on January 27, 2011
YA readers of all ages will enjoy Beatrice Beecham's Fete of Fate. It's a winning mixture of suspense, mystery, teen life, Viking history and thrills.
High school student Beatrice is looking forward to a semester of honing her cooking skills in home economics. That dream starts to go wrong when her favorite teacher is replaced by a woman with whom Beatrice immediately clashes over the merits of flambeau cooking.
With her world already unsettled, Beatrice happens upon a package containing a lost Viking artifact and a much more modern computer drive. Beatrice and her pals, The Newshounds, are soon embroiled in a clash that involves an old rival, two secret societies, rogue archaeologists and corrupt teachers.
Author Dave Jeffery balances the thriller elements wonderfully with Beatrice's school and family life, presenting her very realistic quandaries and dilemmas about loyalty and keeping her friends safe.
Fete of Fate is a winning recipe that's cooked to perfection. You'll want to discover the delights, and you'll look forward to more tales in the series.