Do you love Cathy Cassidy? HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE CATHY CASSIDY? LET ME HEAR YOU SCREEEEAMMM!!
Here at GHB we are SO OVEREXCITED IT’S NOT EVEN TRUE because we are able to bring you this AWESOME cover reveal! YES – this is the brand new cover for Cathy’s final Chocolate Box Girls book FORTUNE COOKIE!
Before you all rush out to buy it, we have to impart the HEARTBREAKING NEWS that Fortune Cookie won’t actually be in the shops until JUNE 2015. AAARGH, we hear you sob, how can we possibly wait that long?! You can, of course, pre-order it on Amazon, just to make sure you don’t miss it when it’s published…(AS IF!)
To make the pain of waiting even greater, we can make you whimper at this droolsome glimpse into the new story…
Move over Chocolate Box Girls, there’s a new boy in town…
After the amazing twist at the end of Sweet Honey, the sixth and final book in Cathy Cassidy’s Chocolate Box Girls series follows Jake, the Tanberry sisters’ newly discovered half-brother…
As if the bombshell that he had three half-sisters wasn’t enough, Jake’s life in London is turning into a nightmare. He has nowhere to run – except for maybe his new family in Somerset… But Jake knows next to nothing about the Tanberrys. Will he be welcome there? And even if he is, can anyone really help him turn things around?
And we can even bring you this behind-the-scenes chat from the fab cover designer, Sara Chadwick-Holmes!
“I got the idea for how Fortune Cookie should look very organically – when I heard the title I was instantly in Chinatown, all the sights and sounds and scents that place evokes in my head. Sweet Honey was super hot pink to reflect Honey’s fiery temper and the heat of Australia, Coco Caramel was sugared-almond pink to reflect Coco’s sweetness, Summer’s Dream was the pale yellow of a delicate summer sorbet, Marshmallow Skye was a slightly misty twilight blue like Skye’s dreamy ghostly love story, and Cherry Crush was of course the cherry red of her namesake.
Jake, I decided, should be a jade green. He is a city boy who discovers he loves being outside with nature, hanging out under the branches of a willow tree by the banks of a river near Tanglewood… The willow pattern I have depicted is a beautiful love story from Ancient China where two star-crossed lovers who aren’t allowed to be together run away and are turned into a pair of doves by the gods. The symbolism of running away and being as free as a bird rather suited Jake’s story. I kept the colours a little muted, which gave the cover the feel of the satiny fabric that Chinese cheongsam dresses are made of.
The chocolate for Jake shows a Chinese symbol of Good Fortune, and the other chocolates you might recognise, as they are all the other Chocolate Box Girls’ chocolates. This story is the bringing together of all the characters and I felt it was right to show all the siblings together on this last book in the series.
I love this jacket, and really hope you love the story inside.
Just to make your cups runneth over (it’s a poetic thing, don’t ask), we will leave you with Cathy herself telling you all about her brand new book!
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(And if you can’t POSSIBLY wait until next June for FORTUNE COOKIE, you’ll be thrilled to know that there will be a new e-short from Cathy coming in October – Moon and Stars sees Finch return to Tanglewood, just in time for Halloween…HURRAH!!)
I knew there would have to be another book in the series after the ending of Sweet Honey! My favourite is still Summer’s Dream, it is so sensitively written. Very interesting to read about the cover designs – excellent post 😀
YAY! Cathy’s FAB!! 😀