Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 71

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JACK AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
by HL Carpenter
ISBN: 978-0-9884095-1-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.

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Continued from Installment 70

 

Because he still had a hand on her waist, he could feel her relax as she listened to the answer. She looked at him. So her sister wouldn’t hear, he mouthed, “Is everything okay?”

She nodded, and moved away, walking into the greenhouse. He let her go, not wanting to intrude on her conversation with Cori. He picked up the FRESH PEACHES jar and shook it, making the water inside swirl. If Nessa’s brother unlocked the Fountain’s secret, he might also figure out what would happen once the spell was reversed.

Did he dare hope that he and Tia Bella could have a normal future, as shiny as the colgante Tenspot had pulled from the Fountain of Youth? If Bradley could help, he wouldn’t be the only one released from prison. Jack and Tia Bella would be free, too, though they’d never committed a crime.

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***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is the pen name of a Florida-based mother/daughter duo who writes from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity.

Also by HL Carpenter:

The SkyHorse. Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck–until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.

The Demise of Fyne Literature. Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes.

Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

Walled In. When her father is accused of fraud, seventeen year old Vandy Spencer discovers her entire life has been built on a heart-shattering deception.

Taxing Pecksniffery. Flying frizzles! The year is 2176, a rebellion is brewing, and the boss wants a recon report. Ichann Count is all wet as a spy, but she plunges into the fray. Will she emerge with her memory banks intact?

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