Hey everyone! I’m part of the blog tour for Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things, put together by the Fantastic Flying Book Club! I’m just doing a spotlight today, but I’ll be posting my review at a later date… you’ll understand why once I post the thing, but for now, here’s this book with a LOVELY cover, yay!
Mansfield, Massachusetts is the last place seventeen-year-old Edie Price wants to spend her final summer before college. It’s the home of wealthy suburbanites and prima donnas like Edie’s cousins, who are determined to distract her from her mother’s death with cute boys and Cinderella-style makeovers. Edie has her own plans, and they don’t include a prince charming.
But as Edie dives into schoolwork and applying for college scholarships, she finds herself drawn to two Mansfield boys who start vying for her attention. First there’s Sebastian, Edie’s childhood friend and first love. He’s sweet and smart and . . . already has a girlfriend. Then there’s Henry, the local bad boy and all-around player. He’s totally off limits, even if his kisses are chemically addictive.
Both boys are trouble. Edie can’t help but get caught between them. Someone’s heart is going to break. Now she just has to make sure it isn’t hers.
About the Author
Jacqueline Firkins is a writer, costume designer, and lover of beautiful things. She’s on the full-time faculty in the Department of Theatre & Film at the University of British Columbia where she also takes any writing class they’ll let her into. When not obsessing about where to put the buttons or the commas, she can be found running by the ocean, eating excessive amounts of gluten, listening to earnest love songs, and pretending her dog understands every word she says.
Firkins created a playlist for the book! Here’s what she says are the songs that best capture Edie and her story.
- Patty Griffin: Be Careful
- Tracey Chapman: Baby Can I Hold You
- Alanis Morissette: That I Would Be Good
- Ani DiFranco: As Is
- Brandi Carlile: Whatever You Do
- Sara Bareilles: Brave
- Jann Arden: Unloved
- Lisa Loeb: Falling in Love
- Missy Higgins: Where I Stood
- Tori Amos: A Sorta Fairytale
Check out Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things, releasing on December 17, 2019!