All Katrina really wants is a home, a forever home where she can live with her three sisters. She is even willing to give up her Disney-princess dream of living happily ever after for the chance. But giving up her birth parents for the possibility of a predictable life is not an easy choice, no matter what they have done. After five years of fending for herself and her little sisters, six foster homes and an eighteen-hour car ride to their new lives, Katrina lives in constant fear that one of her sisters will blow it and get them sent back to Blackwater Creek. It takes years before she believes her adopted parents will love her no matter what happens.
Christina Kilbourne was born in southwestern Ontario and spent her elementary and high school years in Muskoka, a resort area two hours north of Toronto. She graduated with an Honours B.A. degree in English Literature and Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario and completed her M.A. degree in Creative Writing and English Literature at the University of Windsor, Ontario. She previously published five books of adult, young adult, and juvenile fiction, and has had two of her novels translated into Ukrainian and Portuguese. Her book "Dear Jo" won three young reader choice awards in Canada in the same year - one in Manitoba, one in Saskatchewan, and one in British Columbia. It was also nominated for a New York State young reader choice award. She currently lives near Bracebridge, Ontario.
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