The one where I share the cover and blurb for The Start of Something Wonderful

Today is the official cover reveal day for my next release, The Start of Something Wonderful, and I don’t think it’s possible for me to be more in love with one of my book covers than I am with this one. So here it is…

Isn’t it a stunner? Each time I have a cover reveal, I say it’s my new favourite but this has gone right to the top of the charts for me. There’s new branding with my name no longer in an arch and the ‘million-copy bestseller’ tagline which still feels like a dream. It’s so brilliantly representative of the Lake District National Park and perfect for the story.

My main character is Autumn Laine, an illustrator for a greetings cards company, and that’s her on the wooden cover looking out over Derwent Water.

I loved writing this book so much and am already really excited about starting book 2 in the series really soon (untitled so far but out in January 2024).

You can pre-order The Start of Something Wonderful on Kindle right now – do so here – and it will go up for pre-order on other eBook platforms and Audible nearer the time. The audio version hasn’t been recorded yet as we’re just at the final proofread stage with it. ALL versions – audio, digital and print – will be out at the same time on the publication day of 17th July.

I have so much to tell you about the setting and the inspiration behind the story but I’ll save all that until the book is out there.

In the meantime, here’s the full blurb:

Autumn Laine has lost her creative sparkle. After losing her grandad and her job as an illustrator in quick succession, she is at a crossroads in life and needs a break. Spending time with her parents in Paris, even in the artistic community of Montmartre, doesn’t appear to be the answer.

So when her penpal, Rosie, invites her to stay in the Lake District, Autumn jumps at the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of Paris. After all, where better to re-discover her creativity than the place which inspired her heroine, Beatrix Potter?

Arriving at the picturesque lakeside village of Willowdale, Autumn is swept up by the beauty and magic of the stunning landscape. Welcomed into the community with open arms, she slowly starts to feel like herself again as her creative instincts re-ignite. 

But when she meets Dane, who has escaped to the Lakes for his own reasons, will Autumn’s walls come down to let someone in again after so long? Or will the secrets of her past continue to hold her back?

A new beginning is a daunting prospect, but could it be the start of something wonderful too..?
Join million-copy bestseller Jessica Redland for a brand new series, full of love, friendship and community.

Big hugs
Jessica xx

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