Welcome to the circulating blog tour and giveaway for The Searchers series of middle grade historical fiction by Bertha Schwartz, hosted by JustRead tours!
Title: Kelly’s Search for Family (Searchers #2)
Author: Bertha Schwartz
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: December 1, 2018
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction
It’s 1880 and Kelly lives alone with her Papa, a lighthouse-keeper in Massachusetts. She longs to know more about her Mama, and Papa has finally promised to tell her the truth on her fourteenth birthday. Before Kelly can learn much though, dangerous men the notorious Blackburn Brothers arrive unannounced and take Papa away. Kelly is left alone and responsible for the lighthouse.
Granny, a former slave and family friend, learns of Kelly’s plight and decides to help find the answers to her questions. Mysterious letters, snow storms, and violence threaten Kelly’s safe haven as new friends help unearth old secrets in Kelly’s lighthouse home. How can she bring her papa back? Who is her true family?
Staying below the windows as much as possible, they settled down to pass the night, always straining to hear any strange sound. Granny picked up her embroidery.
Kelly picked up the quilt she had started, and then set it aside. She picked up the baby quilt and fingered it, wondering what mysteries it held. She sat on it before she started piecing her quilt.
The long night passed slowly. Sometimes Kelly or Granny slept awhile, but they never really relaxed. When dawn finally broke through in beautiful shades of pink and rose, Kelly turned out the lamp. She quickly trained the field glass on to where the sloop had been. It was still there, bobbing in the ocean.
Kelly searched the ocean. There! Coming from Stone Haven! It was another black sloop, riding low and coming fast!
BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
Bertha Schwartz is a Swiss Amish transplant to the beautiful farmland of Nappanee, Indiana. She loves spending time with family and friends, including fifty-two nieces and nephews. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, sewing, and reading. Raised near the lovely Swiss city of Berne, Indiana, Swiss is her mother-language. Languages and different dialects are a special interest of hers.
(1) winner will receive:
- a set of all 3 books in The Searchers series (US only)
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