book reviews

The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate

**This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.** Title: The Story Keeper Author: Lisa Wingate Published By: Tyndale House Publishers (2014) Synopsis: When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in…

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Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

** This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.** Title: Goodbye Stranger Author: Rebecca Stead Published By: Wendy Lamb Books (2015) Synopsis: Bridge is an accident survivor who’s wondering why she’s still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody’s games—or…

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Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

** This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.** Title: Beyond the Bright Sea Author: Lauren Wolk Published By: Dutton Books for Young Readers (2017) Synopsis:  Twelve-year-old Crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts. Abandoned and set adrift on a…

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The Wishing Pearl by Nicole O’Dell

** This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.** Title: The Wishing Pearl (Diamond Estates, #1) Author: Nicole O’Dell Published By: Barbour Books (2011) Synopsis: This book focuses on sixteen-year-old Olivia Mansfield. Her father died in a car accident years ago, and ever since she’s been dealing with her stepfather’s abuse.…

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The Summer of Moonlight Secrets by Danette Haworth

** This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.** Title: The Summer of Moonlight Secrets Author: Danette Haworth Published By: Walker Childrens (2010) Synopsis: At The Meriwether, Florida’s famous antebellum hotel off of Hope Springs, nothing is quite as it seems. Secret staircases give way to servants’ quarters and Prohibition-era speakeasies make for the…

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Magic: The Crest by Rena Marthaler

** This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.** Title: Magic: The Crest Author: Rena Marthaler Published By: CreateSpace (2013) Synopsis: Magic The Crest is the story of a group of ten-year-old girls who use special powers to battle a flying dragon menacing their elementary school. When the girls receive a prophecy…

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