Blog Tour: A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl + Giveaway

Posted March 20, 2017 by Samantha in Uncategorized / 7 Comments


Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop of the A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS blog tour! I’m super excited about this one. Check out information about the book and author, my Like/Try/Why below, the tour schedule, and a giveaway!


 Tess da Costa is a saint — a hand-to-god, miracle-producing saint. At least that’s what the people in her hometown of New Avon, Massachusetts, seem to believe. And when Tess suddenly and tragically passes away, her small city begins feverishly petitioning the Pope to make Tess’s sainthood official. Tess’s mother is ecstatic over the fervor, while her sister Callie, the one who knew Tess best, is disgusted – overcome with the feeling that her sister is being stolen from her all over again.

The fervor for Tess’s sainthood only grows when Ana Langone, a local girl who’s been missing for six months, is found alive at the foot of one of Tess’s shrines. It’s the final straw for Callie.

With the help of Tess’s secret boyfriend Danny, Callie’s determined to prove that Tess was something far more important than a saint; she was her sister, her best friend and a girl in love with a boy. But Callie’s investigation uncovers much more than she bargained for: a hidden diary, old family secrets, and even the disturbing truth behind Ana’s kidnapping.

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Author Bio:

When Katie Bayerl isn’t penning stories, she coaches teens and nonprofits to tell theirs. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has taught creative writing in schools and a variety of community settings. Katie has an incurable obsession with saints, bittersweet ballads, and murder. A Psalm for Lost Girls is her first novel.




Like: DEVOTED by Jennifer Mathieu

Try: A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS by Katie Bayerl

Why: Much like A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS, DEVOTED explores what draws people to religion and what it means to search for answers.



Like: FAR FROM YOU by Tess Sharpe

Try: A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS by Katie Bayerl

Why: These novels both feature main characters who feel isolated when it comes to believing something no one else around them does, and they do their best to uncover the truth.




Like: SECOND CHANCE SUMMER by Morgan Matson

Try: A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS by Katie Bayerl

Why: A PSALM and SECOND CHANCE SUMMER navigate complex family dynamics, especially in the face of losing a family member.



Like: VANISHING GIRLS by Lauren Oliver

Try: A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS by Katie Bayerl

Why: Both novels tackle the complicated relationship between sisters, especially when separated (though one is through a mystery and one is by death).

Blog Tour Schedule:
Week One:
March 13 – []Here’s to Happy Endings – Author Q&A
March 14 – []Butter My Books – Guest Post
March 15 – []Margie’s Must Reads – Spotlight
March 16 – Cynsations – Gust Post
March 17 – Ex Libris – 10 Favorite Moments from Psalm for Lost Girls
Week Two:
March 20 – []Forest of Words and Pages – Like/Try/Why
March 21 – That Artsy Reader Girl – Debut Dish
March 22 – Twinning for Books – Review
March 23 – Mundie Moms – Review
March 24 – The Children’s Book Review – Guest Post



Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl (ARV: $17.99 each).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on March 13, 2017 and 12:00 AM on March 27, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about March 29, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.



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7 Responses to “Blog Tour: A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl + Giveaway”

  1. Alyssa C

    The like/why/try books are so good! I can definitely can get the feel of what kind of book this is!

  2. danielle hammelef

    I love this post! I remember in school we used to have to compare and contrast books and now this information is very helpful. I can’t wait to read this book based on the comparison ones you posted here.