Hi All! My next book, Under the Bottle Bridge, will be released by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on September 5th, 2017! You can add it to your Goodreads account HERE, but for now you can see it up on Amazon here.
The setting is the fictional town of Gilbreth, New York, a place that puts great stock in traditional arts~weavers, blacksmiths, silversmiths, glassblowers, bakers, herbalists, and the like. My protagonist, young Minna Treat, comes from a long line of woodworkers that can be traced back to the founding of Gilbreth. She and her uncle (who's also her legal guardian) are the very last of the Treats... and if Minna can't find a solution, they may be the first to leave the place that's been their family home for generations.
It's a story of bridges, secrets, legacy, message bottles, seasons of change, family, hearth milk, and things lost and found. I'll do an ARC giveaway in the coming months, but for now, I'm so pleased to share the cover with you.
The artist, the incredible Sonia Kretschmar, did such an amazing job of capturing the heart of the novel (the official summary is below). I hope you love it as much as I do!
In the weeks leading up to Gilbreth, New York's annual AutumnFest, 12-year-old woodcraft legacy Minna Treat is struggling with looming deadlines, an uncle trying to hide Very Bad News, and a secret personal quest. When she discovers mysterious bottle messages under one of the village's 300-year-old bridges, she can't help but wonder who's leaving them, what they mean, and, most importantly... could the messages be for her?
Along with best friend Crash and a mystery-loving newcomer full of suspicious theories, Minna is determined to discover whether the bottles are miraculously leading her toward long-lost answers she's been looking for, or drawing her into a disaster of historic proportions.
Hooraaaay, Jess! It's beautiful, and so perfectly autumnal! Can't wait to read it.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Tara!Delete
What a gorgeous cover! I'm thrilled for you Jess, and I look forward to reading the book.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joanne! I'm looking forward to seeing you at K.M. Walton's book launch in March, if not sooner :)Delete
Hooray!!!!!!! Beautiful! I can't wait.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Faith! You and Old-Fashioned, New-Fangled Girls are in my thoughts~ I'm pulling for both of ya!Delete
Oh, this is my favorite cover yet! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
I just finished Nooks and Crannies while my husband finished Waiting for Augusta (and he really liked it, and that's saying a lot:) and now we are going to swap. Well done; really great writing and characters.
Thanks, Amy! And a big thanks to you and your husband for reading my other books :)Delete
You're right, Jessica, that cover is gorgeous. Congrats on finishing another book. Perhaps in the near future you can post about your productivity tricks? ;) Can't wait to read.ReplyDelete
Ha! Oh, Julia, if you knew how productive I'd been for the last month with my writing, you would laugh :) Thanks for the cover love!Delete
Ooh, so pretty! Love all the colors to be found, an of course, that magical looking bottle. Congrats!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Leandra!Delete
So pretty! Congrats.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kate~ I'm so glad they hired Sonia :)Delete
Lovely. I'm so excited for you--and for me when the book finally comes out! <3ReplyDelete
Thank you! And I'm excited for WILL NOLAN!Delete
Love your cover! And sounds like a great story!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Natalie!Delete
Loving the covered bridge and the squirrel hiding in the autumn leaves, congratulations!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm fond of the squirrel as well :)Delete
Jess, so happy for you on another book, and the cover is fantastic. I have to tell you that I actually just finished Waiting for Augusta--as a matter of fact the copy is still on my desk. I loved it! Now I'm looking forward to reading Under the Bottle Bridge. Congratulations :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Kenda! And awwww, thank you for reading Augusta!Delete
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