Between Worlds

A Series About Compassion and Determination

Series artwork for "Between Worlds," with one teen dressed in 21st-century clothing and another in an early 20th-century rural dress.
Artwork by Michelle Fairbanks of Fresh Design

Dancer Juliana moves across Canada with her parents to care for an ailing grandfather. Cut off from her friends, surrounded by strangers, and unable to dance out her frustrations, Juliana becomes overwhelmed by the whirlwind of changes spinning around her. Scared she’ll explode and embarrass herself, she runs one night to the only place she can: her grandfather’s cellar…

Cover design by Michelle Fairbanks of Fresh Design

With Tata gone to America after Europe’s great war and Mammi now toiling away in the family’s shoemaking workshop, Elisabeth must care for her siblings and prepare for Christmas. When her brother and two sisters refuse to listen and her list of chores grows ever longer, Elisabeth worries that neither drawing in her sketchbook nor praying to God can help her survive these changes.

When Juliana discovers Elisabeth’s sketchbook of unknown people, struggles, and celebrations, she knows in her heart that she’s found the lifeline in her new world. But how will she understand what the drawings mean?

If you love history, the arts, and family, pick up a copy of Between Worlds 1: The Move today and enjoy a story that spans generations.

About Each Book in Between Worlds

A pile of old suitcases wtih a pair of pink high-tops at the top. The cover for Between Worlds 1: The Move by Lori Wolf-Heffner

Between Worlds 1: The Move

Juliana’s life turns upside down when she and her parents move across the country to live with her grandfather. She discovers an old journal of drawings that leads her to Elisabeth, Juliana’s great-grandmother, who drew about the events after World War I, when she was 14.

Cover for Between Worlds: The Distance, by Lori Wolf-Heffner. Faded images in the background of old maps, an old compass in the foreground.

Between Worlds 2: The Distance

In one last attempt to connect with Juliana, Dad opens up about his hidden past. Can Juliana forgive him for having missed so much of her life?
Elisabeth’s family still hasn’t heard from their father, but she discovers he’s already written his brother.

Cover for Between Worlds 3: The First Step, by Lori Wolf-Heffner. A lit lantern stands on the ground at dusk. The sky is overcast.

Between Worlds 3: The First Step

To keep her average up, Juliana has to stick to a strict study schedule. Opa’s odd behaviour, though casts doubt on that.
Elisabeth has to care for all her siblings and crotchety Omama all week, whose traditional forms of discipline don’t sit well with Elisabeth.

Cover of Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do, by Lori Wolf-Heffner. A fuscia-coloured butterfly sits on an outstretched finger.

Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do

Juliana and Rachel’s friendship faces its hardest test yet when tragedy strikes Rachel’s family.
Horrific nightmares of that great war are tormenting Georg, Elisabeth’s cousin. Elisabeth wants to help, but Mammi–plus almost everyone in their community–tells her not to.

Cover for Between Worlds 5: Hide and Seek, by Lori Wolf-Heffner. Old photo albums stacked on top of one another.

Between Worlds 5: Hide and Seek

Searching for the truth can open up new friendships. Juliana enlists her cousin Sophie’s help in looking for the perfect gift for Mom’s birthday: a long-lost photo from her first dance competition three decades ago. As they search, the cousins slowly unearth…

Cover of Between Worlds 6: Missing Home. A blue background, an old key dangling on the right, on the left is an old photo of two women from Semlak, Romania.

Between Worlds 6: Missing Home

When those you trust the most feel like strangers… Juliana is trapped between Opa and Mom: Opa doesn’t understand why his daughter ever left home, and Mom is doing everything possible to not spend time with her father. Family stories that began…

A pair of young hands holds a pair of old hands. The cover of Between Worlds 7: What Will Come, by Lori Wolf-Heffner

Between Worlds 7: What Will Come

Two teens fear for their family’s future. They live a century apart, but family draws their lives together. Juliana catches a glimpse of her grandfather’s future during a community dance show at a nursing home. Frightened by what she sees, she buries…

Book cover for Between Worlds 8: A Father's Journey, by Lori Wolf-Heffner

Between Worlds 8: A Father’s Journey

Two teens, a century apart, struggle to learn what love and fathers are really all about. That does it, Juliana vows. It’s Operation How to Train Your Father, full speed ahead. After years of making do with texts and phone calls while…

Two teen girls from two different times facing away from each other

Between Worlds Box Set: Books 1-3

Without a space to dance, how will Juliana adjust to her new home? Tap dancer Juliana moves across Canada with her parents to care for an ailing grandfather. Cut off from her friends, surrounded by strangers, and unable to dance out her…

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