Firefly Beach

Firefly Beach
Author: Luanne Rice
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2006-06-27
ISBN 10: 0553902741
ISBN 13: 9780553902747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firefly Beach Book Review:

Under the summer sky, anything is possible.... Author of the acclaimed novels Cloud Nine and Follow the Stars Home, Luanne Rice returns with another moving portrait of a family in crisis—as three sisters come face-to-face with the past and find in each other the courage to go on. Coolly sophisticated and steadfastly single, Caroline Renwick has always been the sister everyone could count on. As she and Clea and Skye gathered at Firefly Hill, their childhood home, Caroline thought that they had all put the past behind them. But as summer gets under way, a mysterious man arrives—a man who has the power to bring it all back.... Joe Connor was only six when his father died at Firefly Hill. Though he and Caroline had never met, the five-year-old girl reached out to him. They became pen pals and friends, until a teenaged Joe finally learned the truth about what had happened to his father that night. Now, after years of silence, Joe is suddenly here ... and Caroline still feels a connection. But she can't help but wonder if this handsome man holds the key to her family's healing—or its destruction. And in his presence, how long will she be able to guard her heart?

Firefly Beach

Firefly Beach
Author: Luanne Rice
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0345526864
ISBN 13: 9780345526861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firefly Beach Book Review:

Under the summer sky, anything is possible.... Author of the acclaimed novels Cloud Nine and Follow the Stars Home, Luanne Rice returns with another moving portrait of a family in crisis—as three sisters come face-to-face with the past and find in each other the courage to go on. Coolly sophisticated and steadfastly single, Caroline Renwick has always been the sister everyone could count on. As she and Clea and Skye gathered at Firefly Hill, their childhood home, Caroline thought that they had all put the past behind them. But as summer gets under way, a mysterious man arrives—a man who has the power to bring it all back.... Joe Connor was only six when his father died at Firefly Hill. Though he and Caroline had never met, the five-year-old girl reached out to him. They became pen pals and friends, until a teenaged Joe finally learned the truth about what had happened to his father that night. Now, after years of silence, Joe is suddenly here ... and Caroline still feels a connection. But she can't help but wonder if this handsome man holds the key to her family's healing—or its destruction. And in his presence, how long will she be able to guard her heart?

Firefly Beach

Firefly Beach
Author: Meira Pentermann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780982417089
ISBN 13: 098241708X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firefly Beach Book Review:

When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wants only to withdraw and paint, but a silent ball of light hovering in the forest beckons her on a nightly basis. Hesitantly, Beth follows it one evening. It leads her to a secret beach and the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975.

Firefly Beach

Firefly Beach
Author: Luanne Rice
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2006-06-27
ISBN 10: 0553902741
ISBN 13: 9780553902747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firefly Beach Book Review:

Under the summer sky, anything is possible.... Author of the acclaimed novels Cloud Nine and Follow the Stars Home, Luanne Rice returns with another moving portrait of a family in crisis—as three sisters come face-to-face with the past and find in each other the courage to go on. Coolly sophisticated and steadfastly single, Caroline Renwick has always been the sister everyone could count on. As she and Clea and Skye gathered at Firefly Hill, their childhood home, Caroline thought that they had all put the past behind them. But as summer gets under way, a mysterious man arrives—a man who has the power to bring it all back.... Joe Connor was only six when his father died at Firefly Hill. Though he and Caroline had never met, the five-year-old girl reached out to him. They became pen pals and friends, until a teenaged Joe finally learned the truth about what had happened to his father that night. Now, after years of silence, Joe is suddenly here ... and Caroline still feels a connection. But she can't help but wonder if this handsome man holds the key to her family's healing—or its destruction. And in his presence, how long will she be able to guard her heart?

Summer at Firefly Beach

Summer at Firefly Beach
Author: Jenny Hale
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN 10: 1786817330
ISBN 13: 9781786817334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer at Firefly Beach Book Review:

