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Secrets of Spring by Julie Solano & Tracy Justice ** Josie’s Review**





Title: Secrets of Spring
Series: Seasons of Jefferson Trilogy #3

Authors: Julie Solano & Tracy Justice
JT Authors
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: March 26, 2018





They’re all I’ve ever known.  Since the night I witnessed the unthinkable, I’ve been forced to live with a hidden identity.  For our safety, we were tucked away in a rural mountain community in Northern California.  For me, the tradeoff was bitter.  Friendships were torn apart.  One young playmate would never be seen again and the other would become a forbidden acquaintance.


As the years passed, our new lives were rebuilt from the ashes of destruction we’d left behind.  For most of my adolescence, my only safe outlets were school and sports.  I became a scholar student and an all-around athlete who surrounded myself only with a tiny circle of my most trusted friends.  Friends that would make living in Jefferson County adventurous, exciting, and unforgettable.

As time passed, my attention shifted beyond my small circle.  My guard dropped, and the All-American star baseball player, Ty Connelly, became my new focus.  He caught my eye and made me forget who I used to be. I became careless, defying the rules set in place for my family’s safety.  To me, he was worth the risk.  He was the one person who had the power to turn my nightmares into dreams.  Dreams of a future where living was possible again and secrets could be forgotten.  Or could they?


Find out in the exciting conclusion of the Seasons of Jefferson trilogy, Secrets of Spring.













Secrets of Spring is book 3 in the Seasons of Jefferson series, I highly recommend you read the books in this series prior to reading this book. This is a standalone and not a continuation but the characters from the previous are in this story and it will help you better understand what is going on.


This story details the struggle, lies and decisions teenagers have to make. If you have a teenager in your life you want to grab this series. Once I started this book it was hard for me to put down.  Jenna’s character called to me when I first met her and I was grateful to finally get to her story. I loved how the story and details Julie and Tracy added to this story kept me glued to my Kindle. They made me laugh, cry, scream, swoon and fall in love. I am not even going to mentioned the added twist, turns and OMG moments that came with this book. You really just need to experience this for yourself.


The characters bought this story to life and I swear I connected to Jenna and Ty immediately. Jenna has not had an easy life, what she portray to the outside world is far cry from the reality. She is strong, loyal and innocent. In the previous books we see how much her friends rely on her but never really got to know her character. I was not prepared for the roller coaster ride and shock of learning more about her background and what she and her family suffered. Jenna wants to be normal and enjoy all the things other children her age do. Peer pressure is real, and in this book we get a front row seat of just how damaging it can be. Ty is to die for, like if I was 20 years younger I would snatch him up. He was protective, caring, and supportive and valued his relationship with Jenna. I loved watching Ty and Jenna grow from a friendship to more. The banter, flirtation and their love of sports really made their connection believable. Secrets of Spring felt real and sheds light to the issues that our kids face every day in life. I think the authors did a spectacular job in detailing with the issues that we as parents do not see. I felt the anxiety, hope and pressure just as these two characters felt in this book. If you have not read this series yet, I highly recommend it.



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Julie Solano has lived in far Northern California, nearly her entire life.  She graduated from CSU, Chico, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Child Development.  She later went on to Simpson University where she obtained her multiple subject teaching credential.  Julie enjoys life in the “State of Jefferson,” where she lives with her husband and two children.  As a family, they spend their time tromping around the Marble Mountains and Russian Wilderness.  They also take pleasure in rafting, skiing, snowmobiling, off-roading, campfires, and living it up in the great outdoors.  When she’s not with her family, Julie spends her days teaching next door to her co-author, fellow prankster, and partner in crime, Tracy.  The most recent of their crazy adventures was to take on the challenge of writing this series of novels about what life is like in their neck of the woods.




Born and raised in Northern California, Tracy Justice is a wife, mother, and full-time teacher.  She graduated from CSU, Chico, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts.  One of her fondest memories growing up was herding cattle in the Marble Mountains with her family.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding horses, running, hiking, swimming, and of course reading.  After some
encouragement from Julie, she decided to add “Co-author” to her ever-growing bucket list.  She never knew how much fun it would be to
write a book with her best friend. She hopes you enjoy reading their third book in the “Seasons of Jefferson Series” as much as she enjoyed writing it with Julie.






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