TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS AGO, a mythical figure of Scandinavian folklore was born. The Fossegrim spent decades playing his fiddle in a waterfall, rewarding those who brought gifts with musical abilities. But times change. Today he will cross an ocean to follow Julianna to college. As a freshman in Chapel Hill, she has no idea what she's in for. And that's just campus life. A world traveler, Jules is street-smart but the wounds from her mother's unexpected death fester. AND THEN IT BEGINS. When her powers manifest after her 18th birthday, Nicholas makes contact. He bides his time as desperation brings her closer, slowly revealing her family's secret piece by piece. To Nick's dismay, Jules falls in love with ambitious Andrew, a collegiate fencer who is always in the right place at the right time. The distraction interferes with her training as time grows short. On Halloween, Nick pushes Andrew too far and Jules runs from them both. On her own again, has Jules learned enough? For Nick isn't the only creature who crossed the ocean to follow her... Tenderfoot chronicles one daughter's coming of age story as she deals with the revelation of her family's paranormal secret. It is the first of three paranormal fantasy novels in The Tenderfoot Series.
- 12 and up