A GIRL NAMED GRACE
After getting court ordered to live with her grandparents in Sugar Valley, Colorado, seventeen-year-old, Maddie Haven doesn't expect to tick off the hot student body president, have a faceoff with a horrendously grumpy girl in a wheel chair, and get blamed for a school fire—all on the first day of school.
Good thing she plans to leave. And don't even ask why Maddie volunteers to help out after her grandpa has a heart attack. Staying in Sugar Valley is not possible! After an unexpected friendship with a girl named Grace leads them both on a journey that will change their lives, the only thing Maddie knows for sure is the truth never comes easy. And helping someone else just might change her in ways she never thought possible.
When the people that share her secret threaten the people she loves, Maddie is left with a choice: run away or let it all go up in smoke.
The car eased forward.
"Maddie?" Grandma's worried voice. "Are you all right?"
I didn't answer.
Grandma glanced back at me for a second and then sighed when I didn't look at her. She turned forward.
I didn't want to look again, but I couldn't stop myself.
Our eyes connected. His grin widened. He slowly pointed at me and started to cross the street. A silent challenge. A silent battle. A silent what?
I slammed myself back into the seat. Did I know him? I thought of all the summers past. Did he know me?
He hated me. I knew that.
Grandpa thumped his fingers hard against the steering wheel to a rhythm I didn't recognize and, after this trip, would never be able to get out of my head.
I tried to calm myself down. Who was he? Even his conjured image made the back of my spine spike with unrest.
Focus--this town. Focus--getting out. Focus--I silently begged the universe that Carrie would deliver on the money.
About the AuthorTaylor Hart has always been drawn to a good love triangle, hot chocolate and long conversations with new friends. Writing has always been a passion that has consumed her daydreams and forced her to sit in a trance for long hours, completely obsessed with people that don't really exist. Taylor would have been a country star if she could have carried a tune--maybe in the next life.
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