JONESY FLUX AND THE GRAY LEGON, by James Pray, Sterling Children’s Books

Filled with excitement, danger, and daring, Jonesy Flux and the Gray Legion is a classic space adventure with deliberate retro trappings. Enter Canary Station, in the Noraza system, where many died and only a few were left alive. Jonesy is one of a pack of children still living there after the station was brutally destroyed by a mysterious ship … Continue reading JONESY FLUX AND THE GRAY LEGON, by James Pray, Sterling Children’s Books

THE READERS’ ROOM, by Antoine Laurain, Gallic Books

When the manuscript of a debut crime novel arrives at a Parisian publishing house, everyone in the readers’ room is convinced it’s something special. And the committee for France’s highest literary honour, the Prix Goncourt, agrees. But when the shortlist is announced, there’s a problem for editor Violaine Lepage: she has no idea of the … Continue reading THE READERS’ ROOM, by Antoine Laurain, Gallic Books

THE INNOCENT DEAD: A RHONA MACLEOD THRILLER, by Lin Anderson, MacMillan

The present day discovery of a child’s remains in a peat bog south of Glasgow looks to finally solve the decades old mystery of ten year old Mary McInally’s disappearance. Karen Marshall had been devastated by her best pal’s abduction on the day of her confirmation. Questioned by the police but traumatized by the loss … Continue reading THE INNOCENT DEAD: A RHONA MACLEOD THRILLER, by Lin Anderson, MacMillan

THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press

A riveting middle-grade fantasy about sibling bonds, enchanted houses, and encroaching wildness, lyrically told in eerily beautiful proseThe grass grew taller than the house itself, surrounding it on all sides. It stuffed the keyholes and scraped against the roof. It shook the walls and made paintings shiver.Seven years ago, the Ballastian sisters' parents left them … Continue reading THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press

THE SUMMER WE FOUND BABY, by Amy Hest, Candlewick Press

Set during World War II, this poignant, briskly paced historical novel relays the events of one extraordinary summer from three engaging points of view. On the morning of the dedication of the new children's library in Belle Beach, Long Island, eleven-year-old Julie Sweet and her six-year-old sister, Martha, find a baby in a basket on … Continue reading THE SUMMER WE FOUND BABY, by Amy Hest, Candlewick Press

THE MULBERRY TREE, by Allison Rushby, Candlewick Press

Do naught wrong by the mulberry tree, or she'll take your daughters ... one, two, three. Ten-year-old Immy and her family run away from their storm cloud of problems to a tiny village in Cambridgeshire, England. When they find an adorable thatched cottage to begin a perfect new life in, the only downside is the … Continue reading THE MULBERRY TREE, by Allison Rushby, Candlewick Press

NEVERTELL, by Katharine Orton, Walker Books US/Candlewick Press

After escaping a Soviet prison camp, Lina is pursued by a powerful witch and her shadow wolves in a riveting debut that imbues frozen wilderness with fairy-tale magic. All that twelve-year-old Lina knows of the world is the Stalinist labor camp where she was born, a place of hunger, cruelty, and deprivation. After a daring … Continue reading NEVERTELL, by Katharine Orton, Walker Books US/Candlewick Press

COLLATERAL DAMAGE: DANGER NEVER SLEEPS, BOOK ONE, by Lynette Eason, Revell/Baker Publishing Group

Honorably discharged from the Army after an explosion nearly killed her, former military psychiatrist Brooke Adams has set up shop to help others—but her days of helping military personnel are over. She's got her own battles to fight from her time overseas, and she's not equipped to take on more. Former Army Special Ops Sergeant … Continue reading COLLATERAL DAMAGE: DANGER NEVER SLEEPS, BOOK ONE, by Lynette Eason, Revell/Baker Publishing Group

SECRETS OF MY HEART: WILLAMETTE BRIDES, BOOK ONE, by Tracie Peterson, Bethany House/Baker

Portland, Oregon, 1879. Nancy Pritchard finds herself a widow with a world of problems when her deceased husband's schemes start to come to light. As she searches through the pieces of her loveless marriage, Nancy realizes there is a lot that she didn't know about this man.Seth Carpenter is a childhood friend of Nancy's who … Continue reading SECRETS OF MY HEART: WILLAMETTE BRIDES, BOOK ONE, by Tracie Peterson, Bethany House/Baker

TOGETHER BY CHRISTMAS, by Karen Swan, MacMillan/Pan MacMillan

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance Escape to the snow-covered streets of Amsterdam in this deeply romantic read, featuring twists, turns and characters you'll fall in love with. Out October 2020 448 Pages MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I've had the pleasure of reading and reviewing all of Karen … Continue reading TOGETHER BY CHRISTMAS, by Karen Swan, MacMillan/Pan MacMillan