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

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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