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Loretta Ellsworth

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Loretta received her BA from the University of Northern Iowa, and an MFA from Hamline University in writing for children and young adults. A former middle and high school teacher, she's the author of four young adult novels, The Shrouding Woman, In Search of Mockingbird,In a Heartbeat, and Unforgettable. Her WWII historical novel, And Then We Danced, will be published in 2017. She has four children and six grandchildren, and lives in Minnesota. Follow her on Twitter @lellsworth.

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Loretta Ellsworth My new novel AND THEN WE DANCED comes out in 2017 from Thomas Dunne Books. It was inspired by my parents, who met at the Surf Ballroom, and the…moreMy new novel AND THEN WE DANCED comes out in 2017 from Thomas Dunne Books. It was inspired by my parents, who met at the Surf Ballroom, and the little-known history of POWs in Iowa. My story is about an Iowa farm girl named Lorraine, whose beloved brother is away at war during WWII. She falls for a German POW sent to work on her family’s farm, against the wishes and beliefs of her mother, her town, and her community. When her German soldier is sent back overseas, she becomes engaged to her high school sweetheart and tries to forget him, but after the end of the war she sees him at the Surf Ballroom working as a saxophone player.(less)
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In a Heartbeat

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In Search of Mockingbird

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