10/6/2014 From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Fast paced, romantic, and rich with juicy historical details, THE DIM is an OUTLANDER for teens.
Coming Spring 2016 (HMH-Young Readers)
When Hope Walton’s mother is killed in a natural disaster thousands of miles from home, the sixteen-year-old’s insular life begins to crumble. But when her father ships her off to an aunt she’s never met, Hope learns there’s more to her mother’s “death” than she ever dreamed.
Arriving at Christopher Manor, her aunt’s home high in the Scottish Highlands, Hope begins to unravel the shocking truth about her family. Hope’s mother was more than a brilliant academic. she’s a member of a secret society of time travelers. And not only is she still alive, she’s marooned in the twelfth century. trapped there by a vindictive rival. Now, despite the crippling claustrophobia that’s plagued the sheltered teen all her life, Hope must join the Viators, a team of time-jumping Indiana Joneses, to stage a rescue.
Passing through THE DIM, Hope enters the brutal medieval world of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose 1153 coronation is at hand. Searching for her mom, Hope will draw the unwanted attention of a powerful priest, who believes she is a spy. And when she meets a boy whose face dredges up memories of an impossible, shared childhood, she must decide between her mission and her heart—both of which could leave Hope trapped in the past forever.