Rachel Wells loses everything she cherishes in a brief summer storm off the coast of Florida. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, driven to the point of insanity by survivor’s guilt, Rachel turns her back on the world and retreats to a deserted island with her cat. Here she plans to live out her life in isolation, frozen behind an impenetrable veil of pain. That is, until she receives a gift from the sea that opens a slit in the veil and allows the world to intrude. Ignoring her conscience, Rachel learns too late that some gifts are not meant to be kept forever, and that forgiveness and redemption sometimes require sacrifice. The gods and spirits watch as the many layers of love unfold to reveal a complex finale.
Eleven-year-old Willie, always the smartest kid in town, skips two grades, doesn’t have any friends, and spends his days reading in an abandoned old cellar. Suddenly, Huby appears out of nowhere. Who is this weird new boy who knows things he shouldn’t and might not be what he seems to be? Together they explore Willie’s favorite hideout where mysterious noises and dots of light could mean a ghost. When Willie wins a school contest with a proposal to build a baseball field, the project may fall apart because third base will be over Willie’s cellar hideout and whatever may be down there. With the help of new friends and the town witch, Willie’s resolution of the ghostly problem is The Mystery Under Third Base.
Check out the latest trailer for Fran Orenstein’s book The Book of Mysteries. This a great book for the tween set and makes a great Christmas gift for the reader in the family. Find her books on Amazon.
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Enter The Book of Mysteries at your own risk with Tyler Trent and his best friend, Zack Vander. Tyler and Zack live in an apartment house in New York City. Tyler’s uncle sends him to a find a disappearing bookstore, an ancient bookseller, and The Book of Mysteries, where exciting and danger-filled adventures await them.
THE WIZARD OF BALALAC
In the strange world of Balara, the two boys, with the help of a Balaran girl, a dragon-slayer giant, and a yellow, polka-dot dog, must un-mask and force a wizard to release a fire-breathing dragon from a deadly spell. The boys must complete the quest before they can they return home, that is, if the disappearing bookstore is still there and they remember the magic words.
THE GARGOYLES OF BLACKTHORNE
In the second novella, Tyler and Zack face marauding gargoyles. Good King Elveron’s golden scepter has the power to keep the country of Gothica safe and thriving, but it has been stolen by his evil stepmother, the former queen. She has cast a spell on the gargoyles that sit atop Blackthorne Castle, home of the King’s half-brother, Lord Malevil, and the winged-beasts menace the countryside every night. The boys, with the help of twin Goth princesses, Lily and Ivy and their cousin, Sir Valor, must retrieve the scepter and free Gothica from the terror of the Gargoyles. Only then can they return to their own world through the bookstore that may have disappeared.
THE CENTAURS OF SPYR
This could be the last adventure Tyler and Zack undertake, for they may not be able to return home. They emerge in a world populated by the hairless people of Haven, trees that can speak and move, and colonies of mythical beasts that live in the surrounding plains and mountains. There is imminent war between Griffons and Hippogriffs and Haven lies between. Even guarded by a massive forest of trees, the destruction of Haven appears to be a real possibility, unless Tyler and Zack and their Haven friends, Kai and Cassa, can find a stolen crystal, prized by the Centaurs in the mountains of Spyr and convince them to help stop the war. The Centaurs live in isolation and want nothing to do with the other inhabitants of the country. Tyler and Zack face the most dangerous quest of all, and this could be their final journey into The Book of Mysteries.
Everybody remember back on October 29th I told you were were going to be doing a fundraiser to get a grave marker for Pauline Metler, the victim in the book The Last Rites. Being the curious sort that I am I went to the cemetery this past weekend and found her new grave marker. I am told it has only been up for about a month but it is now there. While her name at the time of her death was Pauline Metler her family knew her as Pauline Marshall thus explaining the name difference on the grave marker. Check out the pictures that were taken on that visit. There is no date of death just the month and year. If you want to find out why then read the book The Last Rites by Yvonne Mason. Available on Nook, Kindle, Amazon.