Thursday, 9 May 2013

Spotlight on ..... Ontario

 Today my beam of light has landed on Ontario
Book blurb:

“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.

“Ontario is a heart-warming saga with real depth even though it is a YA novel. . . . 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!!!” – Brenda Perlin, author of Home Wrecker
“Any girl can follow the feelings, fears, hopes, struggles, and leaps out of the comfort zone - and see yourself. We all want to make it! Ontario is a fighter and teachable. She finds her way by not ignoring her feelings and by accepting love from those around her. This was a great story and I would recommend it to any female reader.” – Lisa M. Bird
More reviews can be found on Goodreads
Author Bio:
Heidi Nicole Bird has been writing for as long as she can remember and it is her favorite thing in the world. Heidi is a regular NaNoWriMo participant and is mostly a young adult fantasy writer, but also likes to write juvenile fiction and other genres. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Brigham Young University and she looks forward to exploring the genre of historical fiction. Heidi lives in Utah with her family and three dogs, and loves working from home as a full time writer.
Also by Heidi Nicole Bird, Through the Paper Wall, available from Smashwords and Amazon
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Thanks to Heidi for providing me with all the material for my post and thank you for reading.