‘Amazingly heartfelt and emotional. It's not often that I come across a story that completely moves me to tears… Absolutely delightful.’ Mixing Reality With Fiction, 5 stars A totally emotional, gripping page-turner from the bestselling author of The Summer House about the importance of family, re-discovering who you are, and the magic of finding true love under the summer sun. Perfect for fans of Mary Alice Monroe, Nancy Thayer and Susan Mallery. Hallie Flynn’s favorite place in the world is her great Aunt Clara’s beautiful beachside house, with its inviting wraparound porch and enchanting views across the sparkling turquoise ocean. For Hallie, going to Firefly Beach, filled with magical memories, feels like coming home, but in one moment Hallie is left broken-hearted when her adored Aunt Clara passes away… As always, Aunt Clara has thought of everything. In her last letter she included a bucket list Hallie wrote as a child, for Hallie to complete. Leaving her dead-end job and predictable schedule, Hallie returns to Firefly beach and embraces Aunt Clara’s words. All the time her childhood best friend Ben Murray, with his golden charm and infuriating ability to be right all the time, is by her side. Spending the summer with Ben, as they enjoy drinks on the pier and endless talks stretched out in the soft sand, Hallie begins to remember the things that matter most to her. But following the bucket list isn’t an easy journey. It forces her to face the pain of her past as she starts to fall for the person who has been there for her all along... Just as her heart is healing, an encounter with a newcomer to the beach town, wealthy and talented photographer Gavin Wilson, leaves her questioning her future and shows her she has to make a difficult decision that could mean losing everything. Will Hallie be able to fulfill Aunt Clara’s last wish and change her life? Or will a secret she’s been keeping destroy her new beginning—and the chance to experience true love? Why readers are falling in love with Summer at Firefly Beach: ‘I fell in love with this book from the very first page… simply beautiful and if you are a romance fan then this is one not to be missed. I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘So good I couldn’t put it down! I LOVED Ben and Hallie’s relationship so much… Go grab yourself a copy you won’t regret it!!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘This novel is honestly the perfect summer beach read… positive and uplifting… Also, Hallie and Ben? I’m obsessed. I loved their chemistry so much, I could not put the book down because I just HAD to know if they were going to end up together or not!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I am a HUGE fan of Jenny's work and I love her summer books… Ben is perfect. Oh man... I fell hard and fast for him…*Swoon*… This book is the perfect beach read… Grab a copy and curl up with a nice cup of tea (or wine! Wine is good!) and just escape to the beauty of Firefly Beach!’ Starcrossed Reviews ‘Oh how I love this book, and I cannot say enough good things about it… This is the perfect book for summer!... it will leave you with a humongous smile on your heart!’ Kristin’s Novel Café, 5 stars ‘Grab the tissues, curl up on your favourite chair, set aside a reading day and indulge in the new Jenny Hale book. I absolutely adored this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A beautiful love story… I stayed up way too late to finish!... I could envision this beautiful beach town as if I was there… The end is pure perfection.’ Goodreads

The House on Firefly Beach

The House on Firefly Beach
Author: Jenny Hale
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-06-05
ISBN 10: 1786817314
ISBN 13: 9781786817310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House on Firefly Beach Book Review:

“The perfect escapist summer read… I completely devoured this book in just one sitting… I adored this book from start to finish. It has been the perfect escape.” Book Love, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Nothing beats falling in love under the sun, with the sand beneath your feet. This gorgeous, feel-good, and heartwarming summer escape from the bestselling author of The Summer House is perfect for fans of Mary Alice Monroe, Susan Mallery and Nancy Thayer. For Sydney Flynn, her treasured family home, Starlight Cottage, is her sanctuary. The house on the white sands of Firefly Beach, surrounded by glittering turquoise waters, is the perfect place for her fresh start. That’s until her knees almost buckle at the sight of Nate Henderson. As teenagers, Sydney and Nate whispered sweet nothings and promised “forever” to each other. Sydney thought they were perfect. She never imagined that her childhood sweetheart was going to end things out of the blue and with no explanation, ruthlessly driving away from her and never looking back. She has spent the last decade piecing herself back together, and trying to figure out exactly what went wrong. And now the man who ripped apart her heart is back. The down-to-earth son of a fisherman she used to know, forever in beach t-shirts and flip flops, is well and truly gone – in his place is a successful songwriter in a swanky designer suit who’s totally out of place in the small town she calls home. All of a sudden, Nate wants to make it up to Sydney, yet how can she find it in her heart to forgive him? But when a new development threatens her beloved Starlight Cottage, Sydney needs all the help she can get, and her plan of avoiding Nate is suddenly impossible. Can they overcome their past to save Firefly Beach and the house that holds so many memories for them? Or will the town they adore, and the love they had for one another, be lost forever? Readers are falling in love with The House on Firefly Beach: “Wow!!! I couldn’t have enjoyed it more! Such a page-turner for me and I couldn’t put it down… Great job, Jenny!!! Can’t wait to read more from you!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Amazing… I blew through the pages… No spoilers but there was laughter and tears with the characters which is how I judge a book. If the character sheds a tear and I do then it is a WIN!... I loved this book and can't recommend it enough for your beach bag or picnic bag for the park. It is the perfect summer read!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “WOW!... Wonderful… I was hooked to the story from the start. I fell in love… Firefly Beach is amazing.” Simona’s Corner of Dreams, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I LOVED this book! I couldn’t put it down and read the entire thing in one day (laundry? What laundry?)!... Perfect!" Orthodox Mom, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Just when you think this series can’t get any better, Jenny Hale proves you wrong. I absolutely loved this book. It immediately pulls you in to the sand and the surf. This is such a page-turner, I couldn’t put it down… The romance is as warm and toasty as the summer sun. I feel as if Sydney and Nate are close personal friends that I would want to hang out at the beach with. I highly recommend this book and all books by this author, I promise you will be hooked.” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Awesome!!!... I absolutely loved this book.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved this book! I felt like I was actually on the beach!” Reading Through the Looking Glass, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Perfect… I loved every minute of it!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Beach Girls

