One of the best books that I have read for girls 11-12 years old. I just shared it with one of my neighbor's daughter who is 11 going on 12 and she loved it as well. Timeless, seems like the story of being a girl at that age is the same whether you are 42 like me or 11 like her :)
It's not about breeding babies, like you might think... a midwife, an outcast doctor and the small town that surrounds their story, read it and fall into the small town "every one knows every one story," and then be surprised by how it all turns out.
Doc Ford (a great reoccuring character) is a Florida resident faced with a very big dilemma that poses ecological consequences to the nation and the world. A great, quick read with lots of great character development!
This is a fabulous book full of turns and twists. Jillian is searching for her mother's past as a member of the French Resistance during WWII and finds out that some things are not always as they seem. A page turner!
Medically accurate, turn the page reading and a couple that makes you pull for their success in a "not my type" couple of people that should not be together, but still can't stay away from each other and somehow make you understand that "not my type" pull :)
This is the book description:
The Greatest White Trash Love Story Ever Told is simply amazing-- a completely unexpected joy and a gem of a book that made me weep and smile. It is about a "white trash boy" who loves a "white trash girl," how she responded to it, and how that love found its way through the pains of life in the white ghetto. While the story is full of romance, mystery, and good humor, it is mostly about the heart knowing its true course. The main characters are rough, uncultured, hard headed, and hard to understand, but they only want the things we all want-- love, freedom, the right to be themselves. Their dreams are our dreams, and sometimes, just sometimes, dreams come true! (But not in the way you would expect-- truly an amazing story!)
I really enjoyed it and the agree with the description about watching the workings of true love run it's course :)
I read this book the first time when it was first published. I decided to reread it and could not believe how fast 900 pages could go by. A twin brother's story of learning to forgive and become whole by accepting the truths in his life. This is a great story loaded with lessons to take into your own life. "Love grows from this rich loam of forgiveness;that mongrels make good dogs;that the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things." I highly recommend this book!
A great laugh out loud mystery by Sharyn McCrumb. This book has one of the best lines in it that I have ever read, I laughed so hard when I read it(the 2nd time, because it almost got by me because I read her books so fast), that I actually wrote it down. I'll give you a hint... The First Assembly of God Church... It's funny without being crass, not a lot of guts, gore, or sex, just an enjoyable quick read. I like this whole series featuring Elizabeth McPherson and her wacky relatives :)