In The Moon By Night, we find the Austin children—Vicky, John, Suzy, and Rob—unhappy at the prospect of leaving their beloved Connecticut house and moving into an apartment in New York City.Why: Because I love her books! Does one really need a better reason then that? Okay, I'm also really curious about when/how Zachary came into the picture.
In order to cushion the change, the Austin parents decide to take the whole family on a trip to California to visit Uncle Douglas and Aunt Elena. They’ll drive out to California, camping along the way, and avoid hotels as much as possible. There is a great deal of care spent getting just the right equipment for the trip, and off the family starts.
It is a marvelous trip—different, exciting, fun. But the trip also brings problems to everyone in the family, and especially to Vicky when she meets Zachary. He’s a troubled and troubling boy who, against the wishes of her family, attaches himself to Vicky.
Destiny's Hand: a pirate ship that cannot be sunk led by a dying Captain who will not give up. His final wish before he dies is to find the legendary Devil's Eye. And who does he appoint to lead his fearless crew in search of the lost treasure, but Olivia Soldana, a brash 16-year-old girl who can outdo any man.Why: It sounds intersting, plus I really enjoyed the last thing I read by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir.