Alora: The Wander Jewel by Tamie Dearen is a fast-paced and unique fantasy novel and one that will keep your interest until the final page.
Alora was brought to Montana by her mother under very mysterious circumstances. Alora is then raised by a couple who she comes to know as her aunt and uncle after her mother dies. Even more mysterious than the death of her mother, Alora was born with a small jewel in her belly button. At the age of fifteen, Alora begins to have visions of a boy who turns out to be her soul-mate.
During one of these visions, her soul-mate is brought to Montana from a far-off land back in time.
Alora must help her soul-mate and his clan fight the invading forces of non-other than her biological father. Can Alora set aside a daughter's love for her evil father or will she succumb to his sinister plan for her? From this point on, the novel is a definite page-turner and one whose ending will satisfy any reader of young adult fantasy books.
I went ahead and picked up the next book in the series and cannot wait to read that one as well.
About the Author:
Tamie Dearen has been married to her very romantic husband since 1982. They have two beautiful daughters, two amazing son-in-laws, and one awesome grandson. She plays piano, flute, harmonica, keyboards, and guitar, and loves composing and art. And she hates housework. A dentist in private practice for thirty years, Tamie stays busy playing on her church's praise team and teaching graduate students each week. In her spare time, she escapes the real world by writing books.
Tamie met her husband as a freshman in college when she acted out of character on a whim. One night in the library lobby, she spied a cute guy with his first name written on the back of his shirt. She called out his name. When he approached to talk to her, she pretended that she'd met him before, asking about his classes and how he liked college. To her surprise and delight, he also pretended that he knew her, but of course he didn't know her name. They continued this false relationship for two months. Each time they saw each other,an event which occurred three times per week at the cafeteria, he would pretend he knew her. Meanwhile, all of Tamie's friends were careful not to reveal her name to him. When he finally admitted his ignorance of her name, he was astonished to learn the truth. And the rest is history.
Contact Tamie on Facebook at Author Tamie Dearen or her webpage at tamiedearen.weebly.com