Today marks the paperback release of The First to Know! To celebrate I made this little stop-motion video clip with the most delicious spiced cider tealight candles. I hope you’ll pick up a copy (or two!) for yourself or as gifts. You can read an excerpt here and check out a few lovely reviews below.

The First to Know is available in bookstores everywhere (links below) but from now through Nov 22nd you can get 40% off your order at harlequin.com with this super secret code: VIP40FR so go save some money and get a great book in the process!

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A SECRET DNA TEST.
A SECRET HALF BROTHER.

Don’t miss the second gripping and heartfelt story from the author of If I Fix You! A girl’s plan to find her father’s birth family turns potentially devastating when the secret DNA test she has done reveals that she has a half brother her age she never knew about. 

Dana Fields’s father never knew his parents. When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, Dana discovers a half brother her age whose very existence means her parents’ happy marriage is a lie.

Dana’s desire to know her half brother, Brandon, and the extent of her dad’s deception, clashes with her wish not to destroy her family. When she sees the opportunity to get to know Brandon through his cousin, the intense yet kind Chase, she takes it. But the more she finds out about Brandon, her father’s past and the irresistible guy who’ll never forgive her if he discovers the truth, the more she sees the inevitable fallout from her own lies. With her family crumbling around her, Dana must own up to her actions and find a way to heal the breach—for everyone—before they’re torn apart for good.

PRAISE

“A smart, heartfelt tale that’s more than its nifty high concept.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Emotions, heartache, and betrayal: Johnson’s sophomore novel has it all.”
– Booklist

“Beautifully told, this heartbreaking story about family betrayals and secrets will have readers easily caught up in this tale… the ending is simply perfect.”
– RT Book Reviews

“Filled with drama, the narrative has notes of comedy, romance… the ending [is] heartwarming and satisfying.”
– School Library Journal

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Abigail Johnson was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snowstorms for year-round summers and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip in a purple spiral-bound notebook that she still has, and has been writing ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen but hasn’t let that stop her from bodysurfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high-school production of Cinderella, and riding roller coasters every chance she gets. She is the author of several young adult novels including If I Fix You and Every Other Weekend. She is represented by Kim Lionetti at BookEnds Literary Agency.

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