Cover reveal: Rafferty Lincoln Loves… by Emily Williams
It’s been a long time since I’ve participated in a cover reveal. I’m sure you can guess how excited I am to show you the cover of Rafferty Lincoln Loves… by Emily Williams, but I’d like to tell you a little bit more about the book first.
Rafferty Lincoln doesn’t like horses. Not one bit. But when the popular high school girl of his dreams, Liberty Ashburn, pulls him into a world of lead ropes and horse brushes, who is he to say no?
Except this isn’t any old horse. This is the missing racehorse, Profit’s Red Ridge. The horse Rafferty and three of his friends are hiding from the world. And Liberty Ashburn isn’t just any ordinary high school girl. How far will Rafferty go to win her over?
An intense, witty and powerful coming of age story with startling consequences.
I was drawn to this book for a couple of reasons. When I was younger, I used to absolutely LOVE reading stories featuring horses. Pony Pals, The Saddle Club: you name it, I read it. However, I can only think of one YA novel I’ve read that featured a horse – The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas – so I was excited to see that there was another horse-centric YA book out there.
Rafferty Lincoln Loves… is because the book is helping out a great cause. All of the proceeds from the novel are being donated to The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre.
BTRC is dedicated to improving and promoting the welfare of retired race horses through education, retraining and suitable rehoming in order to ensure that our Thoroughbreds have a rewarding and valuable life after their racing careers have ended.
Each year thousands of horses leave racing, some because they reach the natural end of their career and others through injury or lack of ability. Established in 1991, The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre was the UK’s first charity dedicated to ex-racehorse welfare, retraining, rehoming and protection for life.
Now you’ve learnt a bit about the book and what a great charity it’s helping, it’s time scroll down to see the cover:
Isn’t it gorgeous? The origami horse is so simplistic, but the text all over it relates to the story. I love the attention to detail.
If you click on the cover, you can check out Rafferty Lincoln Loves… on Goodreads and add it to your TBR. The book is being released on February 14th: why not treat yourself to a Valentine’s Day present!
Emily Williams lives by the seaside in West Sussex with her family and a menagerie of small pets. After graduating from Sussex University with a BA in Psychology, Emily trained as a primary school teacher and teaches in a local school.
Rafferty Lincoln Loves… is her first YA novel after the success of her debut adult novel, Letters To Eloise, released in 2017.
I’d like to say a huge thank you to Emily, for allowing me to participate in this cover reveal and for doing such good work to help a deserving charity. If you’re a fan of horses and contemporary YA, make sure to give it a go!