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Below is a list of all available titles by The Sibling Writery authors. Have a browse, and if you see something that interests you, head over to Amazon and take a peek with the “Search Inside” feature.

BernadetteBernadette: Princess Under Protest

by Cate McDermott

Sixteen-year-old Princess Bernadette is tired of all the restrictions of her royal life. All she wants to do is go horseback riding, dance at the annual Blossom Festival, and help the neighboring peasant cottagers make jam! And above all, she definitely wants to avoid her upcoming arranged marriage to an unknown betrothed. So her father makes a bargain with her. Bernadette has one year to discover what she really wants out of life, and what she wants to be. If she decides against continuing to be a princess, her royal inheritance and betrothed will pass to her younger sister; otherwise, she will have to accept them both. Accompanied by her slightly authoritative cousin Pete and newfound friend Esmeralda, and with the annoying “Black Knight” Sir Colin and his gorgeous horse Midnight following her every step of the way along her journey, Bernadette sets off on a series of adventures that will guide her to her true destiny—in life and in romance. Her eventual decision may come as a surprise, even to herself!

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My Home GrowsMy Home Grows

by Alexandra McDermott

It’s May of 1885, and Nora Beth Douglas is looking forward to spending her summer helping out on the family ranch and roaming the Colorado plains that she loves so dearly. But an invitation to visit her Eastern relatives’ cottage on Nantucket Island unexpectedly threatens her plans. Although Nora Beth pleads to be allowed to stay home, her mother, who is determined to have her rambunctious tomboy of a daughter grow up to be a proper lady, insists that she go. Western independence and Eastern sophistication inevitably clash, as Nora Beth struggles to adapt to her new surroundings and cope with a pair of exasperating boy cousins. Can she win her relatives’ friendship without having to change who she is? And will Nora Beth’s big heart enable her to overcome her own prejudices, while still remaining true to her home?

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The Fairview Ice ArenaThe Freestyle Five of the Fairview Ice Arena

by Don McDermott

Four modern teenage girls—opinionated Alice Van Hoorn, girly-girl Hannah Melynovski, pessimistic Emmadale Willard, and levelheaded Jeanette Carson—and their ten-year-old companion, wise-cracking Jenny Rosenberg, are a group of talented figure skaters who are spending their summer free time at the Fairview Ice Arena when they overhear a strange conversation between two suspicious-looking men. When a new British friend, Jack Roddingham, arrives and reveals some information about the two shady characters, the girls are unexpectedly sent into a mysterious adventure. Things get even more baffling when Jack disappears. The mystery grows more and more puzzling until a sudden remembrance by Alice brings the adventure to a stunning close.

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The SearchlightThe Freestyle Five: The Searchlight

by Don McDermott

When figure skater Alice Van Hoorn gets an unexpected invitation to spend the winter with her grandmother, Mrs. Ritsma, she doesn’t waste any time in packing up her four best friends and heading for upstate New York. After having solved a complicated mystery that summer, the girls aren’t looking for any more excitement than they can find by visiting Canada, trying to out-skate hockey players, and dealing with their irascible tutor, Mr. Lincoln. But when a string of inexplicable robberies occurs in the area, and the inept Saquacha police force seems unable to deal with the case, will the fledgling detective team of the Freestyle Five have to take action once again?

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Potato Pie and Cherry PicklePotato Pie and Cherry Pickle: Vintage Recipes from Pennsylvania’s Historic Bucks County

by Alexandra McDermott

The heritage recipe books of Bucks County are full of unusual and delectable recipes: lamb terrapin, breaded carrots, cocoa-molasses fudge, and lemon-apple pie. However, their outdated terminology and vague measurements can make recreating these dishes a challenge for the cooks of today. In Potato Pie and Cherry Pickle, ninety of these recipes, carefully selected from old community cookbooks and recipe collections, have been updated and re-written for the use of the modern home cook. The area’s rich history and culture is also reflected in a series of “Bucks County spotlights” that appear throughout the book, featuring sites of historical and culinary interest.

The book is divided into ten chapters, and every recipe is illustrated by a full-color photograph. The influence of the Pennsylvania German community is evident in a number of the recipes, including quaintly-named dishes such as Boova Shenkel, Tokey, and Boofers. English cuisine, brought over by the Quakers who originally founded the county, has also left its mark with Figgy Pudding, Graham Soda Bread, and Tomato Rarebit.

If you have an interest in food history, are intrigued by vintage recipes, or merely enjoy good food, this book is for you!

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Aslan In Our World IThe Aslan in Our World Study Guide Series

by Cate McDermott

The Aslan in Our World Study Guide Series is designed to lead readers into discovering the connections between the Narnian adventures and the truths of Christian theology. Through thought-provoking questions, Scripture references, and proposed discussion topics, study groups, families, or individuals may uncover the rich Christian testimony of C.S. Lewis in the Chronicles of Narnia.

For the guide to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, click here.

For the guide to Prince Caspian, click here.

For the guide to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, click here.

For the guide to The Horse and His Boy, click here.

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