Here’s another YA science fiction novel! Author Joy V. Smith visits today to take on the “If Moms Told the Story” challenge. She has rewritten her book summary for Strike Three from the main character’s mom’s POV. If wars, bunkers and evil government regimes sound exciting to you, scroll on down and read the real book blurb and find the link to get yourself a copy. And please, if you enjoy these posts, leave a comment.
Lea's mother, Francine Blake, must entrust her daughter, Lea Zane, to her father's care because she will be joining her husband and Lea's stepfather, Duncan Blake, in the government bunker, and space is limited. Hard decisions are made by everyone! It's not easy for a mother to stay safely underground while wondering how and if her daughter will survive the devastation of World War III.
She'd rather be with Lea caring for her and supporting her. Maybe later they'd find each other, and she could be a mother again--and advise and protect her. In the meantime she would focus on Duncan and staying sane in a shelter that's well-supplied--mostly--and safe.
Safe and reunited a long time later (because of the timelock), the situation is complicated by the fact that the old government wants to supplant the new government, which Lea and her father are part of. What's a mother to do now?
Here is the real book blurb for Strike Three
Because of the "hot virus," the devastation of WWIII is more horrible than the worse case scenario, and missiles fired in retaliation gave new meaning to "Scorched Earth".
There were scattered warnings, which only a few heeded in time. No one ever imagined they would have to start from scratch--and bare dirt.
What to save--and where?
Could we start over?
Can a new world grow/move beyond the losses, mistakes and regrets?
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Joy V. Smith has been writing stories since she was a kid and made her own little books. Her stories and articles have been published in print magazines and anthologies; and her SF has been published in two audiobooks, including Sugar Time. Her books include Strike Three and Detour Trail. She lives in Florida with Blizzard the Snow Princess and Bryn the Flying Corgi.
D. G. Driver
Author of Young Adult books Cry of the Sea and Passing Notes.