Oregon, 1927: Twelve-year-old Louise Pearson wants to fly. Her mother doesn’t think it’s ladylike; her best friend George Graham doesn’t think it’s safe.
But Louise doesn’t feel safe on the ground. Her mother seems to be holding her at arm’s length. George is preoccupied with a religious identity crisis. Worst of all, terrifying anonymous notes keep popping up where Louise least expects them… Novel.
Brought from Minnesota to Oregon as a mail-order bride, the new Mrs. Pearson has to face her husband’s hostile family and find joy where she can. Novella in verse.
Oregon, 1925. Like his semi-reclusive parents, ten-year-old George Graham doesn’t have friends, preferring to live inside the safe and predictable world of his books. This all changes when his classmate Louise Pearson, new to town, befriends him. Curious about his family’s secrets, and with plenty of her own, the pair become an irrepressible, inseparable team, bantering and bickering their way through what turns out to be an unforgettable summer. Novel.
Argentina, 1951. For most people, World War Two has been over for six years, but it’s still a brutal reality for Leni Mayer, brought to Buenos Aires by a Nazi who took her captive in 1940 and never let her go. Lonely and despairing, she longs for a chance to return to England and be herself again. Novel.
France, 1916: Estelle Graham faces a nightmare. Expecting to meet her beloved husband and bring their newly adopted daughter home to Scotland, she instead finds him gravely injured and unconscious in a casualty station. Novel.
Alice Rothmann has been content with her quiet, ordinary life in Oxford with her quiet, ordinary husband. But when he dies suddenly, she finds herself adrift and lonely, and before she knows it she’s deeply attracted to her neighbour, George Graham. Novella.