In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones's Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran's captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It's a group home next - unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. When she first arrives, Ana can't tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl can be any help on his farm. His sister, Abbie, however, thinks Ana might be just what they need. Ana comes to love Garber Farm, and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong.
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I love it when a great story comes along, and when the narrator brings each and every character to life! I can't wait to read the next novel by this author!!
Ana of California is an updated version of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Canadian based tale of Anne of Green Gables. Ana and Anne are orphans who are sent to farms where the adult brother is expecting a boy. Both stories tell of strong girls who begin to fit in. That said, it was easy to read about Ana, Abby, and Emmett. The story flowed.
This book is a great novel for all ages. The sincerity of the characters ring very true and the progression of the story is so fluid. The central character Ana is someone you are rooting for throughout her journey. A beautiful and
honest story. Love!
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