When Scarlett gets a sinus infection the week before Homecoming, she never knew that she would be plunged deep into a tangled mess involving the hunky guitar player, Maxx, who goes to her school. She quickly develops a mysterious side effect that appears to cause Maxx to be instantly attracted to her. With her health-freak fashionista friend Izzy by her side, Scarlett searches desperately to find answers about the sketchy "antibiotics" that she took to combat her symptoms. The time clock is set to one week, and between dodging the fiendish escapades of the high school "it-girl" who dates Maxx, as well as the feeble advances of nerdy Greg, Scarlett has to figure out what's real and what's not before anyone she cares about gets hurt.
©2016 Angelina Singer (P)2020 Angelina Singer
She blames herself for the bounty on Papa's head. Book Two in the Dangerous Loyalties series - a historical novel for teens - continues the riveting story of Daughters of the American Revolution patriot Mary Shirley McGuire. It's late summer in the Alleghany Highlands, 1775. Colonial Virginia has resolved to support the American Revolutionary cause for liberty. The British are determined to retain control of the fur trade and keep frontiersmen fighting Indians instead of joining the Continentals. Thirteen-year-old Mary Shirley is still recovering from emotional wounds inflicted when she risked her life delivering traitorous dispatches. She trusted the wrong men, and now the family must flee Indian Creek to stay ahead of British Loyalists who seek her papa's life. But they can't risk being captured by taking the main road to Daniel Boone's trail that leads into Kentucky territory. They must endure the more dangerous and grueling hunter's path that leads to rough frontier forts along the Clinch River. Passions are ignited, friendships are formed, and shocking lessons are learned. Papa ignores the warnings to wait for other travelers, causing Mary's anxieties to worsen. Once they cross the Cumberland Gap, they're at the mercy of God and the Chickamauga Cherokee to make it to Fort Boonesborough alive. Frontiersmen tell them the settlement of Fort Boonesborough isn't defendable, and Mary doesn't want to continue. Papa is confident that the Indians are too busy preparing for winter to raid. A few days from the fort, Mary is feeling hopeful for the future. Then disaster strikes, leaving the family devastated and heartbroken. There is no other choice. Mary must lay aside paralyzing fear and excruciating pain to save her family before time runs out. Fleeing the Shadows (Dangerous Loyalties, Book Two) invites listeners to experience traveling the dangerous wilderness trails with Mary and her family through thick wild forests of Southwest Virginia and into Kentucky territory that leads straight into a Native American hornet's nest. Mary just wants to make it Fort Boonesborough and live in peace.
©2017 Phyllis A. Still (P)2019 White Bird Publications, LLC
While foraging in the shadows around the unprotected Boonesborough in 1775, Mary overhears a traitors plot, but no one believes her. Daniel Boones new settlement is supposed to be a haven from Loyalists seeking revenge against her patriot papa, known as Cage Shirley. But when Mary is abducted to force his surrender, her dreams for the future are shattered. Instead of a British outpost, she is delivered to an angry Shawnee village. Can she survive the turbulent western rivers and return to those she loves?
©2020 Phyllis A. Still (P)2020 Phyllis Still
Naomi is lost in an isolated world, with an alcoholic dad and a mom trying to survive. Her best friend, Shelby, offers her love, through occasional hook-ups, with her boyfriends friends. When her mind can no longer handle life, her body reacts with anxiety and sends her to the doctors, where she meets Green, the new nurse. Green offers a listening ear to Naomi and her teenage problems. Will the unexpected friendship started between Naomi and Green be enough to save her lonely soul? With its important guide of reflection questions, Unaware Entertaining will lead you, and a trusted adult, through a road of self-discovery.
©2019 Kari Lefebvre (P)2020 Kari Lefebvre
This young adult historical novel, tells the fictional account of young Mary Shirley, who just wants a normal life with friends her age and someday, suitors. She is brave, tenacious, and prone to be rash. The settlers along Indian Creek in Western Virginia are siding against King George, except Papa. He has declared loyalty and intends to remove the family to Kentucky territory. After discovering surveys with strange riddles, Mary witnesses her papa exchange documents between a patriot neighbor and a known loyalist. She believes Papa is a cowardly traitor, endangering the family. Internal struggles lead to lost trust and acts of defiance until Mary is faced with a dangerous decision: Loyalty to Papa or loyalty to a cause. Lives are at stake no matter what choice she makes - one, puts hers at risk. Defiance on Indian Creek transports listeners to the days of the American Revolution to follow the heart-stirring story of young Mary Shirley, who struggles to find her place in a turbulent world. Troubled by her fathers traitorous activities, the eldest of eight siblings, Mary must summon resolve and inner strength to do what must be done to keep her family safe - putting herself in the path of great danger. Listeners will love Mary and worry for her every step of the way. Defiance on Indian Creek is the first book in what will no doubt prove to be as impacting and lasting a series as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books. (Charlene Whitman, author of The Front Range series)
©2016 Phyllis A. Still (P)2019 White Bird Publications, LLC