Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: December 1, 2015
In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.
Why I Am Waiting:
This book has not gotten the most wonderful reviews but I am still intrigued by the story premise and really want to give it a try. I love a strong female lead and this is promising one. I am waiting and hoping for the best.