Beach Girls
Author: Luanne Rice
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0553587242
ISBN 13: 9780553587241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beach Girls Book Review:

Jack Kilvert returns to Hubbard's Point with his daughter, Nell, in the hopes of recapturing old friendships, and is reunited with reclusive artist Stevie Moore, the one-time best friend of his estranged sister, Madeleine.

28 Summers

28 Summers
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 0316420050
ISBN 13: 9780316420051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

28 Summers Book Review:

A "captivating and bittersweet" novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades—but this could be the summer that changes everything (People). When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election. There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other? Flash back to the sweet summer of 1993: Mallory has just inherited a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, and she agrees to host her brother's bachelor party. Cooper's friend from college, Jake McCloud, attends, and Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere—through marriage, children, and Ursula's stratospheric political rise—until Mallory learns she's dying. Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.

True Blue

True Blue
Author: Luanne Rice
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-07-22
ISBN 10: 0307492133
ISBN 13: 9780307492135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Blue Book Review:

The story of two sisters and the boy next door... The acclaimed author of Firefly Beach and other New York Times bestsellers, Luanne Rice explores the powerful bonds that connect old friends, and the joy of life’s unexpected second chances. Now, returning once more to the Connecticut beach town at the center of many of her most beloved novels, she touches our hearts with a spellbinding story of a love lost—and saved—by the power of what was always meant to be . . . Schoolteacher Rumer Larkin never felt the need to stray from Hubbard’s Point. Rich with legends of seafaring spirits and lost treasures, the rustic village still echoes with the memories of Rumer’s past—even after those she loved have left. But now, so many summers after Zeb Mayhew broke her heart, he has returned with his teenage son, and Rumer knows her quiet life will never be the same again. Zeb has come back to hoping to reconnect with his son, with the past and all its mistakes. Suddenly facing Rumer again, Zeb discovers where he belongs. He could never forget the girl who used to climb onto his roof with him to watch the stars. But neither Zeb nor Rumer knows if it’s too late to do more than regret the path not taken—or if every path leads us back to the one true love of our life . . .

Fly Away

Fly Away
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 125003180X
ISBN 13: 9781250031808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly Away Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling author returns to the characters in Firefly Lane in her next blockbuster novel, Fly Away. Once, a long time ago, I walked down a night-darkened road called Firefly Lane, all alone, on the worst night of my life, and I found a kindred spirit. That was our beginning. More than thirty years ago. TullyandKate. You and me against the world. Best friends forever. But stories end, don't they? You lose the people you love and you have to find a way to go on. . . . Tully Hart has always been larger than life, a woman fueled by big dreams and driven by memories of a painful past. She thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend, Kate Ryan, dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate---to be there for Kate's children---but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people. Sixteen-year-old Marah Ryan is devastated by her mother's death. Her father, Johnny, strives to hold the family together, but even with his best efforts, Marah becomes unreachable in her grief. Nothing and no one seems to matter to her . . . until she falls in love with a young man who makes her smile again and leads her into his dangerous, shadowy world. Dorothy Hart---the woman who once called herself Cloud---is at the center of Tully's tragic past. She repeatedly abandoned her daughter, Tully, as a child, but now she comes back, drawn to her daughter's side at a time when Tully is most alone. At long last, Dorothy must face her darkest fear: Only by revealing the ugly secrets of her past can she hope to become the mother her daughter needs. A single, tragic choice and a middle-of-the-night phone call will bring these women together and set them on a poignant, powerful journey of redemption. Each has lost her way, and they will need each one another---and maybe a miracle---to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark powerful storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day.

