Christmas Wishes: Laura’s Story
Laura Kettleton, three months shy of turning sixteen, lives in Cranbrook, Oregon. It’s early December and she already has her Christmas wish list written down. These include wishing that Martin Walker would like her as more than a friend, that her best friend Saba Knight had not moved to Alaska, and that her parents were not on the verge of getting a divorce.
She didn’t believe for one second that some silly wishes would change the misery in her life. But when the science teacher, Mr. Packard, calling himself the Wizard of Wishes at the Wish Upon A Star school dance, talks her into making her wishes to a fake star, Laura soon finds that her life has turned upside down when her wishes suddenly come true.
Is she imagining it or really living December over again, only this time in ways she couldn’t begin to comprehend? Would she wake up one day to find her life has returned to normal? Or had this become the new norm with no turning back?
Laura’s time travel fantasy holiday tale will warm hearts and resonate with teenagers as she experiences the power of having one’s wishes come true in the spirit of the Christmas season.
Danger in Time
Rachel Crane was just six when her older sister, Brooke, died in a car accident ten years ago at the age of sixteen. Rachel often wishes that Brooke was still alive and there for her. That fantasy has to take a back seat to the reality of being sent to stay with her grandmother for the summer, leaving Rachel’s boyfriend Duncan behind in Lake Melrose, Oregon.
Just before she’s supposed to leave home, Rachel runs up to the attic–a place she often goes for some down time. A mysterious antique musical clockwatch literally appears at her feet. She picks it up, feels slightly dizzy, and finds herself transported back in time to the day her sister died.
After saving Brooke from her fate, Rachel finds herself back in the future, where it appears the whole thing was merely a dream when she suffered a mild concussion. Then Rachel realizes she really did travel back in time and, as a result, changed her sister’s destiny to something even more ominous. While trying to understand the mysterious clockwatch and its origin, Rachel uses it to go back again to try and save Brooke.
Through the power of the watch, both girls end up in the present as sixteen-year olds, with more changes as a consequence. Rachel, Brooke, and Duncan face danger when the serial killer who tried to kill Brooke ten years ago has targeted her again in the present, along with Rachel. The girls must identify him before he succeeds with his deadly plans, even as they also grapple with any other possibilities the clockwatch may have in store for them in the passages of time.
“Danger is Time grabbed me from the first chapter…. The plot is a unique twist to time travel, bearing mystical elements…. The gem of this story is the relationship between the sisters; it is powerfully written…. I was so engaged in this story that I hated to put it down.” – Amazon reviewer
“Great mystery and I loved the narration. The narrator really brought the story to life! I will highly recommend this mystery to my friends and family!” – Amazon reviewer on Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay
“This was like ‘Sweet Valley High’ meets ‘True Blood’…. Fans of the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ series will enjoy this series. Great for young readers!” – Jessica’s Reviews on Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter
“This book has some serious potential with a really unique idea!… I think my students would really love this book.” — Brittany Elsen, Book Reviewer on Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter
“The story was fast paced and had a lot of twist and turns… I would recommend this book for people who enjoy a good vampire YA book, its packed with teenage drama and triangles that will keep you turning the pages.” — Ordinary Girlz Book Reviews on Out for Blood
“A very interesting concept and world that Flowers has written. With the introduction of a few more key players, I see some real potential in the future of the series.” — Hot Off the Shelves on Out for Blood
R. Barri Flowers is the bestselling author of young adult novels, including Summer at Paradise Ranch, Out for Blood, Teen Ghost at Dead Lake, Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, and more. His novels can be found in print, eBook, and audio.
The author has also written a number of bestselling teen and young adult related nonfiction books as well, including Children and Criminality, Kids Who Commit Adult Crimes, and Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution.
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