The Revelations of August Barton
Young Adult Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance
"The hilarious and heartfelt sequel to The Tribulations of August Barton."
August Barton thought his tribulations were over, but some truths are hard to swallow. He’s been with Rose Varley for over a year, and has his heart set on taking the next step: a marriage proposal. He’s not prepared, however, for the obstacles that soon find their way into Augie’s life—tornadoes, drunken bachelorette parties, and an earth-shattering confession from his stepdad John are all trials Augie will need to overcome if he’s going to keep the girl. With his Grandma Gertie and mom off at a retreat in the Cayman Islands, the revelation Augie never prepared himself for was that, for once, he was going to have to figure it out all on his own.
"Author Jennifer LeBlanc brings August Barton back to life for another adventure in this humorous but heartfelt examination of a young man trying to stand on his own two feet despite the chaos all around him. I loved the expansion of the characters here and Augie’s introduction to the wider adult world, and as always the prose was smoothly penned to give an authentic narrative voice to the character. I really enjoyed Rose Varley in this tale too, developed and emotionally realized with pathos and wit. Indeed, all the character work of this novel was accomplished and well-drawn to populate Augie’s world with realistic and enjoyable people. What results is a fantastic and entertaining journey into the heart and mind of an awkward yet lovable soul. Overall, I would certainly recommend The Revelations of August Barton for contemporary drama fans and those who enjoyed the original book."
- K.C. Finn for Reader's Favorite
"With few words and impressive authoring talent, Jennifer LeBlanc introduces the main characters with such precision as to evoke instant empathy with each character. Every event came alive... even the most unlikely. A perfect example is the characterization of Grandma Gertie. She is likely the most unbelievable character I’ve ever read about, but LeBlanc’s skill brings her to life in a way that is not only realistic but makes her absolutely adorable and true to life. She rivals Augie and Rose as the star in this series. There is no real antagonist, excluding events that threaten to ruin Augie’s life and, by extension, the lives of those around him. And that’s fine... as it allows full concentration on the story and the wonderful mix of characters. The August Barton series is a winner, and I’m looking to see Jennifer LeBlanc leave the indie authoring world for a traditional contract and eventual presence on the international best-seller lists."
- Lex Allen for Reader's Favorite
"Jennifer LeBlanc’s new adult coming of age novella, The Revelations of August Barton, is a fast-paced and witty comedy of errors. I had previously met Augie and his family in the first of the August Barton novellas and was thrilled to see that Gertie is still the brash, amazing and unapologetic senior who will have people rethinking what goes on in senior living centers. LeBlanc’s interleaved settings of the Caribbean and Fargo work perfectly to keep the reader engaged and involved in both plots. Her characters are finely crafted and true-to-life and her writing style is ideally suited to a delicious romp of this nature. The Revelations of August Barton is most highly recommended."
- Jack Magnus for Reader's Favorite
"Jennifer LeBlanc has done a fantastic job of using humor to bring levity to some weighty situations while also underlining some poignant themes. She is able to make the story relatable and believable and because of this I found the story to be immensely engaging. The Revelations of August Barton is full of weighty teenage agony that resonates with truth."
- Literary Titan
"A very entertaining sequel to LeBlanc's initial novella. A short and light continuation of August's journey into adulthood set with graduation looming, internships, a relationship upgrade and the perils of being a stupid-ass kid, a trial everyone has to learn from and overcome. It was fun to learn some background on his parents and the surprise that comes with it."
- Jonas Lee (Author of American Red)
"I really enjoyed this sequel. As Augie sorts out his life and situations that come his way we get to watch him try to handle it all. There was some backstory on the family. The mother and grandmother go on a vacation together while Augie is home finally figuring things out on his own. I hope there are more adventures to come as I find August Barton endearing."
- C.N. Jannain (Author of The Light of Hope)
"I love that this book kept me on the edge of my seat until the end! It's different from book one, but it should be. In book one, we were introduced to the characters. Now, we get to see what they're up to, and see what hurdles Augie has to overcome to get what he wants. I love that the characters continue to be so relatable. And, as always, Gertie is a hoot!"
- Jenna Jewell (Goodreads Reviewer)
"Funny and Heartwarming! Another fantastic installment to Augie and Rose's love story! This story broke my heart for a while. I had tears and I could just FEEL what these two young loves were going through and that's darn good writing if you ask me!! We get some of Grandma Gertie's well-meaning meddling and her flirty ways which I adore so much. So happy that there are more adventures for us to travel along with Augie, Rose, and family."
- Rachelle Reads (Goodreads Reviewer)