Picture This

Jacqueline Sheehan's 5 Things I'd Tell The Teen Me

Our guest today: Jacqueline Sheehan Why we love her: Her writing is poignant and heartfelt!

Her latest: Picture This

The scoop on it: The poignant and unforgettable sequel to the beloved bestseller Lost & Found; a marvelous tale of life-altering surprises and unanticipated guests

Peaks Island, Maine, vibrates with its own special magic, a unique flow to life that knits together the small community that calls it home. The people, the animals, and even the houses have a charm and personality all their own. Just ask Rocky Pelligrino. Devastated by her husband Bob's sudden death, she found hope thanks to a relentlessly loyal black Lab named Cooper. Warm friends and a new job—as the island's animal control warden—have helped Rocky chart a course toward a promising future. She's even ready to try love again with Hill, the gentle and patient archery instructor. And there is an old house haunted by lost love and forgotten secrets that speaks to her soul.

But a phone call from a troubled young woman looking for her biological father shakes Rocky's newfound joy. Could this young girl hold a tendril of the man who was the love of her life? Or could the girl's appearance throw Rocky's world into chaos . . . and shatter her heart again?

Our thoughts: We can't resist the adorable cover and the way Jacqueline builds great characters-pick up a copy!

Giveaway: FIVE copies! Leave a comment and we'll choose a winner on Sunday, June 17th after 6pm PST.

Fun fact: Picture This is a sequel to Jacqueline's bestselling novel, Lost & Found.


1. You are going to spend a year living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and you’ll think it’s the worst year of your life because you’re homesick for New England and your old high school. The new school has sororities and no one asks you to join. The English teacher pulls you out of a deadly boring class after he reads one of your short stories and puts you into an advanced English class. He will tell you to join the newspaper. Listen to him. But you will be so sad that your first essay for the newspaper is called, Santa Claus is Dead. You are going to get better.

2. When the senior boy at the newspaper asks you to the prom, don’t let the lady at the hair salon tease your hair. It will look like a football helmet. You’re going to go swimming in the ocean afterwards anyhow. Skip the hair salon. You have terrific hair.

3. When you get your driver’s license, your mother will let you drive the family VW. Don’t return the car with the gas gauge on empty. This will make your mother awfully ticked off and she is working two jobs to keep the family afloat. Remember that you are all in this together. Thank her for taking such good care of all of you.

4. All those boys leaning against the lockers and staring at the girls in between classes are idiots. One of them will find you on Face Book decades later and confess that they were rating girls on a scale of 1-10. See what I mean about them being idiots?

5. Save your allowance and all your summer job money. When a little company called Apple goes public buy their stock. Buy as much as you can. Better yet, work for them for a few years and say that you’ll take your salary in stock. Trust me on this one.

Thanks Jacqueline! xoxo, L&L

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