Twisty Touchstone

Tiwsty-TouchstoneTwisty Touchstone on PledgeMe – We’d like to thank Lorraine Orman for offering us a Touchstone ebook for our PledgeMe campaign for The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales.

Sixteen–year-old Skye hates secrets. She’s desperate to know why her mother has cut herself off from the rest of the family. When Skye travels to the remote West Coast to meet her ailing great-grandfather, she’s determined to unearth the truth. Her first challenge is discovering she has a teenage cousin, Josh. Her next problem is accidentally hearing about a secret protest action organised by an eco-warrior group who are fighting to prevent an open-cast coalmine on the Buller plateau. Skye is drawn into several
explosive situations: the shocking truth about her parents and her aunt; the deathbed confession of her great-grandfather; and the cruel betrayal of Josh’s environmental protest group.

Will Skye find the courage to stand up and fight? To read a sample chapter visit Lorraine’s website Lorraine Orman is a book reviewer, literary judge, and writing tutor with nine published print books for children and young adults, including Cross Tides which won the NZ Post Best First Book Award in 2005. Like Cross Tides, Touchstone is a blend of present-day and historical stories.

To download a free Secondary Teachers’ Resource Kit visit The setting of Touchstone originated with Lorraine’s in-laws, some of whom worked in the Buller coalmines.

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Bandit by Lorraine Orman, illustrated by Geoff Popham

Publication: April 3013
ISBN: 978-0-473-23972-5 (EPUB)
978-0-473-23973-2 (Kindle)
Publisher: Ashmore Books
International Price: $4.99 (US) approx  6.27 (NZ)
Age level: Secondary

Ebook available from Smashwords: and Amazon: but why not get two great ebooks for only $NZ10 here on our PledgeMe campaign? Touchstone and The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales. Because we know you’ll love Lorraine Orman’s story Bandit in The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales.


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