If you follow my blog you will know that I rarely take part in cover reveals but I do make an exception for a few of my favourite authors. Stephanie Butland definitely comes into that category as I have loved all her previous books and chose Lost for Words as one of my top reads last year.
I have been lucky enough to read a very early manuscript of this book and can tell you that you are in for a treat. It is another wonderful read and if you loved Loveday Cardew in Lost for Words, you will also love Ailsa Rae although she is an altogether different character.
The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae will be published by Bonnier Zaffre in paperback and in ebook format on 19th April, which is when you will be able to read my review. It is available to pre-order now by clicking here.
So without further ado, here is the cover and I hope you’ll agree that it is beautiful.
Now I’m sure you’ll want to know what the book is about…..
Ailsa Rae is learning how to live.
She’s only a few months past the heart transplant that – just in time – saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure. But . . .
Her relationship with her mother is at breaking point.
She knows she needs to find her father.
She’s missed so much that her friends have left her behind.
She’s felt so helpless for so long that she’s let polls on her blog make her decisions for her. And now she barely knows where to start on her own.
And then there’s Lennox. Her best friend and one time lover. He was sick too. He didn’t make it. And now she’s supposed to face all of this without him.
But her new heart is a bold heart.
She just needs to learn to listen to it . . .
Stephanie Butland is a novelist who fell in love with performance poetry when researching her novel LOST FOR WORDS. Her first two books were about her dance with cancer. She then turned to fiction. Her novels are Letters To My Husband, The Other Half Of My Heart, and Lost For Words. Stephanie lives in Northumberland. She writes in a studio at the bottom of her garden, and when she’s not writing, she trains people to think more creatively.
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