Grounded

The Grounded Trilogy

Book 1
Carpe Luna Publishing
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***A Library Journal Selection***

Faith kept me plain. Science made me complicated.

Book 1 in the Grounded Trilogy

My name is Lydia Troyer. Growing up in Hemlock Hollow, my life has always been simple. Things in my community haven’t changed much in over three hundred years, since the time my Amish ancestors came to what is now the Green Republic. I milk my cow by hand, make fresh bread every morning, and hope to be courted by Jeremiah, a boy I’ve known since childhood.

When my father falls ill, the English doctor says a hospital outside the wall can heal him. Jeremiah convinces me to go on rumspringa, to experience the outside world as an Englisher in order to be closer to my father during his recovery. Others have gone before me. They claim it’s an adventure. But adventure turns to horror as an ordinary light switch thrusts me into a new world, and revelations about my personal history make me question everything I believe.

All my life I’ve worked to be simple. I can’t pretend anymore. Nothing about me is simple.

Keywords: science fiction, romance, dystopian, futuristic, speculative fiction, thriller, electrokenisis, genetic-engeneering, multicultural, paranormal, YA, teen, young adult, alternative history.
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Publisher
Carpe Luna Publishing
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Published on
Nov 11, 2014
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Pages
271
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ISBN
9780985236755
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
Young Adult Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
Young Adult Fiction / Politics & Government
Young Adult Fiction / Recycling & Green Living
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
Young Adult Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense
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