Erica Kiefer was born on Christmas Eve in Southern California to an American father whose ancestors arrived from Europe during colonial times and a Thai mother who moved to the US during high school. Adding to her rich and varied heritage, Erica grew up living abroad in Asia, including Taiwan, Fiji, Thailand and Indonesia. She gained a great respect for the beautiful mosaic of cultures found in various parts of the world. After graduating from International School Bangkok, she attended Brigham Young University in Utah, where she earned a degree in Recreation Therapy. Her career as a Recreation Therapist has allowed her to work with at-risk youth since 2007. Erica made the best decision of her life by marrying her husband in 2005 and is currently a mother of three, one of whom awaits her in heaven. Erica also loves singing, reading, writing, and satisfying her sweet-tooth with chocolate-chip cookies. Playing collegiate rugby was one of the most memorable experiences of her life, thus far.
Rumors (A Lingering Echoes Prequel)by Erica Kiefer
Seventeen-year-old Allie Collins would rather hide behind rumors than face the truth—her life will never be the same as it was before the accident. As a star athlete grieving in the shadows, she hopes to find normalcy in boys and basketball. When her best friend sets her up with the popular Shane Moretti, Allie drags her feet, reluctant for added
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Seventeen-year-old Allie Collins would rather hide behind rumors than face the truth—her life will never be the same as it was before the accident. As a star athlete grieving in the shadows, she hopes to find normalcy in boys and basketball. When her best friend sets her up with the popular Shane Moretti, Allie drags her feet, reluctant for added complications. Then she decides that dating Shane would be the perfect shield from last summer’s tragedy. However, what starts as a mere distraction proves much more complex. As Shane leads Allie into questionable situations, gossip continues to swirl.
Battling for her own identity while barricading painful emotions, Allie won’t escape her senior year without new wounds. After all, tragedy is no stranger to her. The events that unfold will draw readers deep into a well of emotion in Rumors, a Lingering Echoes Prequel.
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- 12 Years
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Author does a great job of getting into the mind and emotions of teens and of grief. I really appreciated it. Brought back some of my own memories. Well done.
I read Lingering Echoes before Rumors, so I knew where this prequel was going. Still, Rumors just added depth and insight to Allie's character. I feel like this author does a great job with characterization. I really love the characters in her books, even the ones that Allie doesn't necessarily love. They all come to life for me. I could empathize with Allie's pain and her struggles. Allie's story is one of learning to deal with and overcome the overwhelming feelings of grief, pain, and guilt. Then learning how to redefine the new person she has become. You need to read both books to get the full story. Rumors gives a taste of what is to come. It is well filled out for a novella. It certainly hooks you so that you want to continue on. Again, I am looking forward to more from this author!!!
Nds out of the blue- but thers a second oe that contimues the story
I did not like this book. It was too slow and boring.