On April 17, Farah Heron revealed the cover to her YA Romance debut through Twitter titled, Tahira In Bloom releasing this fall!
Heron has pitched her novel as a “coming of age romance about fashion, flowers, friends, and discovering what’s important.” Following South Asian Muslim heroine Tahira Janmohammad, when her coveted fashion internship falls through she’s sent to her aunt’s boutique for the summer to get the experience she needs. After meeting Rowan the “obsessive garden-nerd next door” she learns he’s the perfect guy to help in a flower-arranging contest that’ll get the connections she needs.
Heron is an adult romance author whose written novels such as Accidentally Engaged and The Chai Factor.
Cover designer is Amanda Hudson and illustrator is Christina Chung.
Here is the full summary:
Life is full of surprises in a winning novel about a girl dreaming big during one unexpected small-town summer.
When seventeen-year-old aspiring designer Tahira Janmohammad’s coveted fashion internship falls through, her parents have a Plan B. Tahira will work in her aunt’s boutique in the small town of Bakewell, the flower capital of Ontario. It’s only for the summer, and she’ll get the experience she needs for her college application. Plus her best friend is coming along. It won’t be that bad.
But she just can’t deal with Rowan Johnston, the rude, totally obsessive garden-nerd next door with frayed cutoffs and terrible shoes. Not to mention his sharp jawline, smoldering eyes, and soft lips. So irritating. Rowan is also just the plant-boy Tahira needs to help win the Bakewell flower-arranging contest―an event that carries clout in New York City, of all places. And with designers, of all people. Connections that she needs!
No one is more surprised than Tahira to learn that floral design is almost as great as fashion design. And Rowan? Turns out he’s more than ironic shirts and soil under the fingernails. Tahira’s about to find out what she’s really made of―and made for. Because here in the middle of nowhere, Tahira is just beginning to bloom.
Tahira In Bloom by Farah Heron is set to be released November 1, 2021!