Lucy Bee & the Secret Gene #1
"The quest keeps the reader guessing until the last pages. This is one of those stories you simply do not want to put down." (Around the Bookshops).
Who is Lucy Bee really? Everything in her world is changing. Bits of it, important bits keep flying apart. Are her parents really her parents? Lucy is bullied at school because of her frizzy hair. Realising that her parents don't have hair like hers - in fact they don't look much like her at all, she believes she must be adopted. Or, could she have been swapped at birth? How can she find out? With her best friend Megan's help, she goes on a gene hunt, tracing the path of her genes through her family. Her quest soon becomes her science fair project. Can she find the answer she desperately needs?
Bonjour Lucy Bee #2
Ebook ISBN -978-1-990359-0-6
"The story cracks along at a fast pace, with plenty of action, intrigue and mystery to keep readers turning the page. The author has created a wonderful cast of characters. Lucy is strong, compassionate and full of empathy. She takes on challenges, isn't afraid to push boundaries or stand up for what she believes in." Rebekah Fraser (NZ Booklovers)
Lucy has travelled to France for a family reunion with her French relatives. On the way to her aunt's small hotel, she sees a line of refugees on the road. Lucy's older cousin Celeste makes it clear she is anti-refugee and when there's a burglary at the chateau she blames the refugees. Soon after, on a walk with Beau, the family dog, Lucy discovers Qasim, a young refugee in hiding. He has a high fever and cannot walk. What is Lucy to do? She can't take him home. But she can't leave him there either. She puts a plan in place and ropes in her other cousins to help. The burglaries continue and as Lucy and her cousins travel along the canals on her uncle's boat, danger stalks close behind and Lucy is tested to the extreme.
"An exciting story about piracy and kidnapping in Borneo." (Dominion Post).
New Zealander, Ben, has his holiday in Borneo well worked out. His plans include windsurfing, snorkelling and lazing by the pool. They definitely don't include tours to cultural villages his mother insists he come on. But it's during a tour that Ben meets Mahmood, a Malaysian boy his own age. The two have barely become friends when they are thrust into a world far more menacing than Ben could have imagined - the dangerous world of modern day pirates.
"The author packs a lot of action into the tale, interspersed with an obvious knowledge of the country she writes about....she does a ripping job." (The Chronicle)
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