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Ireland (Notes from a Spinning Planet)by Melody Carlson
Synopses & Reviews
Its pretty humiliating to admit, but Ive never flown in a plane before today. So wouldnt you think that Id be feeling pretty jazzed right now? Instead I keep grabbing onto these armrests as I ask myself why on earth I ever agreed to come on this frightening trip.…
Affectionately teased as a “country bumpkin,” nineteen year-old Maddie has never been one to explore new territory. Her first trip outside of the country with her Aunt Sid and Sids godson, Ryan, promises an exhilarating adventure. Northern Ireland is more captivating than she even imagined-and Ryan is offering plenty of intrigue himself.
As Aunt Sid researches peace camps, Maddie and Ryan explore Irelands rich landscape. During the journey, Maddie begins to discover more about what she wants from life, while developing a deeper friendship with her irresistible traveling companion.
When Maddie and Ryan dig for the truth about the IRA car bomb that killed Ryans father years ago, questions about the past accumulate. Unable to let go of growing suspicions in this mysterious country, Maddie finds herself on a dangerous journey, a journey that will lead her to the greatest discovery of all.
A sheltered college sophomore explores the mysterious land of Ireland and discovers that romance is a whole new country.
About the Author
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over one hundred books for adults, children, and teens, including Finding Alice, Crystal Lies, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. The mother of two grown sons, Carlson lives in a “cabin in the woods” near the Cascade Mountains in central Oregon with her husband and a chocolate lab retriever. She is a full-time writer and an avid gardener, biker, skier, and hiker.
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