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Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Finds: 1-29-2010

Here is my find this week!




In a Heartbeat
by Loretta Ellsworth


When a small mistake costs sixteen-year-old Eagan her life during a figure-skating competition, she leaves many things unreconciled, including her troubled relationship with her mother. From her vantage point in the afterlife, Eagan reflects back on her memories, and what she could have done differently, through her still-beating heart.
When fourteen-year-old Amelia learns she will be getting a heart transplant, her fear and guilt battle with her joy at this new chance at life. And afterwards when she starts to feel different—dreaming about figure skating, craving grape candy—her need to learn about her donor leads her to discover and explore Eagan’s life, meeting her grieving loved ones and trying to bring the closure they all need to move on.
Told in alternating viewpoints, In a Heartbeat tells the emotional and compelling story of two girls sharing one heart. (Amazon)


The Girl in the Lighthouse
by Roxane Tepfer Sanford


From the time Lillian Arrington was born in 1862, she lived an isolated life on a remote lighthouse station with her father Garrett and her young mother Amelia. But Lillian has wishes and dreams far beyond her years. When her father is transferred to a new station, Lillian is anxious to meet the assistant keepers and their two sons, Heath and Ayden. She had never met children her own age, had playmates, or made a friend. Heath, the handsome teenage boy who desires to become a doctor someday, welcomes Lillian. However, his younger brother, Ayden, doesn't like her and she struggles to win him over. Before long, a secret bond between the three is forged and to Lillian's delight, they become close friends. After so many years, Lillian's childhood is beginning to resemble that of a normal girl. No longer is she lonely and isolated from the rest of the world by over-protective parents. Instead, she experiences new adventures, attends school, and falls in love for the first time. However, her glorious days on Jasper Island are short-lived as her beautiful young mother begins a tragic descent into insanity and passes away. Lillian is left in the care of her sinister grandmother Eugenia Arrington, who, since the end of the Civil War, continues to steadfastly hold onto the once glorious Georgia plantation known as Sutton Hall. It is there that the immoral secrets of Lillian's parents are revealed, and she is left to pick up the pieces of her scandalous past, and somehow, find her long way home. (Amazon)



The Girl in the Lighthouse
Publisher/Publication Date: Llumina Press, March 2009
ISBN: 978-1605942384
256 pages


In a Heartbeat
Publisher/Publication Date: Walker Books for Young Readers, Feb 2010
ISBN: 978-0802720689
224 pages





3 comments:

Kay said...

I like the sound of The Girl in the Lighthouse. I'll put it on my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

Jules said...

I also like the sound of the Girl in the Lighthouse, thanks for sharing your friday finds

Mary said...

The Girl in the LIghthouse sounds good!

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