Elizabeth Foster

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Elizabeth Foster read avidly as a child, but only discovered the joys of writing some years ago, when reading to her own kids reminded her of how much she missed getting lost in other worlds. Once she started writing, she never looked back. She’s at her happiest when immersed in stories, plotting new conflicts and adventures for her characters. Elizabeth lives in Sydney, where she can be found scribbling in cafés, indulging her love of both words and coffee.

Esme's Wish is the first in an MG-to-YA series about a girl's search for her missing mother in an alternate world. The sequel, Esme's Gift is due out in April, 2019.

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Esme's Wish (Esme Series #1)

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The events of the last few months flashed before her – and the years before them.

Her hand twisted high in the air.


When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the actions of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother – so why can’t she?

But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the re... Read more of this blog post »
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"Esme is a teenager who has been without her mother for seven years. Everyone assumes her mother drowned, but Esme is not sure. She goes searching for clues and falls through a tidepool into another land -- one her mother used to tell her stories a..." Read more of this review »
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This romance, with a supernatural twist, drew me in from the start. Author Cindy Cipriano has a light touch and an easy writing style. The main character, Leath, is torn between two love interests. First there is best friend Victor, who has been Leat ...more
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An event that defies rational explanation sets this unusual story in motion. When a ferry crew saves thirty-year-old Sophia from the depths of Sydney Harbour, she is put under the care of psychiatrist Kathryn Brookley. However, when Sophia begins to ...more
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“The castle of Cair Paravel on its little hill towered up above them; before them were the sands, with rocks and little pools of salt water, and seaweed, and the smell of the sea and long miles of bluish-green waves breaking for ever and ever on the beach. And oh, the cry of the seagulls! Have you ever heard it? Can you remember?”
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.”
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Rachel Carson
“Eventually man, too, found his way back to the sea. Standing on its shores, he must have looked out upon it with wonder and curiosity, compounded with an unconscious recognition of his lineage. He could not physically re-enter the ocean as the seals and whales had done. But over the centuries, with all the skill and ingenuity and reasoning powers of his mind, he has sought to explore and investigate even its most remote parts, so that he might re-enter it mentally and imaginatively.”
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Evelyn Waugh
“I felt that I was leaving part of myself behind, and that wherever I went afterwards I should feel the lack of it, and search for it hopelessly, as ghosts are said to do, frequenting the spots where they buried material treasures without which they cannot pay their way to the nether world.”
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

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“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.”
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