In EE Byrne’s Jenelyn’s Journey, Jenelyn travels from her native Los Angeles to Germany to explore a different culture, meet new friends, and solve the mystery of a werewolf that haunts the local village. Riddled with adventure and mystery, readers will discover a travelling adventure full of surprise, suspense, and a deep longing for a home that fuels Jenelyn to keep going.
Written with a female young adult audience in mind, EE Byrne’s debut novel, Jenelyn’s Journey is about taking those first steps into adulthood.
Cleverly bringing together the challenges of being eighteen, which many readers will relate to, the author also weaves mystery and suspense into her storytelling, with dark family secrets lurking and Jenelyn’s decision to untangle the werewolf legend that haunts the small German town.
The culmination of an idea that had been percolating with the author for over twenty years, it is the descriptiveness of her writing – both in terms of describing the German setting and her expressiveness and appreciation of her protagonist’s emotions that sets this book apart.
The first book in a series, YA readers will be keen to see what Jenelyn does next
A dark legend and a tragic secret create a dangerous mystery but in order to solve it, Jenelyn must put her own life at risk.
Alone for the first time in her life, Jenelyn must face the challenge of starting her Journey. A quest that all members of her family embark upon when they turn eighteen. Guided by her Spirits, she must leave behind everyone she knows and travels from LA to Germany. Luckily, she has help; two of her parent’s friends, Gretchen and Laszlo, have offered to host her, but beneath their friendly nature lies a dark family secret and an alluring legend of werewolves haunts the small German town.
Will Jenelyn be able to find out what really happened? Or will her Spirits guide her to her next destination before she can learn the truth?
Reviews on Amazon
“I found this novel to be so descriptive that it made me feel as if I was actually in the story. Every time I had to put the book down, I couldn’t wait to pick it back up again. My emotions fully came through towards the end of Jenelyn’s first journey. I cannot wait to enter her next journey. Great job by the author E.E. Byrnes.” – Christopher
‘’I enjoyed reading about Jenelyn’s Journey as she meets the first challenges of her adulthood head-on. The author includes beautiful and vivid descriptions of cities, forests, and villages in Germany. The feelings of the characters are poignantly explored. I am looking forward to reading other books by this author.” – Kindle Customer
“I love Jenelyn. A beautiful story, with great introductions to beautiful locations in Germany. I can’t wait to see what the next leg of her Journey brings.” – Shirley
About EE Byrne
Born in northern California, Erin enjoyed riding horses, reading, and the outdoors growing up. Reading was a wonderful way to quench Erin’s natural wanderlust, since her family didn’t travel much, and it allowed her to escape to other places.
This eventually led Erin to create stories and worlds of her own, and she found a new passion for writing. At the age of 14, Erin had written four stories, but inspiration struck for one that would carry readers through multiple countries while learning about different legends and cultures. Erin randomly chose six countries and set to work on what would be the first draft of many over the next 22 years.
Jenelyn’s Journey, as the series was eventually chosen to be called, was an epic journey indeed, and with the rest of growing up to do, marriage, having kids, and an equestrian career, the book found itself always placed on a back burner, slowly simmering into existence.
But when Erin experienced a difficult divorce, she was finally able to fulfil her wanderlust and travelled to Ireland. In Ireland, she felt as if she had finally found her true home, and she knew that the emerald isle was the perfect place to finish Jenelyn’s Journey.
After 21 years of sitting idle, Erin was able to breathe new life into the book and set her character off on her journey once more. This time, life didn’t get in the way as much and she was able to finish the first book.
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