Blog Tour: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord {Guest Post & Giveaway}

Summer is my favorite time of year and what better way to celebrate the upcoming start of summer than with one of my favorite authors! As you probably know Emery Lord‘s fourth book, “The Names They Gave Us” just came out and it should come as no surprise that I absolutely loved it.


It’s the perfect mix of an emotional story of a young woman’s coming-of-age and a swoony summer romance. So, when it came time for me to provide Emery with a prompt for her guest post today, I knew I had to find out what her summer faves are!

Summer of Love with Emery Lord

Emery’s top ten list of favorite summertime feels

The smell of hose water

The dull roar of a community pool from a distance- the splashes and shrieks of joy

Windows down on the back roads with a favorite song up loud

Grilling out with friends, even the soggy paper plates and quickly-tepid beer

My two favorite summer records (always, but especially for summertime): Bruce Springsteen BORN IN THE USA & Aretha Franklin BEST OF THE 60s

Watching The Sandlot the morning of the Fourth of July before festivities

That jump from the pier or side of the boat into the water

The first night you realize it’s 8pm and still light out

A truly perfect lobster roll

A summer movie- in the park, at a drive-in, or in a movie theater with ice cold air conditioning on a really hot day

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Blog Tour: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord {Guest Post & Giveaway}The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on May 16th 2017
Pages: 384

When it all falls apart, who can you believe in?

Everything is going right for Lucy Hansson, until her mom’s cancer reappears. Just like that, Lucy breaks with all the constants in her life: her do-good boyfriend, her steady faith, even her longtime summer church camp job.

Instead, Lucy lands at a camp for kids who have been through tough times. As a counselor, Lucy is in over her head and longs to be with her parents across the lake. But that’s before she gets to know her coworkers, who are as loving and unafraid as she so desperately wants to be.

It’s not just new friends that Lucy discovers at camp—more than one old secret is revealed along the way. In fact, maybe there’s much more to her family and her faith than Lucy ever realized.

LINKS to Purchase: Amazon | B&N | INDIEBOUND

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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.  


4 comments for “Blog Tour: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord {Guest Post & Giveaway}

  1. Jen

    Love this cover.

  2. Valerie Pennington

    Open Road Summer was the first book that I bought when I got back into reading. Emery will always have such a special place in my heart.

  3. Linda Romer

    I would love to read all these books. Thank you

  4. This was a great list! Summer is my favorite season and I can agree with everything Emery listed. I love that she watches The Sandlot on July 4th. That’s a great idea!

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