Ella, Astrid and Sydney were planning the perfect summer after high school graduation. When Astrid commits suicide in a lonely cabin, the other girls' world are shattered. As Ella hunts for the truth and Sydney tries to dull the pain, a chilling message from Astrid leaves them wondering whether their beloved friend is communicating from afterlife. The girls embark on a journey to uncover Astrid dark secrets.

At the end of Dark Tide , Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga, Astrid leaves her mermaid friends to confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force behind the rise of the monster Abbadon. Orfeo possesses one of the six talismans that the merls need in order to keep the monster locked up forever. But without the ability to songcast, how will Astrid be able to defeat the most powerful mage in history? 6/14

The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren and Kitty Crowther | tygertale. "...the tomten leaves no presents behind. The message of this book is simple: the most precious gift at this time of year is having someone to watch over you in the darkness. Even if it is a nobbly nosed old man in a tatty bobble hat."

After a tragic yachting accident leaves him wracked with guilt and despair, Andrew Alexander becomes certain he doesn't deserve to be around his own family, let alone the beautiful, forthright Astrid Worthington. He wanders for years, only allowing himself respite from his self-imposed exile when he thinks Astrid safely married. He returns home to find instead that the only woman he's ever loved has been recently—and mysteriously—widowed.

At the end of Dark Tide, Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga, Astrid leaves her mermaid friends to confront her ancestor, Orfeo, the evil force ...

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Astrid Lingrenin's world (author of Pippi Longstocking books - among others) - this looks like a fun place to visit

the tomten and the fox- if your heritage is in the Swedish, Finnish area, then this book is a must for your kiddos :)

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