It Started with Goodbye Tour/Giveaway

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Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Tatum fills her newfound free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night (which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client). When Tatum discovers she’s not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends. Equipped with a new perspective, and assisted by her feisty step-abuela-slash-fairy-
godmother, Tatum is ready to start fresh and maybe even get her happy ending along the way.


"You won't be able to put this book down. This heartfelt read totally sucked me in. A (Prince) Charming read." -- Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan

"Honest, fun,and entirely compelling, this is a story about how being in the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to a whole lot of right. Tatum is a character you'll relate to, cheer for, and want to befriend." -- Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Firsts

"Tatum's complex and realistic relationships with her friends, family and the potential love interest will have you savoring every chapter while heavily anticipating the next. It Started With Goodbye is an adorable and clever contemporary that will enthrall you with its fairytale-esque charm." -- Ami Allen-Vath, author of Liars and Losers Like Us

"I loved this fun, contemporary take on the Cinderella tale that explores what it takes to be yourself while finding your place in life, love,and your family. June's characters are vividly drawn, complex people that you'll want to root for, and Tatum's story will strike a chord for anyone who's felt like they were misunderstood." -- Lisa Maxwell, author of Unhooked, Sweet Unrest and Gathering Deep

"A sweet and satisfying portrait of family, friendship, and discovering your own path. Tatum's journey from fear and disappointment to honesty and freedom to be herself is one that will resonate with many readers." -- Ashley Herring Blake, author of Suffer Love

"A fresh, charming debut, brimming with friendship, family, and love." -- Marci Lyn Curtis, author of The One Thing

TV Show Couples
1. Felicity & Noel – Felicity
2. Dexter & Rita – Dexter
3. Joey & Pacey – Dawson’s Creek
4. Mary & Matthew – Downton Abbey

5. Glenn & Maggie – The Walking Dead
6. Meredith & Derek – Grey’s Anatomy
7. Eric & Tami Taylor – Friday Night Lights
8. Lorelei & Luke – Gilmore Girls
9. Sun & Jin – Lost
10. Poussey & Soso – Orange Is The New Black


This is my favorite kind of book to reading during the summer because it's a fast read with characters that are likable. Tatum did what many would do for friends, being there, watching over. Little did she know that would end her up in trouble. This story has a strong family plot in it. I love that; I'm a family person and most of the YA books I've been reading has been a bit weak in that field.
To my surprised this has a dash of a Cinderella re-telling feel to it. I enjoy a good Cinderella re-telling. (I've seen every Cinderella re-telling movie out there!) A Cinderella fell as stepmother and stepsister, with a bad dash of luck that turns to a happy ending.
Tatum starts her own business, that is something I relate to the starting, running, and the feelings that come with that. I haven't read many books where a young adult is starting her own business (That's not babysitting.) that sanded out to me because of the world we live in I know many young adults who have their own business and runs it all themselves.
This story is bold, bright and perfect for the summer!

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Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become – whether it’s her students or her characters.

Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, eats too many cupcakes, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives just outside Washington DC with her husband and daughter.

Her debut novel, IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE, will be published by Blink/HarperCollins on May 9, 2017.

Photo Credit: Hannah Bjorndal

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5 Winners will receive a Copy of IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE by Christina June

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