Thursday, July 11, 2013

WEATHER WITCH by Shannon Delany - Her Favorite Quotes


One of the things I enjoyed about this novel was grabbing quotes that somehow connected to the story (and frequently weather) to help give the book an older and more textured feel. Quotes were also a fun way to vaguely foreshadow events and emotions in WEATHER WITCH. Here are a few of the quotes I used with chapter headings.

"I was born with a chronic anxiety about the weather." ~John Burroughs

"There life is supremely easy for me.
No snow is there, nor ever heavy winter storm, nor rain." ~Homer

"For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather..." ~Christina Georgina Rosetti


In a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!

Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing to celebrate her birthday with friends, family and all the extravagance they might muster. The young man who is most often her dashing companion, Rowen Burchette, has told her a surprise awaits her and her best friend, Catrina Hollindale, wouldn’t miss this night for all the world!

But storm clouds are gathering and threatening to do far more than dampen her party plans because someone in the Astraea household has committed the greatest of social sins by Harboring a Weather Witch.


Shannon Delany has always been surrounded by books! Her aunt was a head librarian and her father was always trying some new creative endeavor. She grew up with a fierce love of history and studied social studies education and foreign language and culture in college. After substitute teaching in every grade level and subject area in Pennsylvania and Maryland she taught for five years in Florida and then moved back north to be around family. With the birth of her son she decided to become serious about writing and worked freelance jobs until she landed a contract with St. Martin's Press for the 13 TO LIFE series--all because of a contest one critique partner warned her against!


To enter to win 
  • a signed mini poster
  • a signed postcard and more story-related goodies
All yo have to do i leave your email address and tell us your favorite book quote. Can be from any story. Good luck!

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Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I love all the blue on the cover. It's very eye catching.

Cherie Reich said...

What a great cover! I love the use of quotes in books to help bring an added hint of the characters' culture to the book.

Angela Brown said...

I love that cover and the blurb sounds wonderful.

Those are some thought-provoking quotes chosen as well.

Theresa Milstein said...

I like those weather quotes. Great contest!