Jan 312013



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Fourteen-year-old Rosalind has always been a foster girl without a past, until she’s sent to live with a long-lost grandmother in a house full of memories—and secrets. Soon Rosalind discovers that there’s more to her family history than she ever dreamed. Set in 1960s South Carolina, this unforgettable story of family, friendship, and faith is perfect for readers of all ages.


About the Authors:

Daniel is professor of history emeritus at Ottawa University in Phoenix and held history teaching appointments at East Carolina University and Glendale Community College.  He is the author of I Only Laugh When It Hurts (Pelican Pub. 2009) and coauthor of Nathan Bedford Forrest: In Search of the Enigma (Pelican Pub. 2007) that won the Arizona Book Award for biography and was a finalist in the National Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.

Mary-Helen earned a BA in History from Limestone College and did graduate work in Library Science at Brigham Young University.  Certified in History and English, she recently retired after twenty years with the Peoria Unified School District where she began as Audio-Visual Specialist at Ironwood High School and then operated the Media Resource Center for the district. An avid genealogist, she has researched and authored five books on her family’s history in Georgia and was a contributing editor to the Georgia Genealogical Magazine. The mother of four sons and grandmother of twelve, she is now indulging her interest in writing.

My Review:

I really enjoyed reading Charlie’s Girl.  I stayed up late to finish it.  It was about a 14 year Rosalind who came to live with her Grandma after her parents died. For a number of years she was shuffled from foster home to foster home before her Grandma tracked her down and wanted custody of her.  Rosalind had a hard time at first as the girls at school and church made fun of her.  She was laughed at and talked about.  Then the family next door moved in.  There was a girl her age who she became friends with and an older brother that she liked.  You will need to read the story to see what happens.  I loved the characters and the setting of Charlie’s Girl.  I am sure once you start reading you will not be able to put it down.



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