Happy Thursday everyone. I’m currently under sedation at a dentist’s office much to my horror but I’m still here to post about a book that I’m anxious to read. It’s called Walking on Trampolines (love the title!) by Frances Whiting and it releases on February 3. Today I’ve got a spotlight for you but I’ll be reviewing this one for you come March so stay on the lookout for that. Two of my favorite authors – Beth Hoffman and Liane Moriarty – have praised this book so I’m pretty sure I’m in for a really good read. In the meantime enjoy the spotlight and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for your chance to win a copy!
Praised as “a tender exploration of friendship, families, and first love” (Liane Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret), this coming-of-age novel from bestselling author Frances Whiting is equal parts heartwarming, accessible, and thought provoking.
“Tallulah de Longland,” she said slowly, letting all the Ls in my name loll about lazily in her mouth before passing judgment. “That,” she announced, “is a serious glamorgeous name.”
From the day Annabelle Andrews sashays into her classroom, Tallulah ‘Lulu’ de Longland is bewitched: by Annabelle, by her family, and by their sprawling, crumbling house tumbling down to the river.
Their unlikely friendship intensifies through a secret language where they share confidences about their unusual mothers, first loves, and growing up in the small coastal town of Juniper Bay. But the euphoria of youth rarely lasts, and the implosion that destroys their friendship leaves lasting scars and a legacy of self-doubt that haunts Lulu into adulthood.
Years later, Lulu is presented with a choice: remain the perpetual good girl who misses out, or finally step out from the shadows and do something extraordinary. And possibly unforgivable…
It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce.
Advance praise for WALKING ON TRAMPOLINES:
“Tender, madcap, and ultimately bittersweet, Walking on Trampolines chronicles the delightfully zigzag journey of a late bloomer who discovers her truest self in the most surprising ways.”
-BETH HOFFMAN, New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Me and Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
“A tender exploration of friendship, families, and first love.”
– LIANE MORIARTY, New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret
About the Author
Frances Whiting is one of Australia’s best known and most popular writers. A senior feature writer for Queensland’s premier weekend magazine, Q Weekend in the Courier Mail, Frances is also a much loved columnist for the Sunday Mail, and other Sunday newspapers around Australia, with her weekly column now in its nineteenth year. Two bestselling collections of her columns have been published in Australia: Oh to Be a Marching Girl (2003), and That’s a Home Run, Tiger! (2006). Frances lives in Brisbane, Queensland with her husband and two children.
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