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Lily Dale: Discovering

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Lily Dale: Discovering

When Calla Delaney visited Florida, she hoped to finally find the answers she had been seeking and forge a new connection to her past life. However, the young medium had no idea that her mother’s killer would come after her --- and that a shocking family secret would be uncovered. Now safely back in Lily Dale, Calla wonders if her grandmother, Odelia, knows the truth --- that Stephanie Delaney and Darrin Yates secretly had a child together several years ago.

As Calla tries to understand her mother’s past, she worries about her future in Lily Dale. It’s her senior year of high school, but Calla has yet to make a decision about which college she would like to attend. To add to her growing stress, her father Jeffrey is staying in Lily Dale for a while, but it’s not his blossoming friendship with Ramona Taggart that concerns her the most. Will Calla’s new life be swept out from beneath her when her father finally discovers Lily Dale’s unusual history and his daughter’s startling heritage?

Meanwhile, Calla’s friendship with Evangeline and her romance with Jacy Bly are going well. However, Calla realizes she is not the only person with family issues, especially when dealing with the loss of a loved one --- and finding a place to truly call home.

Letting go of the past and moving forward can be difficult for many people, but it can also be cathartic and bring closure, especially to those who need it the most. Calla faces some tough decisions while discovering the person she is meant to be. Fans of bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub’s paranormal suspense series will not be disappointed with this latest installment. LILY DALE: DISCOVERING could be the last chapter of Calla’s journey, but readers will be left feeling that anything is possible.

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Reviewed by Sarah Sawtelle on October 18, 2011

Lily Dale: Discovering
by Wendy Corsi Staub

  • Publication Date: October 13, 2009
  • Genres: Paranormal, Suspense
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens
  • ISBN-10: 0802797865
  • ISBN-13: 9780802797865