Distant Cousin: Recirculation by Al Past
I've written about this great series more than once before, both with a review and getting carried away trying to recreate some of the food made by alien heroine Ana Darcy! That involved a little emailing back and forth between author Al Past and myself, as I picked his brains on what Ana put in her delicious meatloaf and how Matt made his soup. To his credit, Al was very patient with my experimental shopping! I never did find all the ingredients in my small town :-)
For old fans and new, Ana Darcy and her family are back in Distant Cousin: Recirculation, and I'm so glad! Author Al Past could quite easily have left the book series at its satisfying end with book 4, but there was still at least one more story in there, in my opinion! Released just this month, it already has a couple of great reviews - as do all of the books in the series... none have fewer than 4.1 stars.
"Is it possible to ever really know another person? After all, parents who know their offspring better than anyone are often surprised by what their children do and who they become. If a parent should have her own secrets--such as being from another planet, perhaps--and have made a new life in an unfamiliar world, wouldn't we expect her to be occasionally surprised, maybe even astonished, by her own children?
Ana Darcy Méndez certainly has her own problems and secrets--but then, so do her teenage twins. When the twins' first independent steps toward adulthood entangle each one in danger, their mother disappears on the other side of the world. Will luck, family ties, and love be enough to allow Ana's increasingly complicated family to survive intact?"
To read the series in order:
Also visit Ana Darcy's Distant Cousin blog