May 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Hello, bookish people! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Leila Howland's Nantucket Blue, hosted by Itching for Books! I've got everything you need to know about the book and author, plus a blurb and giveaway! Be sure to check it out!

The Blurb
"Stop," I said, laughing. But he was grazing my toes even more lightly now and I tried to kick my feet free. "Stop." I twisted free, sat up, and grabbed his hands. "Stop." Our eyes locked, and we sat there, staring at each other. He slid the sheet up to my knees, drew little circles on my kneecaps, maintaining eye contact. I watched him register the smile I was fighting. He leaned in and kissed me. (182, ARC)
The Book
Title: Nantucket Blue
Author: Leila Howland
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publishing Date: May 7, 2013
Pages: 304

For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.

Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t. 

When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.

But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on--most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits--that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.

A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.

The Author
Leila Howland loves to read, explore L.A., and engage in funny and meaningful conversations with her
friends and family, especially her brother who calls from Washington D.C. whenever he’s waiting for the bus. A lot gets discussed in those phone calls, but they tend to end abruptly when the bus shows up. She can really cut the rug, but wishes she could sing without people covering their ears. A graduate of Georgetown University, Leila spent five years acting in New York where she was a company member of the award-winning Flea Theater in Tribeca. It was a lot of fun and she often talks about “getting back into it.” The closest she has come was a stint as an extra on The Young and the Restless in 2010. Leila now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs. She teaches high school English and blogs for HelloGiggles. Nantucket Blue is her first novel.
The Giveaway
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