Nothing Happens by Chance, by Vanessa Lafleur

New Release — Young Adult / Dystopian / Action & Adventure

An engaging YA read with relatable characters, a plot with both action and psychological dilemmas, and strong family and friendship bonds.

Everything’s about to change. Charlie must navigate the thin line between working for The Defiance and preventing them from accessing the dangerous research the pendants can unlock. Rochelle struggles to adjust to her new life at the Advanced Education Institute while also dealing with the pressure to help her aunt and the TCI end the risk the pendants pose to the world.

In book four of the Hope for the Best series, Charlie and Rochelle are forced to make tough choices between the pendants and the people they care about. To complicate matters, the people who promised to help them, create a situation that leaves them fighting for their lives.


ISBN 979-8-886333-011-3 (Paperback)

ISBN 979-8-88633-012-0 (eBook)

YA Dystopian/Action & Adventure

6 x 9, 310 pages

Publication date: October 3, 2023

This book is available in paperback and eBook format:

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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.


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