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Monday, May 14, 2018

Elizabeth Hansen gives "Crossing the Line" by Ellen Valladares 5 out of 5 stars!

About the Book:

Laura, who died thirty years ago, enlists the help of a tenacious high school reporter named Rebecca, who is very much alive. Rebecca, although skeptical and conflicted by her supposed encounters with a spirit, determines to learn the truth about Laura’s tragic death. As the clues unravel and their worlds collide, Rebecca finds herself at a dangerous crossroads.

Laura, now pulled back into everything she left behind when she died—her old high school and memories of her life and death—has been in training for this exact moment. And nothing means more to her than succeeding at her assignment.

It is her one chance to make sure that what happened to her does not happen to anyone else, and especially not to her new friend, Rebecca.

Paperback: 296 pages
Genre: Fiction/Young Adult Novel
Publisher: WiDO (March 2018)
ISBN-10: 1937178994
ISBN-13: 978-1937178994

Crossing the Line is available for purchase in print and as an ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

About the Author:

Ellen Wolfson Valladares is an award-winning writer/author, workshop facilitator, community volunteer, and mother. A native Floridian, she grew up in St. Petersburg and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Florida. She has worked as an editor, public relations professional, and freelance writer. Her first book, a children’s novel entitled Jonathan's Journey to Mount Miapu, received several awards, including a Mom’s Choice Gold Award and the 2009 Coalition of Visionary Resources Visionary Awards Book of the Year award. She also has a meditation CD, entitled “Healing and Manifestation with the Archangels.”
Today, Valladares continues to work as a freelance writer. She also enjoys coaching high school students working on their college essays and helping other writers realize their dreams. She has been married to her husband, Manny, for 30 years and they have two sons, Gabriel and Michael, two dogs, Flash and Chili Pepper, and a crazy cat named Zelda. They live in Weston, Fla.

Find Ellen Online:


Twitter: @ValladaresEllen

FB: @EllenValladares444


-----Book Review by Elizabeth Hansen

I loved reading Crossing the Line. Ellen Wolfson Valladares drew me in from the first words, “Focus, Laura, focus.”

The book has an eerie chill from those starting words. Not a bad chill. The exciting chill of things to be uncovered, mysteries to be understood. And while it is eerie, it has a heart and soul. It is like The Lovely Bones, like that, but more modern. While The Lovely Bones is only told by the murdered Susie Salmon, Crossing the Line is told with the flair and voices of 2 beautifully developed main characters. It is very intriguing. I’ve always loved a book with unsolved murders, ghosts, and mysteries intermingled. This book includes all of that, and more!!!

I give it 5/5 for being such a good, and easy read. I hope to read more books by Ellen Wolfson Valladares.

5 out of 5...told with flair!


Elizabeth Hansen is 15 years old, and a freshman in high school. She loves to write stories and read. She also rides horses, figure skates, sews, embroiders, and bikes for fun. When she graduates from high school, she plans to study abroad in Germany, for the language, and Ireland for the ancient culture and mythology. She wants to become an author, writing adventure, and dabbling in manga.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Elizabeth! So glad you enjoyed it. I can tell from the review that you are a terrific writer. Keep it up. Love your bio and your amazing plans for the future. Thanks for reading Crossing the Line -- I truly appreciate your time and your kind words.