Shortly after Phoebe Trask’s fourteenth birthday, her mother accepts a new position with Bee Beautiful Cosmetics that keeps her away from home indefinitely. Left to fend for themselves, their once picture-perfect family is on very shaky ground as each member reacts to the hole left by her mother’s absence. When she finally returns—and reveals that she has cancer—the Trasks must push aside their pain to rally around the woman who hurt them. As Phoebe and her family learn to accept the changes in their lives, they discover love and forgiveness in a whole new way, making for a hopeful and unforgettable read.
D. Anne Love is the author of several award-winning novels for young readers, including Defying the Diva, Picture Perfect, Semiprecious, and The Puppeteer’s Apprentice. Ms. Love lives in Texas hill country with her husband, Ron, and Major and Jake, their book-loving golden retrievers. You can visit her online at dannelove.com.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (October 19, 2010)