Seasons in the Sun by Kristen Strassel….Blog Tour Stop & Guest Post

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Welcome to my stop on the Season in the Sun by Kristen Strassel Blog Tour!

Kristen has stopped by today with a fabulous guest post that I know you will enjoy.  Thanks for stopping by!


Summer has finally arrived, along with a boy who will forever change the life of fourteen-year-old Callie. After growing up hearing stories about Tristan Trevosier and his famous family, Callie finally meets him when he spends the summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Seventeen-year-old Tristan is a hurricane of destruction and rebellion, and he quickly blows a hole right into Callie’s sheltered life. Callie sees a side of Tristan that he doesn’t show anyone else. She’s determined to make everyone see what she sees in him.

Callie defies her parents by leaving the island with Tristan. But when his ugly habits rear their head, Callie realizes maybe she’s the one who’s wrong about him. He’s beyond her help. But it’s too late for her to walk away. This summer, she learns that love can be stronger than reason.


Kristen’s Guest Post:

LEGENDS OF THE FALL is one of my favorite movies. Something captivated me from the very first time I saw it. Brad Pitt’s character is my original Tristan. Of course, they share a name and good looks, but as I watched the movie again the other night, I realized that if Seasons in the Sun and the books that follow in The Night Songs collection were set in the early 1900’s, they could very well be much like Legends of the Fall.

Towards the end of the movie, Albert says to Tristan (forgive me for paraphrasing), “I did everything right, and played by all the rules. You played by none of the rules, and they all loved you more.”

I almost started jumping up and down on my couch when he said that. YES. There’s something about bad boys, not the kind that we see on the six o clock news or have prison tattoos, but the ones that dance to the beat of their own drummer that has always drawn me in.

Free spirits are sexy. Artists, creatives, anyone who dares to ask why. Someone who doesn’t like what they see, and has the balls to change it.

When I was a young girl, it never occurred to me to question the rules. Like Callie, I just did what I was asked. I wanted to be good. I wanted to make people happy. So when I got to meet people who saw things their own way, they captivated me. It was people like that who made me realize how big the world was. I didn’t relate to the lessons in my books, but I could relate to other people’s life stories.

One of my favorite things to do on days off is go to museums. Recently, I realized that art pisses me off sometimes. I’m disappointed in myself that my mind doesn’t think in a way that can create such beauty. It’s something that I admire in other people.

I keep equating bad boys with free spirits. It’s not true! Tristan does his fair share of bad, because it’s been the only way he gets attention. But Callie doesn’t care about that. Callie is drawn to him because for her, he represents all the things that her life can’t offer her. Celebrity. Excitement. Respect. It’s hard to come by at fourteen. Tristan’s not afraid to shake things up, for himself as well as the people around him.

Callie needs to know where that ride takes Tristan. And for that reason, she can’t let him go.

Seasons in the Sun (book  #.5) on Goodreads | Amazon

About the author Kristen Strassel:

Kristen Strassel Author PhotoKristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross.  She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are.  She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and aspiring author.  She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house.  Kristen is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary.

Kristen on Goodreads  |  Kristen on Twitter  |  Kristen’s Blog


Other books by Kristen:

Because the Night (book #1) on Goodreads

Because the Night (book #1) on Amazon


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