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Happy Book Birthday - Wild Flower

Three years have passed since Joelle Gordon came home to Landon, Minnesota, following her heart back to her family of women and their little cafe on Flickertail Lake. Joelle, her sister, Jillian, and her daughter Camille have grown closer through the shared heartaches and passionate loves they have found since that first summer.

Now the Shore Leave Cafe is again basking under the brilliant June sunshine, and this summer promises to be hotter than ever. Jillian is pregnant with her third child, but her happy life is threatened by both Justin's ex-wife and a frightening stranger who arrives unexpectedly at the lake. Camille, plagued by dreams of a girl with haunted eyes, cannot shake her fear of losing Mathias. A journey into the mountain country of Montana is where she counts on finding answers—or will her actions only fulfill the Davis family curse?

This is the fifth book in this nine book saga of a remarkable family of women. All the Shore Leave Cafe books are available in print, digital and audio formats and we hope you'll enjoy continuing the story of this family of women and the men who love them.

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News & Reviews

  • "Wild Flower is a sweet, clever quickstep with characters that feel like longtime friends." Foreword Reviews
  • Amanda in New Mexico: "Fast-paced, spooky, and enough cultural reference to delight both readers and parents.” — Alex Lyttle, author of From Ant to Eagle
  • Soul of a Crow and An Elegant Theory are 2016 Foreword INDIES Finalists — Foreword Reviews
  • From Ant to Eagle: "An honest portrayal of love, loss, and friendship in the face of a life-changing journey." — School Library Journal
  • From Ant to Eagle: "A moving and ultimately hopeful book."— Booklist
  • An Elegant Theory: "A suspenseful intricate novel with elusive conclusions and a captivating journey." — Books Before Bandaids
  • From Ant to Eagle: "Lyttle's voice for Cal is appealingly direct and articulate ... and his account of his struggle to cope will appeal to readers. Tender, direct, and honest." — Kirkus Reviews
  • An Elegant Theory: Top Pick for December — Indies Unlimited
  • Second Chances: "There’s plenty of what most of us like, love scenes and downright romantic and hot conversations, fun, and thrills." — The Reading Cafe
  • Amanda on the Danube: "This book is a shining example of great, well-written, age-appropriate middle-grade books!" — This Kid Reviews Books
  • Summer at the Shore Leave Cafe "...a definite must keep reading the rest of the series..." — A Soccer Mom's Book Blog
  • "Heartfelt and inspirational, 300 Things I Hope is emotional to browse and makes an excellent giftbook." — Midwest Book Review



Events & Appearances


  • Alex Lyttle: Chapters, Dalhousie, Calgary AB - June 10 - 10am-2pm
  • Alex Lyttle: ALA Annual Conference, Chicago - June 24 - 1pm
  • Alex Lyttle: RGC Author Event at The Book Cellar, Chicago, June 24 @ 6:30pm
  • Darlene Foster: Vancouver Public Library: Book Camp Workshop: Aug 14-18, Vancouver BC
  • Darlene Foster: Calgary Public Library: Shawnessy, AB: Aug 22 @ 11:30-12:30
  • Darlene Foster: Coles, Medicine Hat, August 26 @ 12pm
  • Darlene Foster: Albany Books, Delta BC, Sep 2 - 1-3pm
  • Darlene Foster: Holly Elementary School, Surrey BC: Sep 8
  • Darlene Foster: Chapters, Granville Street, Vancouver BC, Sep 9 - 12-3pm
  • Molly Ringle, Words, Writers & West Seattle, Barnes & Noble West Seattle, November 3 @ 5pm




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