But Not Forever
By Jan Von Schleh
“… a stunning coming-of-age journey that keeps the pages turning.”
— Seattle Book Review
Book Release Date: June 12, 2018
Could she be everything you aren’t, but somehow — still be you? It’s the year 2015 and Sonnet McKay is the daughter of a globe-trotting diplomat, home for the summer from her exotic life. Everything would be perfect if not for her stunning sister, whose bright star has left her in the shadows. In 1895, Emma Sweetwine is trapped in a Victorian mansion, dreaming of wings to fly her far from her mother, who gives her love to her sons, leaving nothing for her daughter. Fate puts them in the same house at the same moment, 120 years apart, and the identical fifteen-year-olds are switched in time. In their new worlds, Sonnet falls in love with a boy, Emma falls in love with a life, and astonishing family secrets are revealed. Torn, both girls want to still go home — but can either one give up what they now have?
Meet Jan Von Schleh
Jan Von Schleh is the award-nominated author of But Not Forever, a sweet YA novel set in an abandoned ghost town in the Cascade Mountains. Jan was born in Seattle and has spent the last twenty years moving around the world to exotic locations for her day job. Being a writer, traveler, and owner of a little Sheltie dog named Lexi, she doesn’t have a lot of extra time on her hands. But when she finds a few hours she likes to explore creepy, ancient buildings and wonder about the stories they would tell if only they could talk. She is sure, whatever those stories are, they most probably have to do with love.