LINES IN THE SAND, the prequel in the Crossing the Line series!
Crossing the Line is a Young Adult series by S. C. Montgomery
Released October 10th 2014
~Lines in the Sand~
While Lines in the Sand is a standalone novella, appropriate for younger readers with only some mild language, it is intended as a prequel to Two Blue Lines, which continues Reed Young’s story as he’s forced into a situation nobody wants to find themselves in at sixteen.
Read and enjoy at your own discretion.
LINES IN THE SAND is a great short story about two young teenage boys, best friends, who start out with a typical summer day at the nearby beach and discover something in the sand that completely changes the course of their day. And in some ways, their life.
S.C. Montgomery does an incredible job at capturing the emotions and reactions of Reed and Jonah as they set out on the adventure of solving the mystery they’ve unveiled. She’s balanced her story with the interesting characters the boys meet, the pretty girls they are crushing on, and by enveloping the reader in their family dynamics. Artfully drawing you in page by page as the boys uncover more than the answers to the mystery that began their quest.
For me, Lines in the Sand is a story about recognizing the value of both the tenderness of youth and the security of a caring family. It is well-written, making me laugh and making me cry over the sweetness of emotions displayed at the end. Very enjoyable prequel for the new Crossing the Line series. 4.5 stars
~About S.C. Montgomery~
SC Montgomery is a self-proclaimed nerd and readaholic. She has dabbled in telling stories since she was very young by letting her imagination play out with her Barbie dolls and her bestie many a weekend. She also writes Contemporary adult romance under the pen name Shauna Allen, and it was in one of those novels that the YA bug bit when she wrote in a teenager loosely based on her own son.
Her first story, The Summer of Lettie, was penned as a gift for her mother, but was published with her blessing, and it’s just taken off from there.
SC is married with three teenagers of her own, who give her plenty of inspiration and advice, and are a constant source of laughter and new terminology.
Besides writing, she loves reading, movies, singing and dancing reality shows and going to the beach.
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