 3: Straight From the Library

September 5: Long and Short Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Prairies Book Review


Literary Titan Editorial Review




“Midwest Book Review”

Synopsis: In 1972, Dr. Rose Hemmings has just finished her general surgery residency when a haunted stranger is shot in front of her in a New York City bar, and their lives become forever intertwined. And when, having been given the blessing of her adoptive father on his deathbed, Rose travels to prerevolutionary Iran to discover the past her American family kept secret from her, she finds a true Pandora’s box. It is a world both foreign and familiar, in which her primary place is as the heiress to a great tribe. In Iran, Rose will find family she never dreamed of, her own people, and a man who loves her as passionately as he does the rare black roses of his garden. She will return to the United States carrying a new secret and torn between two men: the one she loves helplessly, and the one who loves her unconditionally. Woven throughout with Persian poetry ancient and modern, “On Loving” is the story of one woman’s lifetime of love and loss, of societal change in a nomadic people, and of overcoming personal challenges, including mental and physical health, to find true contentment. Above all, it is a story of love: its physiology, psychology and philosophy; the many forms it takes; its myths and truths; its challenges, its joys and its gifts.

Critique: The author of “On Loving”, novelist Lili Naghdi is an Iranian Canadian physician who was born and raised in Tehran. This personal background has endowed her saga of a novel with an authenticity and background detail that another writer would not be able to include. A deftly written and thoroughly engaging read from beginning to end, “On Loving” is unreservedly recommended for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “On Loving” is also available in a paperback edition (9781999497002, $18.80) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $6.99).


“Literary Titan Book Award”

May 2019

I’d like to thank “Literary Titan” for the Literary Book Award, recognizing “On Loving: A Novel” as one their winners. Also, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the readers and fans who’ve been amazingly supportive and sent me their kind messages, reviews and feed backs through my website and in other ways. Thank you all!