Attention All Book-Lovers!
I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my new book, “Jacob’s Dilemma,” in April/May 2023. It’s a middle-grade novel that I poured my heart and soul into, and I’m excited to share with you what some early reviewers have to say about it.
Author Melanie Mosher describes it as a heartfelt tale of a young boy who has to make decisions well beyond his years. The road that Jacob travels is rough and winding, but I managed to include unforgettable characters and moments of laugh-out-loud humor to balance the emotional weight of the story. I’m delighted that readers will experience a true sense of place in rural Nova Scotia through the pages of my book.
Author Chad Lucas’s review brings us back to the vividly rendered Newport Landing, where we meet deeply human characters with all their flaws, foibles, and grief. He praises Jacob, a big-hearted boy navigating the turbulent tides of adolescence and new family dynamics, as a character that readers will root for. I’m glad that “Jacob’s Dilemma” resonates as a moving, bittersweet coming-of-age story about the sorrows and joys of finding the way home.
Author Laura Best captures the essence of the story when she describes it as a journey of discovery with young Jacob in his search for acceptance and a mother’s love. I’m thrilled that readers will be captivated by the engaging story and the fast-paced narrative that takes Jacob on an intricate web of deceit. As he struggles to do the right thing, he eventually learns that the right choice isn’t always the easy one.
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Ann Connor Brimer Finalist 2019
“A compelling work of historical fiction (and) a poignant family drama.” Atlantic Books today
Abandoned on the steps of a Belgian convent as a baby, thirteen-year-old Grace has grown up among the nuns. But her days as a caretaker and companion for her older sister, Dotty, have come to a sad end with Dotty’s death, and now Grace is living among the girls who attend the convent’s boarding school—the very same girls who taunted and bullied her sister for having Down syndrome.
Grace desperately wants to know who left her at the convent; she wants a family and to not feel alone in the world. When Grace finds a three-decades-old diary from the 1940s in the convent library, her interest in the history of the convent is also piqued. Terrible things happened in the little village of Tildonk, Belgium, when the Nazis arrived, and terrible things happened to the mysterious girl who wrote the diary. Unravelling the mystery of the diary ultimately means unravelling the secrets of Grace’s life, which are more complicated than she ever imagined.
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Hackmatack Winner 2018-2019
“Camped Out has just the right blend of fun and conflict to keep the reader engaged. Max rings true as a good-natured, easily embarrassed young teenager who loves his brother but wants to have his own life.” Charis Cotter
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“Like a perfect summer day – warm, but with just a kiss of breeze – Daphne Greer’s book celebrates the best things about foster care, family, friendships and bridging the generations to make our own truths. This is a book you’ll want to hug.” Tanita Davis
Silver Birch Finalist 2016 Ontario Library Association
Hackmatack Award Finalist 2016-2017
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“Daphne Greer delivers a well-written, engaging novel for preteens who will be drawn in by the apparent sports focused cover and the sports related theme but who will ultimately be exposed to a book that digs a little deeper and that turns out to tell a much more important story.” Laura Dick
American Library Association Best Quick Read nominee
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