I am beyond excited to congratulate Danette Haworth on the release of her second novel, The Summer of Moonlight Secrets.
Aside from being a phenomenal storyteller, one of the reasons I admire Danette so much is her drive as an author—she constantly pushes herself to tell new stories and for each one of her novels to involve arresting settings, introduce different sorts of characters, and infuse her writing with a real sense of joy for the middle grade reader.
The Summer of Moonlight Secrets is a magical story that I know readers will love just as much as her acclaimed debut, Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning.
Here is the story from the back cover:
At the Meriwether, Florida’s famous antebellum hotel off of Hope Springs, nothing is quite as it seems. Secret staircases give way to servants’ quarters and Prohibition-era speakeasies make for the perfect hide-and-seek spot. Allie Jo Jackson knows every nook and cranny of the Meriwether—she’s lived there her whole life—and nothing surprises her, until the first time she spots the enigmatic and beautiful Tara emerging from the springs. Tara’s shimmery skin, long flowing hair, and strange penchant for late moonlight swims disguise a mysterious secret, and once Allie Jo and her friend Chase discover Tara’s secret, nothing will ever be the same.
Not only is the novel absolutely wonderful, the cover is truly delicious. Already, Kirkus has said: “the mix of fantasy and light mystery makes for an entertaining read.”
So, go out and pick up your copy today! And visit Danette online at www.danettehaworth.com.