Exclusive Cover Reveal & Giveaway: NANTUCKET BLUE by Leila Howland

Today, I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for NANTUCKET BLUE by the lovely Leila Howland (Disney, May 7th 2013) Scroll down to read the synopsis, check out the cover, and enter to win one of the first ARCs!

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.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Leila Howland spent five years acting in New York in everything from an MTV public service announcement for safe sex to a John Guare play at Lincoln Center and was a proud company member of the award-winning Flea Theater in Tribeca. Currently, she teaches high school English and English as a second language in downtown Los Angeles and occasionally moonlights as an extra on the Young and the Restless. This is her first novel.


And now for the cover! What do you think?

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October 25, 2012

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25 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kelsey

    October 24, 2012

    I love it! The colors, the faded edges, the beach in the background. It really sets a tone for the book. So excited!

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    Leila Howland

    October 24, 2012

    I'm glad you like it, Kelsey. I do too!

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    Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf

    October 24, 2012

    That cover is absolutely beautiful!The colors, the edging, the title font! Perfect!

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      Maryhope

      October 24, 2012

      I agree–the edges and the font really work well together. Antique-y but not old fashioned.

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      Leila Howland

      October 24, 2012

      Thanks, Melissa and Maryhope!

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    Jon

    October 24, 2012

    I like it, too!

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    Maryhope

    October 24, 2012

    It's awesome–reminds me of summer, freedom, the warm sun, and exciting summer moments. Perfect!

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    Brandy Colbert

    October 24, 2012

    The book is just as beautiful as the cover. You all will LOVE IT. <3

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    Kayla Cagan

    October 24, 2012

    I can't wait to read this on a chair by the pool! If this is what Nantucket is like, I want to be there!

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    Tee

    October 24, 2012

    I can't wait to read this book! I love the cover it screams summer love!

  9. Reply

    Leila Howland

    October 24, 2012

    Thanks for your comments Jon, Brandy, Kayla and Tee! There's just as much summer lovin' as the cover promises:)

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    Jennifer Malone

    October 24, 2012

    I got married on Nantucket and love books set there- can't wait to read this one:)

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      Leila Howland

      October 25, 2012

      What a beautiful place to get married! Hope the book does it justice:)

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    邓哓熙

    October 24, 2012

    got married on Nantucket and love books set there- can't wait to read this one:)

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    Jesse Burgoyne

    October 25, 2012

    I am LOVING this cover!

    Jesse @ Pretty in Fiction

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      Leila Howland

      October 25, 2012

      Thanks, Jesse:)

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    Anonymous

    October 26, 2012

    Leila, YOU are gorgeous! The cover is nice, too! :)Lisa Howland Donovan

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      Leila Howland

      October 26, 2012

      Thanks Cuz!

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    Lauren Mackesy

    October 26, 2012

    Wow, what I would do to be that girl. lol

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      Leila Howland

      October 28, 2012

      Glad it captures your imagination!:)

  15. Reply

    Jessy

    October 27, 2012

    I love the cover, it's so Instagramish.

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      Leila Howland

      October 28, 2012

      Thanks, Jessy!

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    Sarah (The Book Life)

    October 28, 2012

    This is definitely my MOST anticipated read for spring 2013! I've been pining for it for a while and May is going to kill me…haha :0)

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    Leila Howland

    October 29, 2012

    You just made my night, Sarah!! It's true that Cricket has quite the romantic summer. I hope it's as fun to read about as it was to write:)

  18. Reply

    Cygne

    November 2, 2012

    There's a lot of gorgeous all over this book and I haven't read it yet! Can't wait to get between the covers…sigh

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