About the Book:
Authors: Mary-Helen and Daniel Foxx
Release Date: May 2012
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Genre: YA Fiction
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.
This book is IMPRESSIVE! The story is so sweet and tender....filled with love and loss, family and prejudices, hope and longing, truth and rumor, friendship and snubbing, death and healing.
I was greatly moved by the connection between a mother and a child, and a grandmother and a child of her child...for just as the book states Rosalind is Charlie's girl. A beautiful story...especially the very last line!
About the Authors:
Mary-Helen Foxx retired in 2009 after a long career in public education with the Peoria Unified School District where she worked primarily in library services and IT. She has written widely on genealogical topics and has authored four books on the histories of prominent Southern families. Mary-Helen was also a contributing editor for three years with “Georgia Genealogical Magazine” and has won awards for her writing.
Daniel is Professor Emeritus of History at Ottawa University in Phoenix and has been published in various academic and historical journals. He is the author of I Only Laugh When It Hurts (Reissued by Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, LA, 2009). His latest book, Nathan Bedford Forrest: In Search of the Enigmawith Eddy W. Davison (Pelican, 2007) was a National Book Awards nominee, received the 2008 Arizona Book Award for biography, and was finalist for the 2008 Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award.
(A digital review copy of this title was provided by the author for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)