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Preview — Believing by Wendy Corsi Staub
Believing (Lily Dale #2)
After her tumultuous summer in Lily Dale, Calla has decided to stay, hoping to unearth more about her mother’s untimely death. As she starts school at Lily Dale High and begins to explore her relationships with Jacy and Blue, her visions begin to occur with greater urgency. There may be a killer on the loose, and he may be after Calla for her role in solving his first vi
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After the cliff hanger ending of the first book in the series, Awakening, I was very eager to start this book. Unfortunately the author spends a lot of time especially in the first few chapters rehashing the first novel in a manner...more
I can't remember the first one being this bad but this book the tense is all mixed up and it's not from Calla's point of view yet instead of saying things like 'her dad' it just says 'dad' as though it is from her point of view. It's really confusing!
It's so bad I may have to give up and possibly finish at a future date when I'm feeling more patient.
When the 'accidental' death of her mother occurs shortly after her father has accepted a sabatical in California, seventeen-year-old Calla leaves Tampa, Florida to temporarily stay with her grandmother, a spiritualist medium residing in Lily D...more
"LOCAL GIRL LAID TO REST: GRIEVING MOM CREDITS YOUNG MEDIUM
The air squished right out of Calla's lungs.
"My daughter might never have been found if it weren't for a special girl her own age who happens to have an incredible gift," Ms. Riggs said.
Without warning, the screen goes dark.
Calls looks around. It's not a power outage, because the computer is still running and the lights are on.
So what hap-
The screen is back up.
Only it's jumped to a completely different page.
Ms. Staub writes with real feeling, and I really got into the story, whether I was reading about the give and t...more
This book suffered from "middle child syndrome." In the first Lily Dale book, Calla had just lost her mother, found her grandmother, moved to the spiritualist community Lily Dale and discovered she had psychic powers...a great beginning to a series. In this book, Calla decides to stay in Lily Dale with her grandmother in order to figure out the potential...more
The second book in the Lily Dale series, this one can be read independent of the first.
Using the backdrop of Lily Dale, a town 60 miles south of Buffalo, NY and is possibly the largest Spiritualist community in the United States, the author follows the saga of 17 year old Calla who recently discovered her psychic ability.
Temporarily living with her maternal grandmother in Lily Dale, Calla becomes more convinced that her mother was murdered. This, added to th...more
I love the characters. My Favorite is Calla's Grandmother!! I love the fact that Lily Dale is a real place and
at the end in the Author's note She shares her own vist to Lily Dale!! I love this series need to get book 3
She did a good job on that note. Even though I only vaguely remembered a few things from its predecessor (I really only remembered Evangeline! I didn't even remember Calla!), Wendy got me back on track. And it was nice. It wasn't the greatest suspense/supernatural story I've ever re...more
I think part of the allure is that it is based on places that are near me, places that I have driven past or can go to in a short amount of time. I am desperately trying to talk some of my friends to going to Lily Dale during the summer... but do so with mixed feelings (excited yet scared!!!)
I am going to Amazon immediately to order the third book in hopes that it is as enjoyable as the others.
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New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than seventy-five published novels and has sold more than four million books worldwide. Under her own name, Wendy achieved New York Times bestselling status with her single title psychological sus...more