Sometimes, it’s a single line in summary that hooks me. That isn’t to say that the rest of the summary isn’t good or interesting, just that that one line is incredibly intriguing.
A lot of summaries try to pull it off, but end up with something a little closer to cliched. That’s not the case for What The Valley Knows, by Heather Christie. The last line of this summary, which I’ll show you in a moment, grabbed my attention and has yet to let go.
Add in the fact that this cover pulls back to mind the romance in the story, and you’ve got yourself a cover that shouldn’t have too much trouble selling the book. Click on through to take a look.
What do you think? That’s such a cozy, loving scene–perfectly suited to a YA romance novel. Between it and that last line I mentioned, I didn’t hesitate to add the book to my to-read list.
About the book
Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship and jealousy.
When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team’s hero, Wade Thornton—a nice guy with a bad drinking habit—longtime friendships are threatened and a popular cheerleader tries to turn the school against Molly.
The young couple’s future is shattered when Wade, drunk, wrecks his truck and Molly is thrown through the windshield. She wakes from a coma to find her beauty marred and her memory full of holes. As she struggles to heal, she becomes sure that something terrible happened before the accident. And there is somebody in the valley who doesn’t want her to remember.
About the author
Heather Christie grew up in rural Pennsylvania and, at age seventeen, took off for New York City in hopes of becoming a movie star. Flash forward several decades, a couple degrees, a bunch of cats, two kids and one husband later, she’s back in Pennsylvania writing her heart out and chasing dreams again. She loves to read, run, drink tea, and make Sunday dinner. Follow her blog at www.HeatherChristieBooks.com and say “hello” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.