Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SINCE WE LAST SPOKE by Brenda Rufener, releasing on April 2, 2019 from Harper Teen. Before we get to the reveal, here's a note from Brenda:
I couldn’t be more excited to introduce Aggi and Max’s heartbreaking yet hopeful story to all of you! SINCE WE LAST SPOKE is my second YA contemporary novel, and once again HarperTeen’s design team has blown me away with a gorgeous cover I can’t wait to share. Special thanks to designer Joel Tippie and artist Helen Crawford-White who were able to capture the true essence of the book and present it in a creative and artful way. I hope you adore this cover as much as I do.
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SINCE WE LAST SPOKE
By: Brenda Rufener
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Publisher: Harper Teen
When true love is shattered by tragedy—how much would you risk to save it all?
When Aggi Frank and Max Granger finally admitted their feelings for each other last December, it felt like love was beautiful and endless... until it wasn’t.
A fatal car accident involving their older siblings throws their lives into sudden chaos. And with a restraining order now in place between the two bitter households, Aggi and Max’s love runs cold. Being together again seems like a distant fantasy, even though they share the same driveway.
Still, Plum Lake is a small town, and staying apart can’t last forever. Aggi and Max eventually reunite at a lake-house party hosted by a mutual friend and break the ice after a year of silence. But just as they begin to rebuild their relationship, the unthinkable happens when Aggi’s little sister, Grace, ﬂees from home after their father spirals into a ﬁt of rage. With a support system of friends close by, Aggi and Max must confront each other and their families in the hopes of mending all the broken pieces.
In her second heartbreaking and uplifting novel, author Brenda Rufener (Where I Live) captures the ups and downs of teen love in the face of grief, the fragile balance of family relations, and the rocky journey to healing, peace, and forgiveness.
Brenda Rufener is a technical writer turned novelist and the author of Where I Live, which Bustle named a most anticipated YA contemporary book hitting shelves in 2018 and Jennifer Niven called a “hard-hitting novel filled with hope.” Since We Last Spoke, Brenda’s second young adult novel, publishes in April 2019. When not writing, Brenda enjoys hiking the woods of North Carolina and spending time with her family.
Author photo credit: Carolyn Scott Photography
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