I'm an American girl who grew up overseas, riding elephants in Thailand, dancing around the Maypole in Sweden, drinking tea in the United Kingdom, and touring castles across Europe. In these foreign (to me) and exotic locales, books were both my anchor and my escape. They connected me to my native land (and English-speakers in general), while introducing me to worlds even more awesome than the ones I lived in.
Fans of E. Lockhart's Genuine Fraud and Karen McManus' One of Us is Lying, will be drawn to Stealing Away's suspenseful twists and turns.
Seventeen-year-old Jaynie Haart is an identity thief, and uses fake IDs and credit cards to survive. But don't hold it against her. She has her reasons. And they're good ones. Desperate to get out of her abusive home, Jaynie also finds herself a heartbeat away from foster care. And no matter what happens next, Jaynie is in trouble, and she knows it. So when an opportunity unexpectedly presents itself, she assumes the identity of a girl she's never met, and runs away to California. Along the way, she meets an enigmatic boy, whose secrets might just be more dangerous than her own. As Jaynie's adventure becomes more perilous, and the people chasing her get closer, she's more determined than ever not to get caught. The story will keep you guessing...until the end you never saw coming. Learn More
In the charming town of Finch's Crossing, the four Hamilton sisters search for deep, sustaining love. For each, Finch’s Crossing is a powerful force that always draws them home. Autumn, the artist, longs to be whole again. Spring and Summer contemplate the crossroads in their lives. And Winter is looking for nothing, and finds … everything. Discover the Finch's Crossing series! I invite you to stroll along the cobbled streets and slate sidewalks in the tranquil neighborhoods, then settle on a stool at the lunch counter for a bite to eat. Later you can shop in the stores on Pittsburgh Street, then enjoy refreshments at Miss Elsie’s Tea Room. I promise that everyone will make you feel right at home! Learn More
In an attempt to support other indie authors, I review indie books exclusively.
I review adult fiction, particularly mysteries and suspense. I will also read clean romances (Think, "Will I be mortified when my mother-in-law reads this?") and all YA fiction, except anime and horror. From time to time I may review non-fiction.