Third Willow

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Third Willow
It's the summer of '54 in the sleepy midwestern town of Sand Flats, Nebraska. Four lonely misfits forge an unlikely friendship under the draping branches of the third willow--a safe place where humor, magic and sorrow coexist. There they discover that best friends can ease the pressures from the adult world that threaten to steal their innocence. Ringleader Hap--a poor man's Peter Pan--is unwilling to let the abuse of his alcoholic father taint his boyish optimism while he secretly searches for his missing mother. Obsessed with his Indian roots, he constructs a carefree world on the outskirts of town. As the new kid in Sand Flats, tomboy Patsy joins him, eager to escape her father's iron rule and the pain afflicting her wounded brother, a Korean War veteran. Together, Hap and Patsy befriend timid Beah, who struggles to earn the love of her cold mother following the death of her only brother. It takes levelheaded Raz, the eldest of the only Jewish family in town, to be the conscience of the group. Told through their eyes, this is a tale of a summer of unbridled adventure, which ends unexpectedly and abruptly forces them all into adulthood. As tender as it is intense, Third Willow will transport you to the last summer of your innocence.
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Lenore Skomal Press

The Tale of Emerys Treasure

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Losten Deforest - Yes, he has the same opinion of his name that you do - is a highly academic student whose plan to attend a prestigious university is cancelled by his family's move two months after his high school graduation. As soon as he moves, however, he crashes his car into a river, but is rescued – by what he believes is an angel.

At the local community college, he meets Emerys, an old-fashioned girl who harbors a secret that Losten accidentally learns. However, Losten can’t understand why this information is even a secret or why his knowledge of it causes some members of her family to distrust him. As their relationship unfolds, Losten must contend with increasing danger, and given his wit and skepticism towards the various predicaments in which he finds himself, his life will never be the same – or will that be a moot point?

ShockWaves

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ShockWaves
Lee Banner has one passion, parkour; one secret, he’s telepathic; and one problem, an ex-IRA terrorist, with a thirst for revenge, has kidnapped the girl of his dreams.
Sixteen year old Lee Banner thinks he’s a daydreamer. One minute he’s watching the football, the next he’s seeing a girl in a car crash. It’s so real he can feel her fear, hear her scream. But when he meets Paige Harper, the girl from the crash, and her parents have actually been killed in a hit-and-run accident, can it really be just his over-active imagination?

And then Paige is kidnapped. Will their special connection and Lee’s parkour be enough to save her?

ShockWaves is the first in a new fast-moving action-packed adventure trilogy.
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Beresford Publishing House

Shadow of Time

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Shadow of Time
All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can’t help but feeling more for him than just friendship.

But fate apparently has something else in store for her. And it’s not peace and quiet. Night after night, Hannah is plagued by strange nightmares about the past of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows chasing her. They seem to come closer – and why is Josh always present in her dreams?


Sometimes, the past has a way of catching up with you.

The Path to the Sun

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The Path to the Sun
You do not question The Way.

Every Toran knows this, even Kiran, a lowly orphan. But at age sixteen, no matter how hard he tries, he’s still tormented by doubt.

When his village suffers a drought, Kiran and six other youths embark on a quest into the Land Unknown, where demon Mawghuls lurk in every dark corner. Across tornado-ridden flatlands, through a canyon of raging whitewater, and into a steamy jungle, with only an ancient scroll to guide them, they evade an entrancing witch, escape a seductive cult, and outrun bloodthirsty headhunters. But when they are captured by slave traders, and one of their own makes the ultimate sacrifice to free the others, their journey turns into a fight for survival.

Lost and facing starvation, Kiran must use all the skills he’s learned from the natives to survive. If he is to save the village, he must trust his own judgment to find

The Path to the Sun.

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