April Author of the Month
PEELED There is so much coming at ace reporter Hildy Biddie that she’s
not sure what is true anymore. The big story in town is that a ghost is on
the loose and plenty of people are scared. It doesn’t help that the local
paper is running frightening headlines.
RULES OF THE ROAD Alcoholism in a family,--it’s a life of pain and
often, denial. Jenna Boller, ace shoe salesperson, knows this too well.
Her dad can’t stay sober. But she learned the secret to living with him—
speak the truth, keep loving him. And for one summer, she gets out of
town—hired by her aging rich boss, Madeline Gladstone, to drive her to
BEST FOOT FORWARD Corporate lies, dealing with an alcoholic father,
managing a juvenile delinquent, and romance—what a combination.
But that is what Jenna Bolter faces in this story about what it means
to do your best when close to everything around you is out of control.
HOPE WAS HERE
A Recipe for Hope
*One tough-talking waitress
*One equally tough perfectionist comfort food chef
heart-wrenching move from their beloved
*One great Quaker battling leukemia
*One nasty mayoral race
*Romance; serious food
*A courageous sheriff’s deputy, a cute short order cook, a team of
teenagers fighting for truth.
*Because when hope gets released in a place, all kinds of things are
BACKWATER Have you ever known someone who was so unusual they had
trouble living around other people? Ivy Breedlove is a little (at least
around her family), but her Aunt jo wins the prize. Is Jo still alive?
That’s what Ivy wants to know. This is a wilderness adventure about
pursuing historical truth, and about learning where the roots of our
families can take us.
STAND TALL How does a boy named Tree cope? He is too tall, his
How does divorce affect a family? How can hope be found in the midst