Expected Publication: July 1, 2013
Genre: Mature Young Adult Contemporary Romance
That’s not what happens.
Fresh off the plane and barely on American soil more than a handful of minutes, Francesca’s face is recognized by TSA scanners to be a match for a child who was kidnapped twelve years ago.
Brody Mason remembers the day Fiona Sullivan went missing during a family vacation in Italy and it’s haunted him his whole life. So when Francesca shows up at the Sullivan farm down the road, he’s compelled to figure out if this girl really is his long lost friend.
But Francesca knows she’s not Fiona Sullivan. She knows exactly who she is. At least she thinks she knows – until Brody Mason relentlessly pursues her and she begins to have feelings for him. Maybe being Fiona isn’t so bad?
Reality becomes blurred, secrets are revealed, and life will never be the same when the final questions are answered: Is she Francesca or Fiona? And where does she really belong?
Losing Francesca is a YA/NA crossover contemporary romance.
“A ‘you must drop everything and read this’ kind of story.” – Author Alexia Purdy @ http://alexiaepurdy.blogspot.com/
“…this book is so sweet and full of emotions and I loved it. I couldn’t stop reading.” – Lola @ Lola’s Reviews!
“This. Was. Great!!!!! It was amazing! I loved it!” – Kimberly @ Kimberly’s Novel Notes!
I lie back on the beach and put my hands behind my head. “So, we’re gonna spend the whole summer hanging out and I’m not allowed to get to know you even in the most basic and simple ways? Is that how this is gonna go, Fee?”
She lies back next to me and turns on her side, her eyes searching mine. “Why do you insist that I am her? I’m not her, Brody. This fact will hurt you if you don’t accept it and I don’t want to hurt you. You’re nice, I like you, but I’m not that girl.”
“I want you to be her.” I tell her truthfully. “I so, so want you to be her, Francesca. I cannot even explain how much I want to talk to her again. How much I want to tell her about all the days we never shared, to tell her that I thought of her at the end of every single one of them and that I prayed to God for years, every night, on my fucking knees, that she’d come back. I want to give her the Fruit Roll-Up I brought to school that first day back after summer vacation. That stupid Fruit Roll-Up that I still have hidden away, because I had this faith as a kid. This unwavering faith that only a kid can have that one day my friend would be back. And when she finally showed up, I’d give her that stupid snack to show her how much I missed her. And to prove myself to her. Because that little girl was my soulmate.”
She frowns so deep it makes me hold my breath.
“I’m sorry,” I say, turning my head to stare up at the sky. “I shouldn’t tell you this stuff, I’m sorry.” I’m projecting, that’s what I’m doing. I want Francesca to be my Fee so bad I’m starting to believe it myself, even as she sits here and tells me straight up she’s not her.
Her hand touches my cheek and I look back over.
“You can ask me one question, but it can’t be about my other life.”
I laugh. “What good does that do me?”
“Well, you can ask about things, but not my family, or school, or the places I’ve lived.”
“Give me a for example, because I’m not seeing the difference.”
She sighs and turns away, biting on her thumbnail a little. “OK,” she says, turning back. “For example, I’ll ask you the first question and you answer, then I’ll answer the same question for you.”
She chews on her bottom lip this time. Clearly she is nervous. “All right, tell me about the best day of your life.”
I sit up and stare down at her. “The best day of my life?”
“Today, Fee. The best day of my life is today.”
This sounds like an amazing read! Much success to you!!!
J. Anne Huss
In books: yes. Real life: not so much.
Thanks for the giveaway. I can’t wait to read Losing Francesca! 😀
Can’t wait to read it!
yes, I do believe in soul mates.
YES! My husband is my soul mate and I knew it by the end of our first date.
I do believe in soul mates. A romantic notion, I know. 😉
I’m really looking forward to Losing Francesca, Julie.
I believe it doesnt happen often but I do believe
I absolutely believe in soulmates, however I also believe that a lot of human distractions can come in between people-even two people destined for each other
Yes, but they are few and far between
Yes I do believe in soulmates, my parents are the prove….they are soulmates… so I hope someday I found mine
I really do believe in soulmates! I think soul mates are people who met in another life.
Yes, I think when you meet your soulmate you just know that is the person you’re supposed to spend your life with.
I believe in Soul Mates…Still looking for mine, I think he got lost somewhere…you know how guys don’t like to stop and ask directions!!!
The book sounds fantastic. I’d love to read it. I do believe in Soul Mates. I new I would marry my man as soon as I met him. We’re still together 25 years later.
I do not believe in soul mates. I believe that there are many possible wonderful partners out there for each of us.
Ashtrie Karana Putrie
I believe in soul mate like I believe in Heaven and Hell. I know it exist but haven’t feel it yet.
I would like to believe in them.
I do I married mine
J. Anne Huss
i do and hope my does two we have be hell and back so it great to be here and then the contestis great
I’m probably one of the few here who do not believe in soul mates; I don’t believe that there is one guy out there destined for me. However, I do believe in finding someone who makes you laugh, who brings out the best in you, who supports you, who puts you above all else and you both work to make the relationship last.
Yes, I do
I do not believe in soul mates. Looks like an amazing book!
Thank you so much for the giveaway I actually believe in soul mates I look at my parents and I know this is the best example I can get
Soul mates?? In books then of course haha, but real life? That I’m rather doubtful not so sure, but I still do hope I will be able to find mine
Yes, I do. I waited 42 years but finally found mine.
If you would have asked me this about a year ago then I would have told you that the theory of soul mates were something of a legend and didn’t exist. However, things change and I ended up actually finding someone who I would totally say is my soul mate. He turned out to be my best friend first. It’s crazy and totally out of a book, lmao which I find too funny but totally happened. I do have to say though that while I am starting to believe in the whole soul mate thing I do not believe there is only one person in this world for us. People come and go in our lives for many different reasons and things happen in relationships that we can’t change but that doesn’t mean there isn’t going to be anyone else come into our lives but if we are lucky then our lives will be full of different and loving soul mates.