Author: Leila Howland

LEILA HOWLAND loves to read, explore L.A., and engage in funny and meaningful conversations with her friends and family, especially her brother who calls from Washington D.C. whenever he’s waiting for the bus. A lot gets discussed in those phone calls, but they tend to end abruptly when the bus shows up. She can really cut the rug, but wishes she could sing without people covering their ears. A graduate of Georgetown University, Leila spent five years acting in New York where she was a company member of the award-winning Flea Theater in Tribeca. It was a lot of fun and she often talks about “getting back into it.” The closest she has come was a stint as an extra on The Young and the Restless in 2010. Leila now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs. She teaches high school English and blogs for HelloGiggles. NANTUCKET BLUE is her first novel.

Average Rating: 4

Blog Tour: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Posted 8 May, 2013 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 2 Comments
Blog Tour: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Favorite Quote(s): “’Everyone’s life has love and death and drama and hope and fear. And if you make them comfortable, if they feel they can trust you, they’ll tell you. They actually want to tell someone.’” “”Life is full of conflict and complexity. The loss of your mother is going to be very painful and I’m afraid you’re going to have to go through it. And it will hurt…But I’m also hearing that you’re in love’, he continued, ‘And love is a rare and wonderful thing. There is nothing in the world that feels better.’’” Favorite Character: Cricket. She grew up a lot over the course of this novel, and I found her transformation very admirable. First Line: “Even without Holly Howard and Dori Archer, who’d been suspended for drinking on campus, we were supposed to win that game.” My Musings: I’ve been eyeing Nantucket Blue for a while now, and I was unfortunately declined from a copy on Netgalley. I was ecstatic when I was given the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. The thing that really got me intrigued in the novel at first was its cover. It looked like a cute beachy read, and I mean, look at those models! And when I actually read the summary? I was sold. Nantucket Blue was a great, summery read. It follows Cricket as she embarks on […]