Loretta Ellsworth will read from her historical novel, Stars Over Clear Lake. Mesmerizing and romantic, Stars Over Clear Lake transports readers to the Surf Ballroom, where musical acts became legends in the 1940s and which holds the key to one woman’s deepest secret. "Stars Over Clear Lake is an absorbing love story full of nostalgia, heartbreak, and secrets long buried―whether to protect others or simply for survival. Highlighting the lesser-known history of POWs in America during World War II, Ellsworth's tale serves as a timely reminder of the humanity that connects us, regardless of borders or circumstance, to even those labeled 'the enemy.' A memorable, highly transporting novel." ―Kristina McMorris
Loretta Ellsworth grew up in Mason City, Iowa. She is the award-winning author of several young adult novels. She currently lives in Lakeville, Minnesota.