Hope for the Best | Vanessa Lafleur

New Release — Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Lareina has no family, no home, and no last name. What she does have is an oddly shaped pendant and Detective Russ Galloway who would follow her across the country to take it from her.

Hoping to escape the detective and discover the truth about her pendant, Lareina begins a long journey to the only home she has ever known. Already struggling to survive in a chaotic and crumbling world, Lareina must decide whether protecting the pendant is worth the added danger to herself and the people she meets on her journey.

Can Lareina uncover the secret of the mysterious pendant?  Can she trust anyone enough to find the family she’s always wanted?  Will she ever be able to escape her past and discover the truth?

ISBN 978-1-945448-61-4 (Paperback)

Young Adult Fiction

6 x 9, 425 pages

Publication date: April 1, 2020

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Vanessa Lafleur is a full time high school English teacher, competitive speech coach, and middle school volleyball coach. She lives in Nebraska and teaches at the school she graduated from. Her absolute favorite part of teaching is helping her students discover their writing talents and hone their skills.

When she isn’t in the classroom, grading research papers, or coaching at a speech meet, Vanessa enjoys spending time outside, reading, and of course writing. For Vanessa, writing isn’t a career but a part of her usual routine. Thanks to her amazing students and their encouragement, Vanessa was inspired to draft a story for them and anyone looking for an adventure about finding your place in the world. Hope For The Best is her first book.