“Are you Rosalind?” Grace asked with doubt in her voice as she searched the young girl’s face for some sign of recognition. But there was none, just a blank expression that greeted her. How strange. She’d always pictured her granddaughter as a blond.
“Yes, and you are…” the girl hesitated for words.
“I’m Grace Matthews. I’m your grandmother,” the older woman said a little too stiffly.
By the time fourteen-year-old Rosalind arrives in Grayson, South Carolina, she’s spent nearly her whole life in the foster care system without a family, without a past, and without a home.
But the sudden discovery of a long-lost grandmother and a house full of momentos from her father’s childhood isn’t quite the happy ending Rosalind was hoping for. Instead, it’s just the first step in uncovering the secrets from her past—and maybe even the key to her future.
Set in the 1960s, this unique novel breathes life into a forgotten era and illustrates how much you can discover from your own family’s history. This unforgettable story of family, friendship, and faith is perfect for readers of all ages.
Title: Charlie’s Girl
Author: Mary-Helen and Daniel Foxx
Publisher: Bonneville/Cedar Fort
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Size: 200 pages, 6×9, softcover
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!