Welcome! I’m Elizabeth Foster, author of Esme’s Wish.

The first book in the Esme series, Esme’s Wish is now available! You can read the first chapter here on Amazon. Just click on the book cover image. You can also buy Esme’s Wish on Book Depository (free postage!)

If you live in Australia, you are also welcome to order a printed copy through Odyssey Books.

I hope you enjoy Esme’s Wish as much as I enjoyed writing it. Here’s a brief blurb.

With themes of friendship, loyalty, and the unique bond between mother and child, ESME’S WISH is a whimsical tale for younger teens, or anyone who enjoys being swept into another world.

And here’s what one kind reader had to say about the story.

“Esme’s Wish was a lovely surprise, bright with energy and a promise that leaves you wanting more.”

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Esme’s Wish

When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the actions of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother – so why can’t she?

But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know.

After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. Esme soon discovers that her mother, Ariane – a talented painter of myths and legends – once led a secret second life in the crumbling canal city of Esperance. The more Esme discovers about Ariane, the more she questions whether she really knew her mother at all…

Esme’s Wish, a fantasy with a mystery at its heart, leads the reader into a beguiling world to which they’ll want to return again and again.


Now, nothing else mattered. She had found the place her mother had whispered of, the place sewn into the fabric of her dreams.

- Esme's Wish

Praise for Esme’s Wish

“I found the story very unique… this book overtook my expectations… A beautiful, fantastical mystery. I would love to read multiple books following this one.”

- Tamsyn, 15

“I was enchanted by the world, awed by the creatures and as motivated as Esme to find out what happened to her mother.”

- Angie, 14

This colorful, well-constructed tale is as much detective story as fantasy and deftly blends both elements into a page-turning plot… I was fascinated by the creative water world of Aeolia, described in Elizabeth Foster’s limpid, seductive prose.”

- Sarah Scheele for Readers’ Favorite 5 STARS

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