Deals, steals, and news from author Michelle Isenhoff.

The past few weeks, has it felt to you like the world's gone crazy? A dead criminal. A killer police officer. Riots, more deaths, billions in property damage. And a city council's vote to dismiss a police force. ALL of them have exhibited poor judgment. Destructive choices followed by more destructive choices. I'm not going to get political here. There are enough commentaries and opinions floating around. But I have swapped out the book I originally planned to feature today. This one seems much more appropriate.

Within The Candle Star, Emily Preston, a young girl from the Southern aristocracy suddenly finds herself rubbing elbows with Detroit's Free Black community. It causes a good deal of friction at first. But then something shifts. Perceptions change. And a friendship across races becomes lifechanging.

Inspired by the real-life story of Seymore Finney, a Detroit hotel owner and conductor on the Underground Railroad, The Candle Star celebrates the little people who made choices that transformed history. It might be the pick-me-up someone out there needs. It might be the door that will teach a child a more balanced view of history. Or it might serve as a reminder that there have always been good people making lifechanging choices, and there still are today; they just get buried in a divided political climate.

Before you go, be sure to check out the books and promos featured below. They're always free or bargain priced. I generally bounce between speculative and historical fiction (the main genres I write in), and sometimes some fantasy, middle grade, or a bit of romance, just to keep things interesting. 

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Michelle Isenhoff

A former teacher and longtime homeschooler, MICHELLE ISENHOFF writes for children and adults. Her work has been reader-nominated for a Cybils Award, the Great Michigan Read, and the Maine Student Book Award. Michelle writes from Michigan where she bikes all summer and wears flip-flops all winter.