Mia's Summer Job List... We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler (Guest Post & #Giveaway)

Welcome to my tour stop! Check out a fun post from the author and the tour giveaway below...

We Were Beautiful
By Heather Hepler
YA Contemporary
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 304 Pages
April 2nd 2019 by Blink


It's been a year since fifteen-year-old Mia Hopkins was in the car crash that killed her older sister and left her terribly scarred. The doctors tell her she was lucky to survive. Her therapist says it will take time to heal. The police reports claim there were trace amounts of alcohol in her bloodstream. But no matter how much she tries to reconstruct the events of that fateful night, Mia's memory is spotty at best. She's left with accusations, rumors, and guilt so powerful it could consume her.

As the rest of Mia's family struggles with their own grief, Mia is sent to New York City to spend the summer with a grandmother she's never met. All Mia wants to do is hide from the world, but instead she's stuck with a summer job in the bustling kitchens of the cafe down the street. There she meets Fig--blue-haired, friendly, and vivacious--who takes Mia under her wing. As Mia gets to know Fig and her friends--including Cooper, the artistic boy who is always on Mia's mind--she realizes that she's not the only one with a painful past.

Over the summer, Mia begins to learn that redemption isn't as impossible as she once thought, but her scars inside run deep and aren't nearly so simple to heal ... especially when Mia finally pieces together her memories of the night Rachel died.

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Guest Post:
Mia’s Top Ten Things she learned from Her Summer Job
  1. Never run out of coffee. 
  2. Don’t overmix the muffins or you’ll end up with hockey pucks. 
  3. Always set a timer – you’ll get distracted and burn the caramel (again!) 
  4. There is no such thing as enough chocolate. 
  5. Bake twice as many gingerbread girls as gingerbread boys. 
  6. Yelling doesn’t mean angry. Some people are just loud. 
  7. Joey can always be persuaded to bring in the dairy order if there are cookies involved. 
  8. Don’t question the cannoli. They are sacred. 
  9. Nonna is always right. (Even when she’s wrong.) 
  10. That weird smell behind the building is just New York in summer. It’s normal.

About the Author

Heather Hepler is the author of several books for teens and tweens, including Frosted Kisses (Scholastic, 2015), Love? Maybe (Dial, 2012) and The Cupcake Queen (Dutton, 2009).

She loves tomato soup, fat cats, and hiking. (Not necessarily in that order.) She's lived in East Texas, Alaska, and Death Valley. Currently she, her son, their two spoiled cats, and their ridiculously smart dog live in Downeast Maine.

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5 Finished copies of We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler (USA only)
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