Guest Post & Giveaway: Falling by Design by Valia Lind

5 Books I’d Want to Have on a Deserted Island

Not that I’d actually want to be stranded on a deserted island, but just in case, here are the books I’d bring.

* Persuasion by Jane Austen - This is my favorite book and I mention it all the time. There is just something about Anne and Captain Wentworth’s love story that grips the heart.

* Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - There is something about this story that just grips you. I know it’s not widely favorite book, but I just love it. I also love the retellings. Some have been written real well.

* The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas - This book would take me a while to read, but it’ll be worth it. I just love the undertones of the book and the characters.

* Robur the Conqueror collection by Jules Verne - I’m a huge fan of Jules Verne, but I love his lesser known works best. Included in that collection are two of my favorite Robur the Conqueror and The 500 Millions of Begum. If you enjoy Jules Verne, I recommend you reading them.

* Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - This is one of those book that I just had to add. It’s a classic in every word, and a great read.

The Author
Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. Falling by Design is her debut young adult novel.

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Brooklynn Summers has a plan for her life: graduate from high school, get into a top fashion school, prove to her family that she’s not a failure. She wishes someone in her life understood her need to create because her parents sure don’t support her dreams, her sister hates her, and the deadlines are soon approaching.

Enter Grayson Banks.

There are a few things in life Brooklynn can’t stand: mismatched patterns, cheap polyester, and Grayson. No boy has ever publicly humiliated Brooklynn like Grayson has. When he suddenly moved away in eighth grade, Brooklynn happily wished him good riddance. But on the first day of senior year, Grayson comes back, with his piercing blue eyes and a smile that melts icebergs, he is not exactly the boy Brooklynn remembers. She quickly realizes that Grayson’s intentions have completely shifted, but she’s not sure if she can put their past behind her.

Grayson understands Brooklynn’s creative ambitions and he devises a plan to showcase her work to the world. When the two agree to work together, suddenly, there is more than just fabric paint that’s having a chemical reaction to its environment. Brooklynn cannot help but feel pulled into Grayson’s arms, but memories and misunderstandings surface, putting in danger whatever small comradeship these two childhood enemies have constructed.

Can Brooklynn overcome her own insecurities, finally making her dreams come true? Even a dream she didn’t know she had.

This is a story about a girl with big dreams and a boy who helps her achieve them.

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