LEADING LINES (A PIPPA GREENE NOVEL, #3)AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2015 IN PAPERBACK & EBOOK

After two drama-filled weeks in Manhattan, Pippa Greene is back. Despite a super-swoony and über-romantic reunion with boyfriend Dylan, she can’t seem to shake the emotional aftermath of New York. As she navigates parental drama at home and her charged dynamic with Ben Baxter at school, Pippa finds that Dylan is more wrapped up in his new post-high-school life of bands, shows, and groupies than in their relationship. Will it survive?

Written with the same humor and heart that made Chantel Guertin’s first two Pippa Greene novels instant favorites, Leading Lines offers a fresh and charming perspective on friendships, family, and first love.

 

DEPTH OF FIELD (A PIPPA GREENE NOVEL, #2) – NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK & EBOOK

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Two weeks in New York City should be the time of Pippa”s life: she”s attending the prestigious Tisch Photography Camp. But what should be 14 unforgettable days of bliss turns into chaos when her one and only nemesis, Ben Baxter, proves to be surprisingly more complex than she could”ve ever imagined, and her Tisch mentor, a renowned photographer, seems to have a lot more to do with her parents” past than anyone wants her to know. Is Pippa out of her depth?

Picking up where she left off in The Rule of Thirds, Pippa Greene returns in Depth of Field, a story full of the same heart, comedic touches, and romance that made readers fall in love with Chantel Guertin”s charming YA series.

THE RULE OF THIRDS (A PIPPA GREENE NOVEL, #1) – NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK & EBOOK

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Sixteen-year-old Pippa Greene never goes anywhere without her camera. She and her best friend/supermodel-in-training Dace long ago mapped out their life plan: Pippa will be the noted fashion photographer, and Dace the cover girl. But ever since last spring, things have changed for Pippa—and her junior year at Spalding High proves to have its own set of challenges.

Not only is Vantage Point, the statewide photography competition, in three short weeks, but her mandatory volunteering placement lands her at St. Christopher’s Hospital, a place Pippa never wanted to set foot in again.

With humor and pluck, she navigates her new role as a candy striper (watch out for Code Yellows), her changing relationship with her best friend (goodbye, Honesty Pact), and—perhaps most stressful of all—her new love interests (yes, love interests plural). Will Pippa make it to Vantage Point without having a panic attack? Will either one of the guys prove less sketchy than her last boyfriend? Can she and Dace figure out a way to dream big and be best friends? One thing is certain: real life is a lot more complicated than a photograph.

REVIEWS
“With clever twists that kept me reading, The Rule of Thirds is a beautifully written novel that explores real-life issues through the eyes of a teenager. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down.” —Heather A. Clark, author of Chai Tea Sunday
“Chantel Guertin’s trademark wit is present on each page. A truly compelling read (and fun, too!)”
Kim Izzo, author of The Jane Austen Marriage Manual
“Part romance, part tearjerker, part friendship story—this terrific read will capture your heart.” —Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) 

 

“With each focus-frame-shoot, Chantel Guertin creates a realistic, poignant story about loss, love, friendship, and finding light in darkness. The Rule of Thirds is a fresh, endearing novel that will capture your heart, expose a smile, and stay in your memory like a favorite family photo.” —Laura Bowers, author of Beauty Shop and Just Flirt

“A youthful reminder of how complicated yet exciting life really is as a teenager…Chantel Guertin brought me into the world of an emotional girl with personal pressures to succeed and a happy ending that inspires you to live out your dreams.” —Jodi Mercier, freelance producer (MuchMusic and ET Canada)
“Where was Pippa Greene when I needed her? As an angsty teen I could have used a heroine as smart, funny, and most importantly, as imperfect as Pippa to give voice to all of my own complicated feelings about growing up. The Rule of Thirds captures perfectly the balancing act between vulnerability and bravado of teenage life.” —Ceri Marsh, co-author of The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum
“Chantel Guertin’s lively, funny text at first disguises Pippa’s sadness. But with delicate writing and fast-paced plotting, Guertin gradually exposes her character’s tragic past. I stumbled through the hospital with Pippa, and I fell in ‘total-like’ with her two guys, desperately hoping she’d pick the right one, and win the photography competition, and start to deal with her history. Chantel Guertin has created a loveable character with Philadelphia Greene, and a loveable book with The Rule of Thirds.”   —Alice Kuipers, author of 40 Things I Want To Tell You

LOVE STRUCK

A funny, heartfelt story about losing the perfect life–and finding a real one.


When twenty-seven-year-old image consultant Poppy Ross discovers that her handsome and seemingly devoted husband Parker is having an affair, she is dumbfounded. Before she has chance to confront him, however, he is struck by lightning. When he regains consciousness, he has lost his short-term memory—including that of the affair. Given a chance to erase history and possibly save her marriage, Poppy decides to remake herself in the mistress’s image, so that Parker might never be tempted to stray again. Her quest to become his perfect woman has disastrous and hilarious results—and just might turn out to be the worst thing possible for their relationship.

Bookclub discussion questions for Love Struck
Warning: Spoiler alert! Don’t read these questions until you’ve read the book!

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STUCK IN DOWNWARD DOG

It’s not about getting the guy–it’s about getting a life.


Mara Brennan is about to unravel. Three days after her twenty-eighth birthday, her boyfriend dumps her, leaving her with nothing but a basement apartment, a futon and apile of unpaid bills. On top of that, her job, working as a receptionist at a cosmetic surgery clinic is a nightmare; her boss is a tyrant; and her friends have gotten ahead of her in the game of life. Mara realizes it’s time for an identity makeover. She devises the OM List, a personal pathway to perfection inspired by her best friends, Olivia and Mitz, and her newfound love for yoga. But instead of finding the perfect job, getting the perfect body and cooking the perfect meal, Mara hilariously tries and fails at all the things she thinks will make her the sophisticated grown-up she wants to be.

Navigating the dueling worlds of yoga and cosmetic surgery, gourmet dinners and Frankenberry cereal, etiquette handbooks and too-helpful loved ones, Stuck in Downward Dog is Chantel Simmons’s unforgettable comic debut about how to get unstuck when you’re caught in a rut.

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Praise & Reviews:

“The National Post called author Chantel Simmons one to watch in 2007, and with warmth, humour and heart, her debut novel doesn’t disappoint.” —Chatelaine

“Refreshingly realistic…as good as having Sunday brunch with a girlfriend.” —Winnipeg Free Press

“Hilarious and touching.” —The Literary Word

“A funny and bubbly treat of a novel that is sure to brighten your day.”  Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of 10 Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) and Gimme A Call

“Love Struck will have you laughing out loud and constantly hoping, ‘Please don’t do what I think you’re going to do.’ ChickLitReviews.com

“Laugh out loud funny with thoughtful insights and soul.”  NovelEscapes.com