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Friday, January 25, 2019

Kelly's Search for Family blog tour


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Welcome to the circulating blog tour and giveaway for The Searchers series of middle grade historical fiction by Bertha Schwartz, hosted by JustRead tours!

KELLY'S SEARCH FOR FAMILY

ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

EXCERPT
As the afternoon passed, Kelly thought of more things they could use, and she took them up to the light. She longed to take the baby quilt and hide it. But instead, she took her quilt basket, then her school books and Granny’s embroider blocks. At last she gathered Tulip and her kittens and carried them up.

Kelly scanned the ocean with Papa’s field glass, like she had every trip up here. Like usual, there was no activity on the ocean. The waves were still high. It was almost time to light the lamp.

As Kelly lowered the glass, movement caught her eye. She trained her glass on the spot. It was a small sloop, riding low and fast. It was coming toward the light. It was painted black. Even the sails were black!

Fear shot through Kelly. Whoever it was, they were not friends. She had to warn Granny! She ran down the stairs as fast as she could. “Granny!” Kelly called, frantically. “Granny! Where are you?”


the searchers series giveaway

TOUR GIVEAWAY
(1) winner will receive:
  • a set of all 3 books in The Searchers series (US only)
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 9, 2019 and lasts through 11:59pm February 4, 2019. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


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