Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for Fallen Leaves by Tessa Emily Hall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Fallen Leaves
Author: Tessa Emily Hall
Publisher: Illuminate YA Fiction
Release Date: October 26, 2018
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Selena Taylor thought her only worry this fall was starting her junior year at a new arts school in North Carolina, miles away from home. But when she finds out her mom could graduate from rehab sooner than expected—even worse, she could work for her former nothing-but-trouble boss—Selena’s determined to create a new life for them. Back in her childhood Kentucky hometown.
Step one? Track down her dad and brother that she hasn’t seen in eight years. Her anxiety is put to the test, though, when she unveils a truth that could threaten her dreams. Add to that an art competition that pushes her outside of her comfort zone and a girl who seems determined to come between Selena and her hopeful boyfriend.
Soon Selena must decide whether or not to continue her search for her dad and brother. But is there any hope that the ruins of her broken family could be resurrected? And how could God possibly have a purpose in the midst of these changing seasons?
IN MY OPINION…
Selena Taylor deals with the typical teenage struggles—a new school, figuring whether the boy she likes feels the same about her, and a new job. But she also has some much larger issues to contend with, including her new relationship with Christ, a mother in rehab, and a search for the father and brother she hasn’t seen in eight years.
While Selena steps out of her comfort zone and embraces courage in her artwork and her job, she is a bit too passive in a couple other areas. Specifically, where her mother and friend Austin are concerned.
Tessa Emily Hall writes an authentic teenage girl over a few months of navigating new areas of her life. Selena is learning to trust that God has the best in mind for her, even when that doesn’t look the way she wishes it did.
The emotions are raw, some relationships are on uneven ground, and the journey is paved with many twists, potholes, and a few U-turns.
This is the second book in the Purple moon series (and I suggest reading the first as I felt a little out of the loop or wanted more details regarding some of the past situations mentioned in Fallen Leaves). At the same time, I’m crossing my fingers for another book featuring Selena and friends. While this one had a satisfying ending, there were several questions left unanswered when the final page was turned.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tessa Emily Hall writes inspirational yet authentic books for teens to show them they’re not alone—and because she remembers the teen life like it was yesterday (or a few years ago). In addition to being a frequent contributor to both online and print publications, Tessa’s debut novel was published while still in her teens. She’s the founder and editor-in-chief of PursueMagazine.net, a Christian teen magazine, and enjoys mentoring other young writers. She’s guilty of making way too many lattes and never finishing her to-read list. Tessa’s favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, email list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website: http://www.tessaemilyhall.com.
(1) winner will receive a FALL KIT, consisting of:
- a signed copy of Fallen Leaves,
- book swag
- a fall candle
- Starbucks Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 8, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm October 15, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. US addresses only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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