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Publishers Weekly Review of Seashell, Stork and Apple Tree

I'm very excited to announce that my novel has made it to the semi-finals in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest! Seashell, Stork and Apple Tree is one of 25 books selected from about 10,000 entries. Finalists will be announced July 8. Prayers appreciated!!! ABNA Publishers Weekly Review Set in 1870 on and around Llanfair Mountain, Pennsylvania, this delightful fantasy novel introduces the reader to Clara and Maren, sisters adopted around the same time by a woman (“Auntie”) known throughout the village for her cures. Maren came to Auntie in a conch shell, while Clara arrived via stork. Now, at sixteen, Maren is slowly turning into a mermaid, her fingers webbing and scales appearing on her sides. Clara wants Auntie to cure Maren, but that is not an option. Auntie responds, “There is no cure for being who you truly are.” As time passes, Maren’s body transforms more rapidly; it becomes obvious that it is time for Maren to be taken to the sea or she will die.