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon
Author: Danielle Daniel
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2017-10-01
ISBN 10: 1554989760
ISBN 13: 9781554989768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Once in a Blue Moon Book Review:

Inspired by the expression “once in a blue moon,” Danielle Daniel has created a book of short poems, each one describing a rare or special experience that turns an ordinary day into a memorable one. She describes the thrill of seeing a double rainbow, the Northern Lights or a shooting star as well as quieter pleasures such as spotting a turtle basking in the sun or a family of ducks waddling across the road. In simple words and delightful naïve images, Once in a Blue Moon celebrates the magical moments that can be found in the beauty and wonders of nature. With the same simple yet sophisticated design as Danielle’s award-winning picture book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, this book is a very accessible and inviting introduction to poetry for young readers.

Firefly Summer

Firefly Summer
Author: Nan Rossiter
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 1496705041
ISBN 13: 9781496705044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firefly Summer Book Review:

A little light can guide you home... New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Rossiter’s touching new novel reunites four sisters at their childhood vacation spot on Cape Cod—where they uncover the truth about a past tragedy to find their future as a family... The close-knit Quinn siblings enjoyed the kind of idyllic childhood that seems made for greeting cards, spending each summer at Whit’s End, the family’s home on Cape Cod. Then comes the summer of 1964, warm and lush after a rainy spring—perfect firefly weather. Sisters Birdie, Remy, Sailor, Piper, and their brother, Easton, delight in catching the insects in mason jars to make blinking lanterns. Until, one terrible night, tragedy strikes. Decades later, the sisters have carved out separate lives on the Cape. Through love and heartbreak, health issues, raising children, and caring for their aging parents, they have supported each other, rarely mentioning their deep childhood loss. But one evening, as they sit together at Whit’s End to watch the sun set, the gathering fireflies elicit memories of that long-ago night, and a tumult of regrets, guilt, and secrets tumble out. Poignant yet hopeful, Firefly Summer is an uplifting story of the resilience of sisterhood and the bright glimpses of joy and solace that, like fireflies after rain, can follow even the deepest heartaches. Praise for the novels of Nan Rossiter “Nan Rossiter is at the peak of her storytelling abilities with Under a Summer Sky, which is told with the kind of compassion, grace, and wisdom that is nearly unrivaled in contemporary fiction.”—Examiner.com “Eloquent and surprising...I love this story of faith, love, and the lasting bonds of family.”—Ann Leary, author of Outtakes from a Marriage on The Gin & Chowder Club “A gripping story of three sisters, of love lost and found and a family’s journey from grief to triumph. A sure winner.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on More Than You Know

The Lion s Den

The Lion s Den
Author: Katherine St. John
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 9781538752876
ISBN 13: 1538752875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lion s Den Book Review:

Sex, betrayal, and intrigue: A dream vacation on a luxurious yacht turns deadly in this pulse-pounding beach read "chock full of delicious characters who flaunt their sins . . . like the latest Birkin bag" (Adriana Trigiani). Belle likes to think herself immune to the dizzying effects of fabulous wealth. But when her best friend, Summer, invites her on a glamorous getaway to the Mediterranean aboard her billionaire boyfriend's yacht, the only sensible answer is yes. Belle hopes the trip will be a much-needed break from her stalled acting career and uniquely humiliating waitressing job, but once she's aboard the luxurious Lion's Den, it soon becomes clear this jet-setting holiday is not as advertised. Belle's dream vacation quickly devolves into a nightmare as she and the handful of other girls Summer invited are treated more like prisoners than guests by their controlling host-and in one terrifying moment, Belle comes to see Summer for who she truly is: a vicious gold digger who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Belle realizes she's going to have to keep her wits about her -- and her own big secret closely hidden -- if she wants to make it off the yacht alive.

Firefly Cove

Firefly Cove
Author: Davis Bunn
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN 10: 1496708342
ISBN 13: 9781496708342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firefly Cove Book Review:

