Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Evergreen is Here!

It’s release day for my new historical young adult fantasy, Evergreennow out from Book View Cafe!

It’s 1901—a brave new century—and seventeen-year-old Grace Boisvert thinks it’s high time to forget that she’s a dryad; being able to talk to trees just doesn’t seem very useful in the automobile age. A little hair dye to touch up her green roots, and she’s off to join her best friend Alice Roosevelt for a visit to glamorous Newport, RI, with her family’s warnings not to fall for any human boys ringing in her ears

As it happens, the only interesting boy in Newport, Kit Rookwood, clearly prefers Alice to her. But that changes when he and his family unexpectedly follow the girls to a secluded Adirondack camp to join the rest of the Roosevelts. All of Kit’s considerable charm is now focused on Grace, and she finds herself falling in love—and not just with the breathtaking forests.

But sometimes stern family warnings really
should be heeded and ancient magical heritages not forgotten, especially when it turns out that not everything—and everyone—are quite what they seem...

This story is the result of my long-time, love-hate fascination with Alice Roosevelt (not to mention her dad, President Theodore Roosevelt), with the excesses of Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island, and with the majesty and mystery of the forests of the Adirondack Mountains of New York (that last one isn’t a love-hate thing, of course!) It was huge fun to write—I hope you’ll find it just as much fun to read. A sneak peek is available on my website here, if you’d like a taste—and here’s another taste:

Evergreen is now available directly from Book View Café in both MOBI and EPUB formats and also from Kobo, Apple books, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and GooglePlay. Or you can order it in print from your local bookstore (or buy it online too, for that matter) or ask your local library to carry it. And if you do read it and enjoy it, pass it on to a friend.

Thank you for celebrating with me!

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