Title: Laurel Hill: New Beginnings
Author: Erin Mackey
Genre: Fiction/Young Adult/Middle School
Publication Date: October 28, 2013
When Maggie and her Mom move to the small town of Laurel Hill, Maggie’s a little nervous how it will turn out. She isn’t exactly shy, but it’s not the easiest thing to make new friends – especially near the end of the school year.
Nikki, Jennifer, Amy, Morgan, and Katie have been friends for years – they do everything together! But when Maggie is introduced in their class as a new student, they think she would be a welcome addition into their group.
What follows is a story of finding best friends, solving mysteries, learning to deal with bullies, and making memories that will last a lifetime! Laurel hill is the story of finding new beginnings when it looks like all is lost, and how God renews his promises to us day by day.
Laurel Hill: New Beginnings is the first book in a series of chapter books geared toward girls ages 8-12. Maggie and her Mom move to Laurel Hill for a fresh start, but Maggie never dreamed she would meet five girls who would become her best friends. Laurel Hill: New Beginnings is a story that brings our childhood back to life – sleepovers, birthday parties, trips to amusement parks, and adventure. It demonstrates that new beginnings can be blessings in disguise and that God is with us through difficult times.
About Erin Mackey: Erin Mackey currently lives in Martinsburg, WV, with her husband. Erin worked as a nurse for 13 years, including Pediatric Nursing, and obtained a B.S. in Forensics. She currently works as a Systems Analyst with Wells Fargo and enjoys spending time with her family, including her nieces and nephew: Emily, Kate, Morgan, and Gabe who she says are her inspiration for writing children’s books. She is currently working on the second book in the Laurel Hill Series.