Cover Reveal + Pre-orders!

IT’S HERE! 🎉 The cover of my upcoming second chance, small town romance, A SMILE IN A WHISPER!

🎉 Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m so grateful to the talented artists who made this cover possible:
• the loving couple photo was taken by @philchester
• the Orkney Scapa Beach photo was snapped by @canadiangirl_abroad
• the cover was designed by ThinkTank

A SMILE IN A WHISPER is my sixth novel and it’s a past/present second chance romance set in Orkney, the archipelago of islands off the north coast of Scotland. It will be published in ebook and paperback on August 10th, and has received three amazing industry reviews including an EDITOR’S PICK from Publishers Weekly Booklife and a STARRED REVIEW from BlueInk Review.

It’s romantic and swoony, angsty and a little heartbreaking, and if you enjoyed Christina Lauren’s LOVE & OTHER WORDS, Carley Fortune’s EVERY SUMMER AFTER, or Chloe Liese’s WITH YOU FOREVER, then A SMILE IN A WHISPER is perfect for you!

It also takes you to my ancestral home of the Orkney Islands, and I cannot wait for you to visit the land of endless sea and sky!

What else will you get?

  • ✔️alternating timelines past and present
  • ✔️dual deep POV
  • ✔️first loves, second chances
  • ✔️angst and nostalgic summer memories on a small Scottish island
  • ✔️caretaking trope
  • ✔️Crohn’s disease rep
  • ✔️panic attacks rep
  • ✔️a former child star
  • ✔️seals, puffins, and orcas!
  • ✔️open door steam

Here’s the description:

A SMILE IN A WHISPER is a dual timeline love story ideal for fans of Christina Lauren’s Love and Other Words and Carley Fortune’s Every Summer After.

NOT ALL FAREWELLS ARE FOREVER…

Evie Sutherland throws herself into everything. Like many on Scotland’s picturesque Orkney Islands, she works several jobs: managing her family’s shop, researching genealogy for tourists, and writing historical romance novels. Evie aces most challenges—except love. With a childhood diagnosis of Crohn’s disease and a disastrous dating history, Evie has convinced herself that guys won’t date the “sick girl” and the blame falls on the shoulders of her first love, a famous boy from London who spent his summers on her island.

To the outside world, Nikolai Balfour lives a charmed life. Starring in a popular British TV series as a teen, young Nick stole fans’ hearts from the Isle of Wight to Shetland. However, that was a lifetime ago, and the years since have been filled with “Didn’t you used to be…” moments, career wrong-turns, and empty relationships. Now finding success behind the cameras, Nick is still racked with regret and guilt over how things ended with the Orcadian girl he’d loved and left behind.

But when a television series filming in Orkney blows Nick back into Evie’s quiet life, they’re forced to face their heartbreaking past and revisit old secrets that should never have been kept.

Unfolding in alternating past and present timelines, A Smile in a Whisper is a touching story of first love and second chances, and the enduring summer memories that shape us.

You can preorder the ebook now for only $0.99 US here. Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Apple Books.

Prefer paperbacks? I have TWO amazing paperback + swag pre-orders happening – one with Love’s Sweet Arrow in the States, the other with Happily Ever After Books in Canada!

You’ll receive the gorgeous paperback PLUS a whole bunch of exclusive swag (stickers, magnets, signed bookplates, a word search puzzle, exclusive custom-made ASIAW pencil from Longhand Pencils, and exclusive Liz Parkes illustrated art!) Quantities are limited so act fast. To order from Love’s Sweet Arrow in the U.S., click here to reserve yours now. To pre-order from Happily Ever After Books in Canada, click here.

Prefer to pre-order the paperback only (without swag)? I’ve got you! Barnes & Noble have a paperback pre-order, or if you’d like to support indie booksellers, you can pre-order the paperback for A SMILE IN A WHISPER from Bookshop.org.

Tell your friends! Tell your bookclub! Any shares of my indie love story on social media would be so appreciated!

And don’t forget to add A SMILE IN A WHISPER to your Goodreads via this link.

I hope you enjoy Evie and Nick’s love story! It’s a tale that’s very close to my heart due to the Crohn’s and panic attack aspects as well as Orkney where my grandmother’s family hails from.