A modern day, real-world fairytale with a twist.

Inspired by the story of Rapunzel.

The 2020 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Young Adult - Romance genre!

Tristan Parker is lost. 

After living through his parents’ bitter divorce, Tristan surprises everyone when he decides to uproot his life and move across the country with his dad. Disenchanted, Tristan deals with his pain by shutting out the world… until one day, when trying to retrieve a lost baseball, he climbs a tower and meets a girl.

Helena Thompson is like no one Tristan has ever encountered. She’s quirky, weird, and lives in an imaginary world—her only way of coping with the bizarre life her paranoid mother forces her to lead. Drawn by Helena’s magical view on life, Tristan finds himself returning often to the unique girl with the long golden hair. But spending time with her is not an easy task, especially because their relationship must be kept a secret.

When Helena’s mother discovers the truth, can Tristan find the strength to fight for the girl who has awakened his heart? Or will the paranoid woman who keeps her daughter under lock and key stop their dreams from coming true?

If you enjoy reading sweet romances that touch on real-life issues and delve into the heartache and wonder of first love, then Paper Cranes is the book for you.

"This book was AMAZING!!!!!! Wow, I can't ever describe how much I loved this book. Helena and Tristan's love story is of epic proportions. Literally overcoming everything to be together.... ahhh. (Wipes away a tear) I don't even know where to start telling you everything that was so right with this story. The fairytale feel... The innocent love... The magic.. .The multiple life lessons... Jordan rendered me speechless and those closest to me will tell you that's an impossible task." ★★★★★ Amazon review, Renee Adams-Cook, Australia

"It’s captivating, compelling reading as we follow Tristan trying to mend the hurt in his heart. The characters are deep, multi-faceted, and those different facets shine through in each chapter. You will find yourself holding your breath at many points during the story and you won't be able to stop the tears as you read this magical, heartwarming tale of young love." Gold Award review by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite