This is a quick post to say thank you to my fellow authors and friends who so graciously and generously took the time to read The Blue Bottle manuscript and write blurbs for the book’s cover: Liz Michalski, Tara Masih, Mary M. Slechta and Stephen P. O’Connor. They are all very talented writers and super nice people. I encourage you to visit their author sites and especially to check out their work. You won’t be disappointed.
Here’s a Sneak Preview:
In this enchanting debut novel, Provost captures the haunting beauty of New England lore in a modern tale of a plucky seventh grader discovering her link to the sea folk, and the heart-pounding race to save her town.
— Mary M. Slechta, author of Wreckage on a Watery Moon and The Spoonmaker’s Diamond
The Blue Bottle reminded me of the magic found in my favorite childhood books. It’s a charming story filled with wonder and adventure, a world for readers to get lost in. Grab some lemonade, find a shady spot and prepare to enjoy
— Liz Michalski, author of Evenfall
The Blue Bottle is a book I would have loved to have curled up with as a young reader during summer vacation. It is an absorbing, imaginative novel that captures the historical essence of small-town coastal New England. Well-plotted with surprising touches of engaging magical realism, The Blue Bottle will appeal to both children and their parents.
—Tara Lynn Masih, author of My Real Name Is Hanna, a Skipping Stones Honor Award Book
It’s probably not fair that thirteen-year-old Charlotte Hale is called upon to save Cape Ann, and maybe the world. After all, she’s got plenty of problems of her own. But the evil powers that have arisen out of what many thought was just an old legend should not underestimate her. Charlotte is a keen-eyed, resourceful sleuth with sea-going in her blood. And she never gives up. A beautiful setting, mythical creatures, mystery and danger! What young reader could put The Blue Bottle down?
— Stephen P. O’Connor, author of The Spy in the City of Books, Smokestack Lightning and The Witch at Rivermouth