We are pleased to reveal the cover of The Pilgrim’s Pendant by K. J. Cole!
Committed to the premise that it’s hard to expect people to love you when you don’t even love yourself, K. J. Cole captures the essence of being thirteen and feeling that life is happening to everyone else except her novel’s protagonist, Jane Pilgrim. But when something unexpectedly catches Jane’s eye, her life is transformed, and she quickly learns that even the seemingly impossible can come to be.
Published on 27th February 2024, K. J. Cole demonstrates her keen understanding of the pressure that society places on teenagers to know who they want to be (professionally and personally) and positions this issue centre stage in her enchanting debut novel, The Pilgrim’s Pendant.
Thirteen-year-old Jane Pilgrim’s feelings of isolation and insecurity make it easy to resonate with her as a protagonist, and readers are quickly immersed in her magical journey of self-discovery, in which the biggest lesson learnt leads her to appreciate that if you don’t love yourself, it’s hard for others to do likewise.
Beautifully nuanced and capturing female teenage angst to a tee, The Pilgrim’s Pendant will delight readers aged twelve and upwards, and will hopefully inspire them to embrace the sage advice imparted, helping them to believe that the seemingly impossible could be just around the corner.