Ok, I am posting this for a friend on another thread in case she is too busy or shy to ask.
Since I am a big mouth I will ask for her.
There is a book coming out soon about a girl who uses an old Girl Scout manual to help her get through her problems. My friend doesn't know the author or title. Anyone have any idea what book she is talking about?
There's one called Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman. Is that the one you are looking for?
The Pact by Jodi Picoult ... pretty good, perfect book for a plane trip
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls ... really harrowing memoir about her childhood ... very powerful
Breaking Night by Liz Murray ... another harrowing memoir, but really lovely too ... about a girl who grew up with 2 drug addicted parents, wound up homeless, and then got her act together and got into Harvard ... unbelievable
The Language of Flowers (can't remember the author) ... wonderful novel about a girl who uses flowers to turn her life around
all wonderful books, but I'm totally ready to read something light and brainless ...
"Author Ann Yurcek was 'just' a mom when her story begins with the birth of her daughter Becca. Becca surprised everyone with a rare genetic disorder called Noonan's syndrome. As Becca struggled to survive her family plunged into poverty. Their remarkable journey out of poverty is a story of it's own, but within the pages lie secrets much more important we all should know."
I just finished reading all 4 of the Beautiful Creatures books. I am not going to allow myself to start any new books until after the weekend though I need to have some scraptime and I won't do that if I'm sucked into a good book!
Traci, the author of Tiny Titans has another book due out this year, but as of yesterday Amazon didn't have it yet. I am hoping it is about their family adopting 5 siblings who had been separated in foster care.
The most recent book I've finished is Wined and Died by Cricket McRae. Second one I've read of hers from her home crafting themed murder mysteries. Thoroughly enjoy her books. Plenty of humor, some romance, not gruesome. Real craft recipes at the end.
One of several books I'm alternating between is The Legend of Eli Monpress. He's a charming, talented wizard and thief.
I am still on my series kick. I finished 2 jack reacher books. Love that guy. The book guy not the tom cruise movie version.
I went back to the maximum ride series. I think it's book 4. The funny thing is I actually like the smartalick teenagers more now after a little break from them.
I've now read 4 of Cricket McRae's homecrafting themed murder mysteries. Loved 3 of them, one just didn't grab my attention as well, will hunt down the others at my library.
Also read Backyard Dog, a rescue/shelter/rainbow bridge/irresponsible owners and breeders themed book. Can't recommend. Too depressing. Almost every dog had a miserable life. Really wanted to like the book as the author sounds like a wonderful person with a real heart for animals, but I need some happy in my animal stories.
"In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding a commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House. Arcadia follows this romantic utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday. Arcadia’s inhabitants include Handy, the charismatic leader; his wife, Astrid, a midwife; Abe, a master carpenter; Hannah, a baker and historian; and Abe and Hannah’s only child, Bit. While Arcadia rises and falls, Bit, too, ages and changes. He falls in love with Helle, Handy’s lovely, troubled daughter. And eventually he must face the world beyond Arcadia."