BOOK TOUR PROMO & GIVEAWAY: At What Cost by Jessie Andersen


At What Cost

by Jessie Andersen

Contemporary YA

Book Description

During her junior year, sixteen-year-old Maggie Reynolds expected to shop for prom dresses, not maternity clothes. Now, instead of studying for the SATs, she’s reading “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” Maggie’s ‘Mother Dearest’ lives in fear that Maggie will somehow taint the family name, so Maggie can’t turn to her for help. Meanwhile, her father is oblivious to anything but his 9-9 job. And her boyfriend, Justin? She’s pretty sure he’ll stay by her side.

While Maggie wrestles with her options, Justin offers a solution: abortion. It would solve all her problems quickly, easily, and effectively. And her parents would never know, which means they won’t throw her out and cut her off like they’d always threatened if she got herself knocked up. Now Maggie must decide which choice she can live with: abortion or teenage motherhood. Either way, it’ll be a tough road to travel.

More info about Maggie, main character of At What Cost

Full Name: Margaret Reynolds
Species: Human
Age: 16
Height: 5’6”
Eye color: gray/blue
Hair Color: brown
Likes: Basketball, hanging with friends, avoiding her mother, parties, music, reading, chocolate silk pie, comfortable clothes, coffee
Dislikes: morning sickness, when people patronize her, her mother
Strengths: Fortitude .Maggie also wants to do the right thing, if she can just figure out what that is.
Weaknesses: Lying, Not recognizing her own inner strength, lack of trust
Fears: that her parents will find out about the pregnancy, that she’ll have to be a teenage mother, loneliness
Dreams: Maggie dreams of having normal teenage years. Now, with her pregnancy, it’s an unattainable dream. She also dreams of going to college.
Background: Maggie is the oldest of two girls. Her father is a lawyer, who just won a huge case, which pushes the family into a higher tax bracket. Her mother loves the increase in income, but for Maggie it means that everything she does is scrutinized, mostly by her mom. Maggie’s relationship with her mother is shaky at best. They are like water and oil, and nothing Maggie does ever seems to please her mom. So Maggie does her best to avoid her mother whenever possible. She’s a junior in high school when she gets pregnant. Up until that point, she led a pretty normal, boring life. School, basketball, friends. Nothing that would set her apart from anyone else.


About the Author

Jessie Andersen lives in a small town in Western New York with her husband and three kids. A former English teacher, she now spends her time writing while the kids are at school and the baby is sleeping. She volunteers at the local library and sings in the church band. You can find information about her books at, and you can follow her blogs at Therabidwriter.blogspot (Personal blog) and (Book blog). You can also follow her on Twitter and on Facebook at


You can win one of 3 ebook copies of At What Cost.


Click the banner at the top to follow the rest of the tour.

About Carrie

A SAHM who loves her life :)

Posted on September 27, 2012, in book tour, books, free, Giveaway, promo, reading. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for participating in the tour! The post looks great and I love your blog background!

Tell me what ya think :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s