I'm thrilled to let you know THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SISTERS will be out in paperback January 31, 2017 and is available for pre-order. So many readers discovered my first young adult novel in hardcover, and I have loved hearing from you on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You've really welcomed me to the world of YA! Thank you for that!
I loved writing about these sisters Tilly & Roo, they way they can communicate with a look or a laugh. My sisters and I were like that. They live at Hubbard's Point, the off-the-beaten-path beach area of Black Hall (a fictional Connecticut based on the place I love so much.) Love, Luanne xxoo
Here's the description from Scholastic, my publisher:
When Ruth Anne (Roo) McCabe responds to a text message while she’s driving, her life as she knows it ends. The car flips, and Roo winds up in a hospital bed, paralyzed. Silent. Everyone thinks she’s in a coma, but Roo has “locked-in syndrome”—she can see and hear and understand everything around her, but no one knows it. She’s trapped inside her own body, screaming to be heard.
Mathilda (Tilly) is Roo’s sister, and best friend. She was the one who texted Roo, and inadvertently caused the accident. Now, Tilly must grapple with her overwhelming guilt, and her growing feelings for Roo’s boyfriend, Newton — the only other person who seems to get what Tilly is going through.
But Tilly might be the only person who can solve the mystery of her sister’s condition—who can see through Roo’s silence to the truth underneath.
Somehow, through medicine or miracles, will both sisters find a way to heal?
Told from alternating perspectives, this gorgeous, unputdownable story of love, hope, and redemption marks bestselling author Luanne Rice’s dazzling entry into the world of YA.
The Secret Language of Sisters will be published February 23, 2016 and is available for pre-order now.