The Power of Gold
J.J. Leach, author
Fifteen-year-old Josephine “Jo” Smith wishes for a normal life, but jumping around from one bad foster home to the next makes that impossible. The only place where she feels “normal” is when she is surrounded by nature, exploring and dreaming of a better life. So, when she is forced to walk through a strange portal found in her backyard woods and lands in the middle of an unfamiliar forest, she has no worries. Until she is kidnapped by Elves and discovers a world where mythical creatures roam and Norse gods are worshipped. But while traveling with a handsome but mysterious Mountain Elf, Jo finds that her new and strange surroundings hold secrets that make her question not only her sanity but also her true identity. And when painful memories resurface and unique powers emerge, Jo faces difficult choices that will affect everyone she loves and will propel her towards an unknown but great destiny.