Celebrating Debutantes 2016: The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz (Playlist + Giveaway)

Celebrating Debutantes 2016 Second Wave

A Blessed Sunday to all!

We are on the sixth weeks of the second wave of CelebratingDebutantes2016 event. Precious and I are getting lots of positive feedbacks and I just want to say a quick thank you for all of you who are following and continuously supporting the blog event.

Today I’m thrilled to have another talented author and a wonderful novel to feature as part of the event. Kristin Bartley Lenz was so nice to put together a playlist of her upcoming debut novel, The Art of Holding On and Letting Go.

I hope you guys enjoy listening, and be sure and check out the rest of the post to know more about the author, Kristin Lenz and The Art of Holding On and Letting Go, as well all the details on a fantastic giveaway!

The Art of Holding On and Letting Go Playlist

Thank you so much Kristin for creating the playlist for us. I love listening to the mix of songs you put together. Makes me more excited to read the book when it hit shelves in few more days. Looking forward meeting Cara and the rest of the characters.


Author Kristin LenzKristin Lenz is a writer and social worker from metro-Detroit who fell in love with the mountains when she moved to Georgia and California. Now she’s back in Detroit where she plots wilderness escapes and manages the Michigan Chapter blog for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). The Art of Holding On and Letting Go is her debut young adult novel.

Find Kristin

WebsiteSCBWI-MI Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


Book Details:

The Art of Holding On and Letting GoTitle: The Art of Holding On and Letting Go
Author: Kristin Bartley Lenz
Publisher: Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.
Publication Date: September 12, 2016
Pages: 307
Format: Paperback

Competitive climber Cara Jenkins feels most at home high off the ground, clinging to a rock wall by her fingertips. She’s enjoyed a roaming life with her mountaineering parents, making the natural world her jungle gym, the writings of Annie Dillard and Henry David Thoreau her textbooks. But when tragedy strikes on an
Ecuadoran mountaintop, Cara’s nomadic lifestyle comes to an abrupt halt.

Starting over at her grandparents’ home in suburban Detroit, Cara embarks on a year of discovery, uncovering unknown strengths, friendships, and first love. Cara’s journey illustrates the transformative power of nature, love and loss, and discovering that home can be far from where you started.

Book Links:

Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Goodreads | IndieBound


What’s up for Grab?

  • Paperback copy of The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz

The Rules:

  • Open to US/CA only
  • There will be one (1) lucky winner
  • Winner will be chosen and announced by rafflecopter
  • Winner will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
  • Ends September 25th, 2016
  • Prizes will be sent by the author

To enter fill out the rafflecopter form

Good Luck!!!

Treat yourself to a complete #CelebratingDebutantes2016 experience. Click the image below for the full list of schedule and links to each second wave feature post!

CD2016 Second Wave Collage


7 thoughts on “Celebrating Debutantes 2016: The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Bartley Lenz (Playlist + Giveaway)

  1. Pingback: Celebrating Debutantes 2016: Second Wave Kick-Off! | BLACKPLUME

  2. Thanks so much for having me here and prompting me to make the playlist – it was fun! Sorry I’m checking in late – I was out of town for the holiday weekend!

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  3. Pingback: The Art of Holding On and Letting Go Novel Giveaway | Bicultural Mama

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