The Northeast Blackout of 2003 affected an estimate of 55 Million people across Northeastern & Midwestern U.S.
and the Canadian province of Ontario.
A Novel Inspired By True Events
In this novel, Lucy Sawyer, a vibrant 14-year-old is faced with an unpredictable event; a Blackout. With no electricity and no familiar face to rely on, she is left at the mercy of fate. But, by following her instinct, trusting strangers and ignoring fear, Lucy embarks on a life-changing journey of friendship and personal growth.
About The Author
Louise Arseneault, a native of New Brunswick, Canada, is a graduate of University of Mobile and Mississippi College. Her passion for travel and world-discovery was born amidst the ninth largest power outages in the world: the Northeast Blackout of 2003. Louise's innate desire to live life to the fullest enabled her to turn a potential catastrophe into a stepping stone of growth.
In addition to reading and writing, Louise is a soccer enthusiast who has played semi-professionally across the United States and professionally in Europe. She enjoys hiking, rock climbing and being outdoors.
Currently, she lives in Northern California where she spends most of her time coaching soccer and inspiring young athletes to pursue their dreams.
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What Readers are Saying
“A THRILLING ADVENTURE AND COMING-OF-AGE STORY SET IN THE BACKDROP OF REAL-LIFE EVENTS. ONCE YOU GET STARTED, YOU WON'T WANT TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN. A GREAT READ YOU CAN SHARE WITH THE ENTIRE FAMILY"
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
"THIS BOOK IS REALLY FUNNY AND FILLED WITH LIFE TIDBITS. IT'S WRITTEN IN A WAY THAT CAPTIVATES YOUR ATTENTION. THE THINGS SHE HAD TO OVERCOME AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE IS INSPIRING. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO READ A GREAT BOOK WITH LIFE-LESSONS AND LAUGHS ALONG THE WAY, THIS IS IT!"
CARAQUET, NEW BRUNSWICK
“IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ADVENTURE, THEN THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! I WAS HOOKED FROM THE FIRST PAGE. VERY WELL WRITTEN AND MADE ME FEEL AS IF I WAS ALONG FOR THE RIDE."
"AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF THE WONDERS OF US AS HUMANS. A VERY GOOD READ."
CARAQUET, NEW BRUNSWICK
THE FIRST CHAPTER IS ALWAYS THE DECIDING FACTOR IN WHETHER I WILL WANT TO READ A WHOLE BOOK, BUT WITH THIS ONE, I WAS HOOKED, WANTING TO READ MORE. LOUISE'S WRITING STYLE DREW ME IN AND MADE ME FEEL AS IF I WAS A PART OF THE STORY. BOTH OF MY DAUGHTERS, AGES 19 AND 14, ALSO ENJOYED THE BOOK AND WERE ABLE TO READ IT ALL IN ONE AFTERNOON. I REALLY LIKED THE ENDING, AS WELL AS THE LIFE-LESSONS THE AUTHOR BROUGHT THROUGHOUT THE BOOK. A GREAT COMBINATION OF HUMOUR AND SERIOUS EVENTS. LOOKING FORWARD TO READING OTHER BOOKS FROM THIS AUTHOR.
"A SUSPENSE ALL THE WAY THROUGH. I HAD DIFFICULTY PUTTING IT DOWN-I KEPT FLIPPING FROM PAGE TO PAGE. LOVED THE SHORT CHAPTERS."
CAMPBELTON, NEW BRUNSWICK
"A GREAT NOVEL, WHICH CAN EASILY BE READ IN A SINGLE SITTING, FILLED WITH HUMOUR AND VALUABLE LIFE LESSONS! PUTS INTO PERSPECTIVE THE SAYING " WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, MAKE LEMONADE!"