More Beginnings – Iris Blobel

It’s been six years since Sophie and Mia inherited a house from Clara Bellinger. Life is good for the now teenaged Mia, even if she does have to deal with a dragon lady for a teacher. But then a man named Darren Schuster shows up in Hobart.

Mia knows something is up when Sophie and Mark cut their weekend away short and rush home in the middle of the night. When Sophie won’t answer Mia’s questions, emotions run high, and Zach, the neighbor from across the road, confirms Darren’s identity to Mia. Disappointed, angry and feeling alone, Mia runs away.

Zach had been watching Mia for his friends while they took a much needed weekend away. When the late Clara Bellinger’s ex-husband, Darren, showed up, bringing Sophie and Mark home from their trip, Mia is filled with questions. But it’s Zach who gives Mia the answers she’s seeking.

When she runs off, he must find her. He enlists the help of her teacher, Miss Peterson, and finds out that the ‘dragon’ is really more of a kitten. How will they find Mia and can they help her come to terms with the truth?