Do you enjoy reading stories that relate to historical periods, like WWII, that include a mystery thrown in and a surprise twist at the end? If yes, then you will want to read Dark Secrets, my new novel about a young girl, Lena, who is searching for the reasons why her Swedish emigrant grandmother, Helga, often screams in her sleep. Lena Larsson grows up in Astoria, Oregon in an all-woman household and is affected by her grandmother's dark secrets about what happened in Sweden just before WWII began. When she wins a scholarship to study at the Sorbonne in Paris, her sleep disorder affects her studies and threatens her first romance. She knows she must go to Sweden to uncover her grandmother's dark secrets that she suspects go back to the summer of 1939 just before Hitler invaded Poland. In the story Lena goes from a shy young girl to a young woman with the confidence to pursue the truth of Helga's past, as difficult and painful it is. This is a book for anyone who enjoys a good mystery along with historical fiction. My YA readers have told me they "loved it." I hope you will, too!
I hope you will read my newest novel, Dark Secrets. While you're at it, check out my last novel, Under the Salvadoran Sun, a late-in-life romance wrapped around the issue of immigration---a journey of faith, with some danger thrown in!
About the Bookcover: My cousin in Sweden contributed the photo of the actual woods where the mystery unfolds. My model, Lacy, was a joy to work with and my Photoshop assistant, Aaron, stepped up to the plate and made my publisher's deadline.
2014 at Annie Blooms Bookstore in Portland, Oregon
My first book reading from my first novel, Under the Salvadoran Sun, was a fun event and a great success. Many of those who attended became faithful followers and came to my recent book reading of Dark Secrets at the same wonderful Portland bookstore. Even the store's mascot, a cute cat, joined in. (see above right photo)
Check out my author interview with Nicola MacCameron