When the Butterflies Came – Cover Reveal!

One of my most favorite things as an author is promoting author friends’ new books. Today I have the thrill of revealing the cover on my friend, Kimberley Griffith Little’s, latest Middle Grade novel with the winsome title, WHEN BUTTERFLIES CAME, to be released in the Spring of 2013. This is so on my to-be-bought-as-soon-as-published list! Though, truly I am hoping to win an ARC to review the book early! If you are too, please hop on over to Kimberley’s blog where an ARC of “When the Butterflies Came” is just one of  many great giveaway prizes you could win! Do check out Kimberley’s other great MG and YA books while you are there!

Synopsis Cover Copy:
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.
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18 Responses to When the Butterflies Came – Cover Reveal!

  1. Oh wow, the book cover looks so dazzling. Such generosity of spirit you have, dear Joanna, in promoting a book’s friend – and apparently with good reason. Thank you for introducing me to this.

  2. A lovely review Joanna. I just love the cover of this book. Certainly is a must read.

  3. I, too, must read this the instant it’s published (although I, too, am hoping to win an ARC!!!) The cover is gorgeous and evocative, and the synopsis caught me right away when I read it on Kimberley’s site. Bring on 2013!!!

  4. Joanna says:

    Well, may the best women win the ARC, Beth. 🙂

  5. I love seeing my book here – thank you so much for posting this, Joanna! You are a great friend.

    And for those who cannot wait (like me! Oh, the waiting is the worst part!) – you can read my first two Scholastic books – because there are little threads that link all the books together and a little surprise at the end of CIRCLE OF SECRETS that links back to THE HEALING SPELL. Each book is a different character and a stand-alone, but BUTTERFLY has some fun little things, too. Hopefully your local libraries have the books. 🙂

    Thanks for all the comments and kudos, everyone!

  6. Love the cover and thanks for sharing. Sounds like a good book!

  7. Great review Joanna. I really want to read this book too. I like the plot and it sounds like a great mystery. Finding that I enjoy MG.

  8. This looks and sounds WONDERFUL! I think it’s going on my “needs-to-be-purchased-as-soon-as-published” list too! I love it! How exciting! And I just noticed your book up top! That’s so exciting. I’ve been out of the blogosphere for a month and come back to find great things! My 2 year old is in love with the pic up top, so obviously we need to get it! 🙂 Congrats!

    • Joanna says:

      Mysteries were some of my real favorites as a Middle Grader and that’ hasn’t really changed much.Make sure you hop over to Kimberley’s blog and sign up for all the giveaways!

      How sweet that your two year old likes SNOW GAMES cover. 🙂 You can have a look at it here, Leigh : http://utales.com/books/snow-games-3

  9. What a lovely cover! And the book sounds terrific – I totally want to read it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. I haven’t read too many middle grades. The cover looks delightful. The story from the cover copy hooks me.

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