Shocking twists and turns when worlds collide…
Haunting. Disturbing. Unsettling.
The face of the Dutch girl glared back at her with dark eyes and a mouth twisted in a cruel grimace. From the hall came a sinister laugh. Fear twisted in Lydia’s gut.
After a family trip to Amsterdam, 14-year-old Lydia finds herself closer to the past than she could have imagined. During her stay, a bizarre series of events that seem to defy all logic is set in motion. Either something really weird is going on, or she is going crazy. Both ideas scare her.
When Lydia’s life is threatened, she is forced to solve a centuries’ old mystery to uncover the truth about Annika, the angry ghost of a little Dutch girl, her story, and how their past and present connect them. Whether Annika is really a ghost or Lydia is in a time warp really doesn’t matter. Lydia finds herself closer to the past than she has ever been.
But what can Lydia possibly do to help someone who died over 400 years ago? Will Annika kill Lydia if she can’t solve the mystery of the timeless tulips and dark diamonds? Will Lydia succeed in saving herself from the hands of a… ghost?
“Ellis Nelson’s new book has several intriguing elements. Switching time lines, ghostly encounters, a connection between two girls living centuries apart. Personally, I enjoyed the story on several levels. I liked both of the girls, Lydia and Annika. They both experience challenges as their lives are changing, both being uprooted from the comfort of their pasts to uncertain futures. They observe the world around them and face events with courage.
This a well-written tale combining history and the supernatural with a spunky, smart heroine. A good book for tween and teen readers.”
~ Dana Taylor
About Ellis Nelson
Ellis Nelson has served as an Air Force officer, government contractor, and teacher. She writes for children and young adults largely under the newly emerging category of visionary fiction. Having returned from living abroad in Europe, she now calls Colorado home.
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