In The Life She was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman, nine-year-old Lilly Blackwood, who is has spent her entire life as parents virtual prisoner, gets sold to a passing circus. Twenty-five years later, another Blackwood, 18-year-old Julia, inherits the family home. It’s up to Julia to her parents and circus girl Lily. “Switching back and forth in time from Lilly to Julia, Wiseman has crafted a can’t-put-it-down novel of family secrets (Library Journal). In The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase, newlywed Jessie Tucker hopes a move to the countryside will help her find her footing with her teenage stepdaughter, Bella, who seems haunted by memories of her late mother. Instead, the move raises more ghosts.
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