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!
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.
Eight years ago I had a Book Reading of Under the Salvadoran Sun at one of my favorite bookstores, Annie Bloom's in Portland, Oregon. On. July 25 of this year, 2022, I had the reading of my new novel, Dark Secrets to an enthusiastic crowd! Even the store's resident cat, Molly, joined us and my audience was very engaged in the reading. Thanks to all!
MY BOOK LAUNCH AT ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKSTORE IN PORTLAND, OREGON in 2014.
My Book reading from Dark Secrets at Annie Bloom's books, in Multnomah Village, was a big success, thanks to my many friends and readers who attended. It was great to meet some new followers of my books, too. I hope you will become a fan of Dark Secrets, too. Drop me a line below, and tell me what you like to read.
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