Monday, June 4, 2012

WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Okay, Kimberley is one of my favorite people on the earth. She is smart and funny and kind. She listens to me when I need to vent, and she gets it. So yeah. I got to see her cover a teensy bit early, because we went to the Storymakers conference together.


Isn't she so cute?

She had a cover reveal on her blog last week, and she's giving away lots of fun stuff! Her newest book is called WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME. Let's learn a bit more about it.


Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But in reality, Tara’s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mother is depressed and distant, and she and her sister Riley can’t seem to agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire’s funeral, Tara just knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve. 


A strange butler shows up to take Tara and Riley to Grammy Claire’s house, where Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire herself. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother’s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the keys more difficult to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to mortal danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful island of Chuuk to hear their grandmother’s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all — one that will change her life forever. 


From Kimberley Griffiths Little comes a magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith.

And you can win a signed copy of Kimberley's THE HEALING SPELL, or a signed copy of CIRCLE OF SECRETS. I've read them both, and they're some of the best middle grade on the market right now. Not only that, but Kimberley is offering three ARCs of WHEN THE BUTTERFLIES CAME!

You can enter on Kimberley's blog by leaving a comment and then unlocking the other options. GO HERE TO ENTER.


What do you think of her cover? 

Also, today begins the SURRENDER blog tour! I'm over at Literary Rambles with Natalie, and she's giving away a copy of my sophomore book! Follow all the action this week to enter to win one of five signed Spectacular Second books!

And I hope you're getting ready for Blog Tour Week 2 by signing up for the Never Surrender blogfest. You know you want to. 

26 comments:

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Lovely cover and this sounds like a really wonderful book! Thank you for showcasing it Elana!! Have a great Monday:)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing about it.

And thanks for shouting out about my interview with you today. So excited for your release of Surrender!

SA Larsenッ said...

YAY! for your sophomore book! Excited to be a part of your tour.

Thanks for sharing Kimberley's book! The cover is quite refreshing, reminding me of Spring and Summer.

Kelly Hashway said...

The cover looks great. And thanks for reminding me I have Circle of Secrets. I plan to read it while going through edits for my middle grade series. :)

Matthew MacNish said...

What a pretty cover!

storyqueen said...

I saw Surrender in the wild yesterday at my B and N!! Happy release day!

And what a lovely cover for Kimberly's book...and what a great idea!

Shelley

Kristin Lenz said...

How have I missed Kimberley's books? They sound wonderful for my daughter.

Julie Dao said...

That sounds like a fantastic story. I love the cover, too. Adding to my ever-growing GoodReads list!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck to Kimberly! And tomorrow is your big day, Elana.

Julie Daines said...

Love the cover. It brings to mind The Girl of the Limberlost. Sounds like a great summer read for my daughter. Thanks for the review.

Kyra Lennon said...

Aww that cover is so pretty, and the book sounds fantastic!

Enjoy your blog tour!!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Kyra is right. That cover is so very lovely. How gracious and large hearted of you to point to Kimberley's book at the start of your book blog tour. You are indeed a friend, Roland

Patti said...

Sounds like a great mystery. I still can't believe your book comes out tomorrow. It feels like Possession was just new in the stores.

Jen Chandler said...

Very lovely book cover! I read "The Healing Spell" and loved it! This one sounds like it should be just as good.

Have fun on the blog tour!
Cheers,
Jen

Jenny Morris said...

That cover is beautiful. And it sounds really good.

YAY for the Surrender blog tour!!!

S.P. Bowers said...

Thanks for introducing me to this author and her blog. The book looks fascinating and I can't wait to read it.

Meredith said...

Such a cute cover, and the story sounds so fun and intriguing! I'll definitely be on the lookout for that one. :)

LD Masterson said...

Lovely cover and the stories sound wonderful.

Martha Ramirez said...

aww awesome! What a lovely cover!

Medeia Sharif said...

That's a gorgeous cover.

Happy touring, Elana. :)

Leslie Pugh said...

Beautiful cover! I would buy this book just based on the cover!

M Pax said...

Congrats to Kimberly. It's a very pretty cover. Congrats to you too, Elana. :)

Jeff King said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing!

Liesel K Hill said...

The cover is a bit unconventional, which makes me love it! It's so pretty! :D

Liesel K Hill said...

The cover is a bit unconventional, which makes me love it! It's so pretty! :D

Leigh Covington said...

Her book sounds wonderful! So fun! I love the cover too. Its absolutely perfect!

Also - congrats on the start of the blog tour! Whoo-hoo!!!!

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