We are very excited to share that Publishing Executive Leodora Darlington has acquired World All Language rights for two novels from debut author Kelly Heard.

Kelly’s first book is a beautiful and heart-breaking novel about a woman scarred by a painful past, searching for her lost daughter and trying to finally find happiness. The Fortune Teller’s Promise will publish in October 2019, with book two following in February 2020.

Leodora says,

Kelly’s debut novel is really something special. In the opening, we meet Adella Shaw as she discovers that the baby girl she gave up for adoption is missing. What follows is an utterly compelling book about the endurance of love and the power of forgiveness, set against the backdrop of the beautiful valleys and mountains of rural Virginia. Kelly’s writing is both stunning and gripping, and we are so lucky to be welcoming her into the fold. I can’t wait for readers to get their hands on this book – it’s an absolute must read. Kelly is an absolute joy to work with and fans of Kristin Hannah and Where the Crawdads Sing will fall in love with her writing.

Kelly says,

I’m pleased beyond words to be publishing my debut novel with Bookouture. From our first conversation, I felt that Leodora shared my vision and enthusiasm for my story, and working with her has been a joy. I’m beyond thrilled to begin this new journey with such an exquisite and talented team!

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