Monday, May 23, 2016

The Secret of Goldenrod: Cover Sneak Peak

This week we have an early look at MFAC alum Jane O'Reilly's upcoming book, The Secret of Goldenrod.

Story Summary:
When Trina and her father move into Goldenrod, an abandoned Victorian mansion, Trina hopes she will finally have a place to call home--and a chance to make friends at her new school. But school doesn’t go as planned and, and Goldenrod might be haunted.

Then Trina discovers Augustine, a tiny—and very unusual—porcelain doll that belonged to the little girl who lived at Goldenrod a century ago. With help from Augustine, Trina realizes Goldenrod is trying to tell her an important secret, one that may just change her life.

"I am thrilled to be able to share the process and the cover reveal among the Hamline community," says Jane.

The Secret of Goldenrod will be released on October 1, 2016 through CarolRhonda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing.

12 comments:

  1. I love the cover! And the story sounds delightfully creepy. :-D

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca. I hope I achieved
      delightfully creepy.

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  2. Jane, you are an inspiration to all of us. Rebecca is right, a great creep story, and a great creepy cover.

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  3. I. Can't. Wait. From your # 1 Fan, or very close to it. :0)

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    1. Will you still be my number one fan when you see I spelled your name wrong in my acknowledgements? Soooo sorry.

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  4. Congratulations, Jane! You've hooked me - can't wait to read it!

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  5. I can't wait to read this book, Jane. I am excited to share it with my fifth graders next year! I think I knew you way back in our Honeywell days! What an exciting career path you have taken!

    Lynnae Hinrichs Anderson

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    1. Of course I remember you! And fifth grade is the perfect age for this book. Keep in mind that I'd love to pay your class a visit.

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    2. We would love that! We can maybe find a date for next fall! Good luck with your release.

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  6. October cannot come soon enough. I've already pre-ordered my copy. Your voice really stood out at Hamline student readings. Anticipating a beautifully written story with lots of heart.

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