First Impression – Words in Deep Blue

From Cath Crowley, author of Graffiti Moon, comes a story of loss and desire, confidence and longing.  Propelled by the message concealed in the pages of a favorite book tucked in the stacks of a neighborhood bookshop

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones.  The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop.  She waited.  But Henry never came.

Now Rachel has returned to the city – and to the bookshop – to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life.  But Rachel needs the distraction.  Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore.  

As Henry and Rachel work side by side – surrounded by books watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages – they find hope in each other.  Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes, But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.

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Cath Crowley lives, writes, and teaches in Melbourne, Australia.  She is the author of seven novels, including the Gracie Faltrain Trilogy.

Follow her on Twitter at @CathCrowley or online at CathCrowleyAuthor

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