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Bad Girl Creek : A Novel
Bad Girl Creek A Novel
Author: Jo-Ann Mapson
From the acclaimed author of The Wilder Sisters comes this bittersweet, deeply moving story of four displaced women who unite to run a flower farm, heal their hearts, and real- ize the depth and necessity of friendship. — Phoebe Thomas has lived life as a spectator, confined to a wheelchair, in awe of her beloved Aunt Sadie and over...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743202565
ISBN-10: 0743202562
Publication Date: 5/2/2001
Pages: 377
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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This was absolutely one of the best books I have ever read. I passed this on to all of my friends and they all loved it as well. The book is about a group of women - totally different in personality, coming from different worlds and from different places in life. This is how they all came together and became true friends. Anyone who has ever had a friend like this - or wished that they did - will love this book as much as I did.
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very enjoyable and entertaining with likeable characters - easy reading
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Great story of women from different backgrounds bonding together and finding courage to address the issues in their lives.
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Charming story about friendship between women you'd never think would be friends. Thought provoking.
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One of the best "women" stories I have read in a while, and I recommend to anyone who likes to read about people living life and learning how to help each other and live together in friendship.
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I love the way Ms.Mapson writes. She has a cozy hometown feel to her novels. This one is about four women who move to a flower farm to live together and bond thru trials in their lives and learn thur caring for each other and to try their hearts in the world once again. Easy flow to story and i wanted more when this was finished. I have read alot of this authors books and still always look for something i may have missed.
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From Publishers Weekly
The bestselling author of such hits as Hank & Chloe and Blue Rodeo launches a trilogy with this sentimental novel of communal life and reinvented family, centering on four women who come together, tending to each other and healing old wounds. Phoebe DeThomas has lived carefully all her life. Thirty-eight years old and in a wheelchair because of a bad heart, she's always felt dwarfed by her flamboyant aunt Sadie and her successful brother James. Now Sadie has died, bequeathing her a flower farm on California's Central Coast. In order to make a go of it, Phoebe takes in three women as boarder/farmhands. Each of the three is "homeless," having recently undergone traumatic life changes: Ness, a black cowgirl with a horse and a secret fear that she has AIDS, has lost her job; Nance, a down-on-her-luck Southern belle, has broken up with her boyfriend; and Beryl, a former kindergarten aide with a prison record, has been evicted from her apartment. All have families that are less than perfect and, living under the same roof, they soon become like blood relatives as they share their secrets and learn to trust again. Mapson combines poignancy with the good-natured banter of girlfriends in her tale of women in transition, waiting to be reborn. Short on conflict but long on comfort and characterization, this is neither the author's best nor her deepest work. Still, there are enough of the quiet charms that fans have come to expect for them to tune into the second installment when it is released.
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I would recommend this book as a good summer read