Friday, February 26, 2016

Spotlight on That Burning Summer

Today I am very excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Lydia Syson's That Burning Summer.  It is being published in the US (originally published in the UK) next January 2017.

Check out the gorgeous new US cover! I love historical fiction, especially when it takes place during WWII.  So, I definitely plan on checking this book out.  

Goodreads says, "It’s July 1940 in the fens outside of London. A plane crash-lands in the marsh, and sixteen-year-old Peggy finds its broken pilot—a young Polish airman named Henryk. Afraid and unwilling to return to the fight, Henryk needs a place to hide, and Peggy helps him find his way to a remote, abandoned church. Meanwhile, Peggy’s eleven-year-old brother Ernest is doing his best to try to understand the war happening around him. He’s reading all the pamphlets—he knows all the rules, he knows exactly what to do in every situation. He’s prepared, but not for Peggy’s hidden pilot.  Told in alternating points of view, this is a beautifully written story about growing up in wartime and finding the difference between following the rules and following your heart."

To learn more about Lydia Syson and That Burning Summer, follow her on Twitter and check out her website.  Don't forget to add That Burning Summer to your Goodreads TBR shelf! 

About Lydia Syson:
"Lydia Syson is a fifth-generation North Londoner who now lives south of the river with her partner and four children. After an early career as a BBC World Service Radio producer, she turned from the spoken to the written word, and developed an enduring obsession with history. Her PhD about poets, explorers and Timbuktu was followed by a biography of Britain’s first fertility guru, DOCTOR OF LOVE: JAMES GRAHAM AND HIS CELESTIAL BED, and then two YA novels for Hot Key Books set in the Spanish Civil War (A WORLD BETWEEN US - 2012) and World War Two (THAT BURNING SUMMER - 2013). LIBERTY’S FIRE (2015), a passionate tale of the Paris Commune of 1871, is the third of her novels to be inspired, very loosely, by family history: Lydia’s anarchist great-great-grandmother moved in Communard circles in late nineteenth-century London.  LAST HOPE, a contemporary ghost story with a political and historical twist, is among the exclusive resources available in 2015/16 to subscribers of the National Literacy’s Trust’s reading intervention programme, Premier League Football Stars.  Lydia Syson is an RLF Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a Visiting Lecturer at City University, London.  She is also is a History Girl, and a member of SAS, the SoA, the Historical Writers Association and CWISL

So, what do you guys think of the lovely cover? Let me know your thoughts! A big thank you to Lydia Syson and Sky Pony Press for having me take part in the cover reveal.  

Happy Friday,



8 comments:

  1. I like the cover. This sounds really good! Is it YA historical?

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    1. Me too! Yes, it's YA historical fiction. I'm glad you like the sound of it. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. Oh, WOW! This sounds like a great read, Christina! This is definitely one of my favorite time periods, so I'm looking forward to this one. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Me too, Tara. Thanks for checking out the cover reveal.

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  3. Ooo I love that cover Christina!!!! So vintage and gorgeous. And this book sounds like something my mother in law would LOVE so I'll definitely recommend to her.

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    1. Me too, Jenny. I like the vintage vibe as well. Thanks for sharing the news with your MIL and for visiting.

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  4. OH I am definitely adding this to my must-read list! I love reading about this era and sibling stories..and that gorgeous cover doesn't hurt either! :D

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    1. Me too. I love this time period. I'm glad you like the new cover as well! Thanks for visiting, Becky!

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