Swept Away

By (author): Natalie Hyde


Natalie Hyde

Natalie Hyde is the author of both fiction and non-fiction for middle-grade and young adult readers. Her works include Saving Armpit, I Owe You One, and Cryptic Canada, and her books have received award nominations in both Canada and the US including the Rocky Mountain, Silver Birch, and Nutmeg Awards. She currently lives in Flamborough, Ontario.


“Swept Away is reminiscent of mysteries with classic girl sleuths and will be a fun read for all ages. Ruth is a great character and a headstrong young sleuth driven by her determination, similar to Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden.”
– Readers’ Favorite

“There are many elements of this fast-paced read to enjoy, including an easy-to-read writing style, subtle humour, clever observations, and identifiable, relatable child characters. Saul and Ruth are a good partnership, each having nicely drawn down-to-earth personalities. Similarly, personalities of local residents, some of whom are suspects, are captured deftly.” Highly Recommended.
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Hyde pens an adventure with a timeless feel about a girl searching for her place in the world. While the chicken hilariously steals many scenes, Ruth emerges as a true protagonist as she breaks into buildings like the church, finding unlikely historical artifacts. Quirky characters and beautiful imagery make the village of Pinkerton feel alive, and hopefully the setting will lend itself to future books. Recommended for fans of summertime adventures, impossible puzzles, and lost histories.”
– Booklist


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April 01, 2023


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