PLEASE WELCOME LAURA TO BOOKHOUNDS YA
1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
Hmm, first that I can remember. Hard! I have vivid memories of reading The Boxcar Children, although I’m sure those weren’t the first I read all by myself. I’m looking forward to reading them again when my kids get old enough to enjoy them.
2. What are you reading right now?
I just finished Kelly Nelson’s The Keeper’s Council, to be released this winter. Next up: Infinity + One by Amy Harmon or Longing for Home by Sara Eden.
3. How does your garden grow?
On Pinterest. Sad, but true. I wish I had a garden! Growing up, we had two acres of orchards and gardens. Apples, corn on the cob, potatoes, peaches—yum! I miss it. My little family and I just moved from one state to another and are currently in transition, so no garden. Hopefully someday soon…
4. What is the last thing you Googled?
Barnes and Noble gift cards (to deliver a gift card to one of the winners from REWIND TO YOU’s online launch party). Boring answer. Sorry!
5. What makes you cringe?
Getting an IV or having my blood drawn. Eek! My veins are small and nurses typically struggle to get the needle in the right place. Not fun.
One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away.
But the past isn’t easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the guy with the intense blue eyes, athlete’s body, and weakness for pralines who scooped her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street.
When she’s with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now…
Laura Johnston lives in Utah with her husband and two children. Growing up with five siblings, a few horses, peach trees, beehives and gardens, she developed an active imagination and always loved a good story. She fell in love with the young adult genre both through her experience in high school as well as her job later as a high school teacher. Laura enjoys running, playing tennis, sewing, traveling, writing, and above all, spending time with her husband and kids. REWIND TO YOU is her debut novel.
Praise for the Book
“Johnston’s debut spotlights romance and familial relationships, including themes like grief and self-sacrifice. It’s an ideal story for readers looking for a deep-rooted YA love story with the emotional ups and downs and poignancy of a Nicholas Sparks contemporary. There’s also a touch of wit and a sigh-worthy hero – a definite on your TBR list.” – RT Book Reviews
“This is contemporary YA fiction at its best! –Kay Lynn Mangum, author of The Secret Journal of Brett Colton
“Rewind to You will steal your hear away.” –Kelly Nelson, author of The Keeper’s Saga
Blog Tour Giveaway
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