Between Worlds Box Set: eBooks 1-3

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It’s available! The first three books of Between Worlds as a box set, in digital format! Priced at only $9.99 CAD/USD, you can binge read all three books at once.

What’s Between Worlds About?

Juliana leads a normal teenage dancer’s life in Calgary: school during the day, dance in the evening and on weekends, and friends—especially Rachel—squished in to every spare moment she has. But when the family moves across the country to live with Opa, who’s in the early stages of dementia, Juliana’s life turns upside down.

Lonely, Juliana searches for connection and finds its spark in the most unlikely place: a journal that belonged once to Elisabeth, Juliana’s European great-grandmother. Herself a teen in the wake of World War I, Elisabeth chronicled the war’s effects on her village and family.

Unfortunately, Elisabeth didn’t write in the journal; she drew, and Opa is the only person alive now who can help Juliana decipher it. Can she uncover enough before his memories disappear forever?

Between Worlds shares the journeys of two teens trying to navigate between the worlds of childhood and womanhood. Witness what fills them with anger, what opens their eyes, and what ultimately expands their hearts. 

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Between Worlds 5 is scheduled for release in time for Christmas shopping!

Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do

Cover for "Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do:" Juliana is looking up from her phone, Rachel is crying over a coffin, Elisabeth is reading a book, and Georg is staring blankly at nothing

Juliana struggles to support best friend Rachel through the darkest time of her life: She can’t fly home, phone calls leave the girls in tears and unable to hug, and social media shows Juliana how many other friends Rachel has to help her. Will this tragedy change their friendship forever?

When Georg’s fits from the war become so severe it’s clear he needs help, Elisabeth doesn’t know what to do: Should she listen to Mammi and the rumour mill and stay away from Georg? Or help a former soldier whose mind is out of control and replaying the war inside him?

Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do will be released July 25th!

Between Worlds 3: The First Step

Cover for "Between Worlds 3: The First Step." On the left, in a muted image, is a teenage woman in a peasant dress, with a long apron and a shawl and headscarf. She's leaning against a tree. On the right, on what looks like the same tree, is a modern teenager girl wearing a bright winter jacket, a toque, and mitts. A cityscape is behind her.

Between Worlds 3: The First Step, is the third instalment in the story of Juliana Roth and her great grandmother, Elisabeth Schuhmacher.

Having to deal with an unusually heavy study schedule at her new school and odd behaviour from Opa, Juliana is more aware than ever now how much she needs her family. If only they were there for her.

Just as Elisabeth finally settles into her new role, things go haywire: school is cancelled all week for Luki and Anna, crotchety Omama suddenly shows up to stay, and a repair in the pig pen brings a potential future husband into the house.

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Between Worlds 2: The Distance

Cover image for "Between Worlds 2." Brown tones. Two teens have their backs to you. The one on the left has her hair pulled into braids and a bun. She's wearing an old farm dress. The other has her long hair hanging down her back. She's wearing a jean jacket and leggings. Above the first teen is the image of a father wearing a black hat and black clothing. Above the teen on the right is the image of a father with a short haircut and a gruff look.

Juliana finally gets to meet her new dance team, but after her first meeting, she’s really scared she won’t last long: Not only is she the newest member on the team, but she’s also the weakest. Can her friendship with Rachel, her best dance friend back home, help her stomp out her self-doubt?

Back in 1920, it’s the New Year and Elisabeth still hasn’t heard from her father. But while helping a cousin with wedding preparations, she discovers Tata has already written to his brother. As if Elisabeth didn’t have enough on her plate, Luki falls ill, and Elisabeth is still expected to run the household. Can she juggle it all?

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Postcards in a Closet

Cover for "Postcards in a Closet." The central image is black and white. A girl from 1917 Hungary is sitting on a chair in a dress modern for her times and is holding a magazine.

Katharina Wolf was born in a village nestled in the flatlands along the Marosch River in Hungary in 1901. In 1914, the war broke out. In 1919, her hometown became part of Romania. In 1921, she became pregnant with her first child. Unable to fathom such a life, writer Lori Wolf-Heffner researched the times, translated Katharina’s often difficult-to-read postcards, and discovered that a mother’s story can inspire future generations, long after she’s passed away.

Katharina Wolf, the inspiration for Elisabeth Schuhmacher in Between Worlds, was born in a village nestled in the flatlands along the Marosch River in Hungary in 1901. In 1914, the war broke out. In 1919, her hometown became part of Romania. In 1921, she became pregnant with her first child. Unable to fathom such a life, writer Lori Wolf-Heffner researched the times, translated Katharina’s often difficult-to-read postcards, and discovered that a mother’s story can inspire future generations, long after she’s passed away.

This book is currently available only through me and to readers in most of Canada. (I’d love to ship elsewhere, but tax laws are really complicated.) The book is otherwise not currently available, though you may find earlier versions under Lori Straus.

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Between Worlds 1: The Move

Cover of "Between Worlds 1." In purple tones. Two young women. One with a headscarf that ties under the chin looks down on one with long brown hair.

14-year-old Juliana always has things under control, but a cross-continent move at Christmas to care for an ailing grandfather she knows only through phone calls and kitschy greeting cards is more than she can handle.

Can an old book of drawings change that? Maybe: the pictures were drawn by her great grandmother Elisabeth to help her deal with the upheavals in Europe that followed in the wake of World War I. Unfortunately, though, the only connection between Juliana’s new life and Elisabeth’s drawings is her grandfather’s memory, and it’s disappearing piece by piece with each passing day.

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