What I Thought Was True (Hardcover)

By Huntley Fitzpatrick

Dial Books, 9780803739093, 409pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2014

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Description

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to My Life Next Door is a magnetic, push-me-pull-me summer romance for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han.
Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her idyllic Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past--or the island--Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true--about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself--with what really is.
Huntley Fitzpatrick delivers another enticing summer read full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions, and a romance that will make every reader swoon.


About the Author

From the author of My Life Next Door comes a new swoony summertime romance


Praise For What I Thought Was True

PRAISE FOR MY LIFE NEXT DOOR:
   -   "Fitzpatrick's excellent first novel movingly captures the intensity of first love [and] the corrupting forces of power..." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
   -   "Samantha and Jase have chemistry that crackles: it's the novel's tender, awkward, sexy, dizzy-happy portrayal of first love that really makes it soar." (Horn Book)
   -   "The characters are dynamic and realistic. Strong narrative pacing adds to the whole sun-kissed package, which is on par with authors such as Sarah Dessen and Deb Caletti." (School Library Journal)
   -   "An almost perfect summer romance...[that] will have every girl who reads the novel wishing for a Jase of her own." (Kirkus Reviews)
   -   "Fitzpatrick perfectly captures the heady joys of first love while still dealing with everyday realities" (VOYA)
   -   "Jase and Samantha have a heart-warming romance every girl will envy." (Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series)
   -   "A wonderful read that will connect with your heart -- guaranteed!" (Lurlene McDaniel, bestselling author of Heart to Heart)
   -   "One of the best books I read this past year. . . . Wonderful, uplifting and beautifully written." (Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author)
   -   "A summer romance with depth." (The Boston Sunday Globe)
   -   Best First Book Finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards

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