Rosalind is 14, her parents died when she was very young and since then she's been bounced from foster home to foster home in Arizona. Until now. Now she's going to live with a grandmother she never knew she had in a small southern town. Both Rosalind and her grandmother, Grace, will have to adjust to having each other. Grace also will have to adjust to the fact that her son Charlie's girl is really nothing like her father in looks, or how she acts and come to terms with the daughter-in-law that she has always felt stole her little boy. Grace has been accustomed to living alone as her husband died the same day that Rosalind's parents did. The small town girls make things difficult for Rosalind too, none of them want to befriend her and they go out of their way to leave her out of everything they do. One day, a large family from Utah moves in across the street and Rosalind starts to get to know them. Little does she know that their religion will one day connect her to the parents that she's never known.
This was a cute book. I thought that the way that small town living is portrayed was right on. I loved the characters, especially Rosalind and Grace. I really enjoyed the journey of discovery and faith that both Rosalind and Grace go on together, and how they were able to pull together and become family. This is a heartwarming story!
Labels: Daniel Foxx, LDS fiction, Mary-Helen Foxx