From infancy, she has been trained as though she were the son and heir of the house of Sanematsu. Now, the time has come for Sanematsu Yoshikane to face the test that will declare her samurai or send her into humiliation and defeat.
But that is just the first test. Once she has passed it, she must confront both the responsibility her position imposes and the fact that, having lived all her 16 years in a monastery, she is ignorant of much of the real life the Japanese people.
To correct that, she decides to undertake a pilgrimage, one that will not only awaken her understanding of her people but make her painfully aware of what it means to be a woman in Nihon.
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Autumn leaves aren’t the only thing stirring in Pumpkin this Halloween
Avalon Lynch worked hard to escape the tarnish of her witching heritage. Everything she’s ever wanted is within her grasp, until a visit home and a mishap with a skeleton binds her to an offspring of The Dugan—Pumpkin’s equivalent of the Bogeyman.
Nicholas Dugan loves autumn—the changing leaves, the ripening harvest and the tricks played on their neighboring town. He’s content to watch the Halloween fun until a sinister prank reveals his family’s dark past and their cursed future.
Bound by their devotion to their families, Lonnie and Nick search for a mysterious prankster before his malicious tricks destroys both their futures.