Picking Up Penniesby J.D. Wellander

Lucie and Avalon have just finished school, and it's time for summer

break. They are ready for three months of fun and adventure. Little do

they know, danger is about to spoil their plans. In their small town

(where everybody knows everybody), three crimes shock the neighborhood

and set everyone on edge. First, there is a liquor store robbery,

followed quickly by an act of arson. In both of these cases, the

criminal is brought to justice. It's none other than Bob Harden, a known

villain and misfit. When local boy Charlie goes missing, though, Bob is

not so easy to blame. It might take some sleuthing to solve this one!

Never ones to back down from adventure, Lucie and Avalon decide to

search for the missing boy. The clues are sparse, beyond an odd trail of

pennies leading down to the local lake. Soon, the girls are in

dangerous circumstances they never expected. Still, they press on, brave

as ever, in search of Charlie as they struggle to save summer.


About the Author

J. D. Wellander is the author of Tales Written In a Forest, A
Gathering of Blackbirds, and Sydewauker House. Picking up Pennies it
the first in a five book series Wellander has just begun after a several
year hiatus spent recovering from illness.