Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ontario, Young Adult Romance

Voted #1 Indie Young Adult New Release for May 2013 on!

“Don’t worry, Ontario, I’ll never leave you. You will always have me here to protect you and your brother.” 

Those words from a childhood memory would haunt Ontario Stratton for the rest of her life. Losing her father had been difficult enough, but her life would change even more drastically at the beginning of her senior year of high school. Only weeks into the school year Mrs. Stratton abandons her two children for a more carefree way of living. Suddenly thrown into a very different life, Ontario clings to her brother Eddy, her new legal guardian, and to no one else. Could she trust anyone anymore? Even her best friend isn’t there for her. . .

In order to feel like less of a burden on her brother, Ontario gets a job at the local fifties-style diner. It is there that she meets her new “family,” including the oh-so-intriguing Austin, the only one who can help her truly heal. In time, Ontario discovers that Austin has his own demons, and that he needs her just as much as she needs him. Some things in Ontario’s life begin to come together again, but others continue to fall apart. Though her world seems to be breaking, she is introduced to a kind of happiness she has never known before, and her new found friends show her that maybe, just maybe, she can learn to love again.


"I found this story to be filled with true-life raw emotion and felt relatable to me. I found the main character to be very relatable. This was a very touching story." - Stephanie Boggs

"Ontario is a heart-warming saga with real depth even though it is a YA novel. I think readers will identify with the subject matter and connect to the characters in a special way. I am not sure where Miss Bird found her inspiration but this book was filled with true-life raw emotion and felt relatable to me. I was drawn into the main character, Ontario from the very first pages. This is a painful story in some ways but not without real optimism and something I admire more than anything, ZEST FOR LIFE!!! This sweet story touched my heart!" - Brenda Perlin, author of Home Wrecker

"I loved the story line. If you have ever been hurt by someone you love this book will give you hope and happiness." - ShoshysCandy

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