Looking For Lovely!!

on February 15, 2016 in Looking For Lovely with 8 comments by

Looking For Lovely Launch

Finally, y’all.


I can tell you all the things. I’ve been waiting (not patiently) and hoping and begging and waiting… dying to tell you all about it. Now I can. Praise hands emoji.

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the basics

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My next book, Looking for Lovely, releases on April 5, 2016… but pre-sales start TODAY!

Looking for Lovely is a book about perseverance and pain and healing and Nashville and Jesus and how to face the hard things. It’s for women of all ages, but probably focuses towards college and up. (More like the Let’s All Be Brave crowd, not the teen book crowd, though teens can TOTES read this.) The best way I can tell you about it, without using too many words, is in this video below… and you get to see Radnor Lake, my favorite place in Nashville!

(And that thumbnail shot … it’s a real treat, isn’t it? hahahahaha)

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why do pre-sales matter?

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You know how when you’re throwing a big party, it’s really good to get RSVPs so you have enough food for everybody? Here’s a bad thing that happens with books: if book retailers don’t know that people want to buy the book (come to the party), they don’t have enough in stock (enough food for the party-goers). And then there’s backup and your book gets delayed for weeks and there is weeping and gnashing of teeth… mostly by me.

So. It helps SO SO much if you think you may want the book, or a couple of them, if you pre-order it from your favorite retailer now.

(And it would mean a lot to me. That too.)

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how do I pre-order?

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We’ve put it all together for you on one page. Because. You know. I love you and stuff.


There’s four different levels of pre-order, with different prizes (which, you cannot even know how much fun we had picking out these things and making the prize packs!):

One book – “I just want to read it. Yay and thanks!”

Three books – “Me and my two besties love reading books together and would LOVE for them to be autographed!”

Ten books – “Our small group has been looking for what to read next and DANG I get lots of swag if I’m the one who orders the books!”

300 books – “Our church is looking for a speaker in 2016 and if we buy these books she’ll come for free? Boom.”

Also. ALSO. All the pre-orders get a discount code from fashionABLE! NO KIDDING.

You can order from anywhere you want (lots of link options on this page), and then you just email us the receipt. Easy cheesy.

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can I tell my friends?

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That would actually mean the world, thanks for offering.

You can use this graphic if you want. Please link to lookingforlovelybook.com and use the hashtag #lookingforlovely.

Looking For Lovely Square Share

Or if you just want to use the book cover, here it is! (DO YOU LOVE IT OR WHAT? I know. I cried big fat tears when I saw the cover. Matt Lehman, y’all. He’s more talented than I know how to discuss.)

Looking For Lovely

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Annie, do you love this book?

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With my whole heart. I hope you will too.



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  1. posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 8:56 AM  |  reply

    I’m so so excited for you, and for me to read this book! Congrats!

  2. Amy Hughes
    posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 10:34 AM  |  reply

    I’m so excited to read yet another masterpiece that God has blessed you with. You alone are such an inspiration of looking to God for direction in our paths of discovery, of unity through the Holy Spirit, and you also show us that when we lean on God and His word, anything is possible!
    I feel blessed, and humbled, to have you as my wonderful sister-in-Christ, and to witness the joy of this new revelation in your walk with Jesus!
    *Just a side note – Annie, do you think your team might consider making an ebook (in Amazon, for example) version of your writings available? I believe it may help foster further interest in how readers grow closer to both YOU and to GOD!
    Thank you for sharing your gift(s) with us!
    God bless you, Annie, your wonderful team, and every soul touched by your words, always.
    Much love, Amy 😉

    • posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:35 AM  |  reply

      You are so sweet, Amy! Thank you!!

      YES! The e-book will be available on Kindle and Nook, but it’s just not available on pre-sales. So it will be there by April 5!! 🙂

      Hugs to you and your family!! 🙂

  3. posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 3:51 PM  |  reply

    You don’t know how excited I am to read your new book. I have been wanting a new book of yours for awhile. I can’t wait to tell all my friends to read it and my small group from Plugged-In that I’m helping lead.

    Love ya girl and thanks for being my reason to be a writer,


  4. posted on Apr 01, 2016 at 12:55 PM  |  reply

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  5. posted on Apr 06, 2016 at 4:31 PM  |  reply

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  6. posted on Apr 09, 2016 at 8:53 PM  |  reply

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  7. Alicia
    posted on Sep 03, 2016 at 10:01 PM  |  reply

    How long are each of the video sessions for group time planning purposes?

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