Holly Goldberg Sloan

Sam Border wishes he could escape, but there's nowhere for him to run and nothing besides his little brother to care about. He has lived his life in the back of truck, under the threat of his criminal father. And then Sam sees Emily Bell. That's when everything changes.

Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life... until now.

I’ll Be There SEQUEL: Emily Bell has it all. This summer is destined to be the best time of her life. But the biggest threat to her happiness is someone she never saw coming. Sam's criminally insane father, whom everyone thought they'd
finally left behind, is planning a jailbreak. And he knows exactly where to find Emily and his sons when he escapes.

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