Today I am helping in the cover reveal for Return to Lily Pond Lane by Emily Harvale.
Life couldn’t be better for Mia and her friends in Little Pondale – until tragedy strikes…
Mia Ward is on cloud nine after a magical Christmas and New Year and she isn’t the only one. Everyone on Lily Pond Lane seems to be living in blissful harmony. Until tragedy strikes… not once, but twice. And as Hettie Turner points out: ‘Bad things always come in threes.’
Whilst the other residents of Little Pondale are wondering what might happen next, Mia is busy worrying about her friends and trying to help them with their grief. But she needs to be careful. Just when she thought she had everything, there’s a very real chance she might lose the only thing she truly wants.
What does the cover look like?????? Keep scrolling to find out!!
Here it is:
About the Author:
Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.
Author: Destiny Soria
Published: October 9, 2018
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
In the city of Eldra, people are ruled by ancient prophecies. For centuries, the high council has stayed in power by virtue of the prophecies of the elder seers. After the last infallible prophecy came to pass, growing unrest led to murders and an eventual rebellion that raged for more than a decade.
In the present day, Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, is determined to fight back against the high council, which governs Eldra from behind the walls of the citadel. Her only allies are no-nonsense Alys, easygoing Evander, and perpetually underestimated Newt, and Cassa struggles to come to terms with the legacy of rebellion her dead parents have left her — and the fear that she may be inadequate to shoulder the burden. But by the time Cassa and her friends uncover the mystery of the final infallible prophecy, it may be too late to save the city — or themselves.
Our first contender for the 2019 Most Gorgeous Cover Tournament! I’ll admit, I mostly bought this book for the cover . . . cuz its gorgeous! But the story also sounded interesting so I went for it! I am on a roll with characters I like! I actually liked all the characters in this book. They were all believable and realistic and I could understand and sympathize with them. The story is very unique and it kept me guessing the whole time. Soria did a great job of going for gut feeling, but leaving just enough doubt that I didn’t really know what the right thing was or how things were going to end. There were a few little things that didn’t quite make sense to me, and that’s why I gave 4 stars. Thankfully they were very little so it didn’t ruin the story.
What I really loved about this story, is that it showed how life is not black and white. There were some adult themes that would keep me from recommending this book to younger teens, but I would absolutely recommend it to older teens and even college students. The fact that life is made up of complicated and varying shades of gray is something that people seem to have forgotten. Beneath the Citadel perfectly illustrated how messy decisions and choices can be. Not everything is cut and dry and easy. I also loved the message of remembrance. History books can be forgotten, ignored, even erased . . . but the past is the past and it cannot be changed. Overall, this was a great book and I really enjoyed it![Top]
Plus+: Style Inspiration for Everyone
Editor: Bethany Rutter
To Be Published: February 5, 2019
Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: January 21, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Be inspired by 100 of the very best plus-size street style images from fashion influencers and tastemakers from around the world.
Plus-size fashion is daring, experimental, and deeply personal. There’s no longer any shame in not fitting the traditional ideals of beauty, as proven by Gabi Gregg, Tess Holliday, Beth Ditto, and thousands of bloggers and models around the world.
The online plus-size fashion community is loud, international, and confident. Millions of #ootd photos are shared every day, showing off amazing style and beautiful people. Plus+ gathers together the very best, and celebrates all shapes, sizes, and aesthetics—a beautiful, sharply designed, glossy collection to inspire everyone, plus-size or otherwise.
Plus+ is a collection of plus size models showing their sense of style and confidence in photos and share their own words. You can see the confidence flowing through them and it makes me wish I had more for myself! They wear what they want because they can and who cares what anyone else thinks! The models are a variety of plus size, are different races, and there is even a Muslim woman expressing herself in fashion!
Most of the fashion choices were not ‘for me’ and would not be something I would wear, but that is not what this book is about. The title says it all and it did reach its purpose: Plus+: Style Inspiration for Everyone. Wear what you want because YOU want to whether it be colors or black, short skirts or long skirts, shorts or pants, etc! Be comfortable in your skin, as it is who you are.
Special thanks to the publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing for granting me an e-arc copy via NetGalley![Top]