I have this, Lucius thought to himself. I have today. Since the age of seven, Lucius Quarterfield has known he is dying. Doctors told him he had a “bad ticker” and might not live to see his next birthday. But somehow, the frail yet determined boy managed to hang on and surprise everyone. Lucius not only survived to adulthood, he thrived, turning a small car dealership into a successful chain. But now, at twenty-eight, his time is finally running out. So he’s returning to the one place he ever felt happy, near the only woman he ever truly wanted—the California seaside town of Miramar Bay . . . Was it so much to ask, a healthy tomorrow shared with a woman he loved? Jessica was the only daughter of the only dentist in town. An ardent reader and fan of Jane Austen, she was able to follow in her father’s footsteps, as he desired. But Jessica preferred the simple things in life—a trait that captivated Lucius from the moment he arrived in town. Her quick wit and carefree approach to life were a breath of fresh air to a man who devoted all his time to work. Soon they were falling head over heels—until Lucius pulled away, to spare her the pain of his inevitable fate. Now, after all this time, he’s going to make each moment count. Because he knows that everything is about to change . . . he just can’t know exactly how. “Readers of Nicholas Sparks will find it appealing.” —Library Journal “Fans of Kate Morton and Liane Moriarty will enjoy how this warm and well-crafted novel explores the limits of human understanding, acceptance, and imagination.” —Booklist

The Summer House

The Summer House
Author: Jenny Hale
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2017-06-09
ISBN 10: 1786812045
ISBN 13: 9781786812049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summer House Book Review:

The Summer House

The Summer House
Author: Susan Mallery,Teresa Southwick
Publsiher: Silhouette
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-11-22
ISBN 10: 9780373245109
ISBN 13: 0373245106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summer House Book Review:

The Summer House by Susan Mallery\Teresa Southwick released on Nov 22, 2002 is available now for purchase.

Last Kiss

Last Kiss
Author: Luanne Rice
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0553589768
ISBN 13: 9780553589764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Kiss Book Review:

Sheridan Rosslare has been unable to cope with her grief over the senseless murder of her son, Charlie, until Charlie's heartbroken girlfriend enlists the aid of Sheridan's long-ago soul mate, Gavin Dawson, to uncover the truth.

Fly Firefly

Fly  Firefly
Author: Shana Keller
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-03-01
ISBN 10: 1534166726
ISBN 13: 9781534166721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fly Firefly Book Review:

One evening at dusk a wind current carries a lone firefly out over the sea. Glancing down into the water, the insect is mesmerized by the glowing bioluminescence, mistaking it for other fireflies. Seeking company, the firefly plunges into the waves. Luckily, there are human bystanders who can lend a hand. Based on an event witnessed by nature writer and ecologist Rachel Carson (The Sea Around Us and Silent Spring) where a firefly attempts to join its "family" in the ocean, this lyrical story written in verse perfectly illustrates the wonder and delight the natural world offers those who pay close enough attention. Back matter includes science facts about fireflies and bioluminescence, as well as information about Carson's life.

The Blossom and the Firefly

The Blossom and the Firefly
Author: Sherri L. Smith
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 1524737917
ISBN 13: 9781524737917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blossom and the Firefly Book Review:

From the award-winning author of Flygirl comes this powerful WWII romance between two Japanese teens caught in the cogs of an unwinnable war, perfect for fans of Salt to the Sea, Lovely War, and Code Name Verity. Japan 1945. Taro is a talented violinist and a kamikaze pilot in the days before his first and only mission. He believes he is ready to die for his country . . . until he meets Hana. Hana hasn't been the same since the day she was buried alive in a collapsed trench during a bomb raid. She wonders if it would have been better to have died that day . . . until she meets Taro. A song will bring them together. The war will tear them apart. Is it possible to live an entire lifetime in eight short days? Sherri L. Smith has been called "an author with astonishing range" and "a stellar storyteller" by E. Lockhart, the New York Times-bestselling author of We Were Liars, and "a truly talented writer" by Jacqueline Woodson, the National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming. Here, with achingly beautiful prose, Smith weaves a tale of love in the face of death, of hope in the face of tragedy, set against a backdrop of the waning days of the Pacific War.

Swimming With Dolphins

Swimming With Dolphins
Author: Jessie Paddock
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1338633716
ISBN 13: 9781338633719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swimming With Dolphins Book Review:

When 12-year-old KT Wynn learns that she has to move from Iowa City to Florida, she's distraught. Not only does she have to leave behind her best friends and the only home she's ever known, she also has to deal with being the new kid in school. And she's especially worried about how her wheelchair, Sprinkles, will affect things. On the bright side, she'll still have her big sister, Lucy, with her, and she'll even get to see a dolphin-her favorite animal!-for the very first time. In fact, KT has always dreamed of swimming with a dolphin, and with the help of her sister, she's determined to make it happen. But when she meets Cola for the first time, he's not what she expected. KT is suddenly afraid, and she's unsure if she can swim with Cola given her disability. Will KT be able to overcome her fear and gain the confidence to take the plunge?