Happy Friday, friends! We made it through another week and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing a breathtaking new book cover here on Pop! Goes The Reader. I’m thrilled to have partnered with Owl Hollow Press to host the exclusive cover reveal for The Poppy and The Rose by Ashlee Cowles, featuring breathtaking design and artwork by Stephanie Paradis!
Coming to a bookstore and library near you on October 6th 2020 from Owl Hollow Press, Ashlee Cowles’ young adult novel, The Poppy and The Rose, has been described as an intriguing blend of historical fiction, romance and Gothic mystery that takes place both during the fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic and in the more recent past in the year 2010. In it, “a teen girl must unravel clues from a strange English manor and a young heiress’s diary, discovering a web of family secrets dating back to the Titanic.” (As described in the book deal announcement) Please read on to learn more about The Poppy and The Rose, including a glimpse at the novel’s stunning cover and fascinating synopsis!
About Ashlee Cowles
Ashlee Cowles is the author of Beneath Wandering Stars, winner of the Colorado Book Award. She wishes time travel was real, but until that happens, writing books is the next best thing.
Raised in a military family without roots, Ashlee spent her teen years in Europe and enjoys traveling the world almost as much as she loves telling stories.
Ashlee is represented by Shannon Hassan of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Cover design and art by Stephanie Paradis
Title The Poppy and The Rose
Author Ashlee Cowles
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Publication Date October 6th 2020 by Owl Hollow Press
Genre Historical Fiction, Gothic Mystery
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1912: Ava Knight, a teen heiress, boards the Titanic to escape the shadow of her unstable mother and to fulfill her dream of becoming a photographer in New York. During the journey she meets three people that will change her life: a handsome sailor, a soldier in the secret Black Hand society that will trigger World War I, and a woman with clairvoyant abilities. When disaster strikes the ship, family betrayals come to light.
2010: When Taylor Romano arrives in Oxford for a summer journalism program, something feels off. Not only is she greeted by a young, Rolls Royce-driving chauffeur, but he invites her to tea with Lady Mae Knight of Meadowbrook Manor, an old house with a cursed history going back to the days of Henry VIII. Lady Knight seems to know a strange amount about Taylor and her family problems, but before Taylor can learn more, the elderly woman dies, leaving as the only clue an old diary.
With the help of the diary, a brooding chauffeur, and some historical sleuthing, Taylor must uncover the link between Ava’s past and her own…