Book Buzzin’: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

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Book Buzzin’: The Names They Gave Us by Emery LordThe Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 16th 2017
Pages: 400

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in faith, in love, and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

I’m so excited to present another edition of Book Buzzin’ here at What Sarah Read. Every so often, I feature an upcoming release I’ve read recently that I think you may want to know more about. I’ll share some of the positive buzz surrounding it and also link to retailers where you can purchase the book and any pre-order swag you can get your hands on. Today, I’m buzzin’ about Emery Lord‘s upcoming debut, “The Names They Gave Us”!

I just finished Emery’s fourth book the other night and it should come as NO surprise that I absolutely loved it. Emery has quickly become one of my very favorite authors. Her skill, talent and kindness knows no bounds and it’s been so amazing to watch her career skyrocket. Her books always come from the heart and are filled with honesty and emotion. I can’t wait for this book to get into the hands of readers.

Bloggers are buzzin’…

  • Lauren at Bookmark Lit says…”If you’re a fan of coming-of-age stories focused on character development, plus diversity and romance and faith and family and friendship? You should probably read this book.”
  • Erin at The Hardcover Lover says…”Once again, Emery’s writing style is simply beautiful. Readers will find Lucy’s narration simple, but entrancing. It’s raw, emotional, and real. I don’t know how Emery does it, but when you’re finished reading this, it will feel as if you’ve been told someone’s life story and not have just read a beautifully and emotionally complicated novel.”
  • Madalyn at Novel Ink says…”You won’t be able to read this book without falling a little bit in love with every character”
  • Cristina at Girl in the Pages says…”The Names They Gave Us is a book that’s honest, introspective, and full of growth and grace. It takes all of the quintessential elements of being seventeen and raises the stakes, looking at them with more depth than most books in the Young Adult genre. It’s the ultimate example of a quietly powerful book, that portrays beauty in the ordinary and strength in everyday actions.”

If you’re looking for a little something to give you a feel for this upcoming release, I just so happened to create this
SNEAK Peek for you! Stay tuned for my review for the full board!

Pre-Order Here: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Book Depository / Indiebound

Preorder Gift

click for more info – ends May 15

About Emery Lord

Hi! I'm Emery. I'm the author of four novels about teenage girls: OPEN ROAD SUMMER, THE START OF ME & YOU, WHEN WE COLLIDED, and THE NAMES THEY GAVE US. 

I was born near a harbor on the East coast and raised near a beach, an ocean, a great lake, and the Ohio River. I'm a longtime Cincinnatian, where we love good beer, good music, and our public library. 

I'm married to a scientist who shuts down every wedding dance floor, and we are owned by two rescue dogs.

I believe in the magic of storytelling, Ferris wheels, and you.  


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