Thursday, October 11, 2018

Fallen Leaves Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Review!


Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for Fallen Leaves by Tessa Emily Hall, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


fallen leaves Title: Fallen Leaves  
Author: Tessa Emily Hall  
Publisher: Illuminate YA Fiction  
Release Date: October 26, 2018  
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction  

Selena Taylor thought her only worry this fall was starting her junior year at a new arts school in North Carolina, miles away from home. But when she finds out her mom could graduate from rehab sooner than expected—even worse, she could work for her former nothing-but-trouble boss—Selena's determined to create a new life for them. Back in her childhood Kentucky hometown.

Step one? Track down her dad and brother that she hasn't seen in eight years. Her anxiety is put to the test, though, when she unveils a truth that could threaten her dreams. Add to that an art competition that pushes her outside of her comfort zone and a girl who seems determined to come between Selena and her hopeful boyfriend.

Soon Selena must decide whether or not to continue her search for her dad and brother. But is there any hope that the ruins of her broken family could be resurrected? And how could God possibly have a purpose in the midst of these changing seasons?  

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Tessa Emily Hall writes inspirational yet authentic books for teens to show them they’re not alone—and because she remembers the teen life like it was yesterday (or a few years ago). In addition to being a frequent contributor to both online and print publications, Tessa’s debut novel was published while still in her teens. She’s the founder and editor-in-chief of, a Christian teen magazine, and enjoys mentoring other young writers. She’s guilty of making way too many lattes and never finishing her to-read list. Tessa’s favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, email list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website:

Connect with Tessa: Website| Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter


fallen leaves blog tour giveaway

(1) winner will receive a FALL KIT, consisting of:
  • a signed copy of Fallen Leaves,
  • book swag
  • a fall candle
  • Starbucks Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 8, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm October 15, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. US addresses only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

Follow along at JustReadTours for a full list of stops!


My Thoughts ~
Fallen Leaves by Tessa Emily Hall is the perfect sweet, romantic, inspiring YA read for Autumn! I mean, the title is Fallen Leaves! You can't get more perfect than that! ;-)
I loved Selena just for being Selena! She loved God and was trying to navigate school, relationships, and life. Sometimes she made the right decision, and sometimes she didn't. Selena and the other characters were beautifully broken. They all had their secrets and struggles and hurts, making them so relatable to me! The romance was very Christy and Todd/Robin Jones Gunn - which is a huge compliment! And I loved the diversity; Selena is Mexican! I'm half Puerto Rican, and I love reading books with Hispanic characters!
I loved Selena's heart towards her father. Even when their relationship was at its worst, there was so much love between them. Father-daughter themes in a story are very precious to me, and I kept tearing up while reading those scenes. They were so wonderfully reflective of our relationship with our Heavenly Father.

The overall spiritual thread packed a punch to the soul - in a good way! Trusting God no matter what the outcome is a horse-sized pill for anyone to swallow. Selena's story shows readers that God's plan for their life is good and that His light shines through the things we see as broken. This message and sweet deliverance touched my heart!
Four Stars ~ Fallen Leaves takes readers on a sweet, beautiful journey! Fallen Leaves is the second book in the Purple Moon Series by Tessa Emily Hall, but it can be read as a standalone. I look forward to the next book, and I'll be looking to get my hands on the author's other books, too! #bookhoarder

Disclaimer ~ In accordance with FTC regulations, I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not compensated, nor was a positive review required. All opinions expressed are my own.

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See you next time, and God bless you guys!!!

~V. Joy Palmer

V. Joy Palmer is the author of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She is also an avid blogger and co-founder of Snack Time Devotions. In her spare time, Joy is an unprofessional chocolate connoisseur/binger, and she loves acting crazy and drinking coffee with the teens she mentors. When Joy isn’t urging the elves that live in her computer to write, she’s hanging out with her husband, their adorable baby girl, and their socially awkward pets.
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