This is the last time I will ask for your opinions on the pitch for my new novel, “Seeking Safety”. I have tweaked and tweaked. I am ready for your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks in advance.
Seventeen-year-old Renée Grenville and her dad, Steve, are slowly rebuilding their lives after Serena’s death. Now, Steve’s readiness for a new relationship threatens to topple Renée’s fragile security. While researching her mom’s past, Renée discovers a tiny book with faded writing. Her great-great-grandmother, a Barnardo child, had kept a diary.
When a refugee family from Syria, arrives in Catalpa Creek, tension mounts. Prejudice and fear surface. Both the Grenvilles’ and the Ahmadi’s safety is jeopardized. Renee’s stress peaks when death takes a victim once again.
Written in the voices of both Renee and Steve, Seeking Safety is a coming of age novel, not just for Renée, but for her Dad and the Catalpa Creek community.