Reeling from a broken engagement, adopted 19-year-old Menina Walker flees to Spain to bury her misery by writing her overdue college thesis - and soon finds herself on an unexpected journey into the past. The subject of her study is Tristan Mendoza, an obscure 16th-century artist whose signature includes a tiny swallow - the same swallow depicted on a medal that is Menina’s only link to her birth family. Hoping her research will reveal the swallow’s significance and clue her in to her origins, Menina discovers the ancient chronicle of a Spanish convent containing the stories of five orphaned girls hidden from the Spanish Inquisition.
"Implausible & schoolgirlish"
When Nieve Guerra finds herself caught between the tides of her parents’ turbulent relationship and a country torn apart by political unrest, she begins recording the intimate and harsh details of her life within the pages of her Diary. Nieve is sent away from her mother, her mother’s free-spirited and loving Swedish boyfriend Fausto, and her childhood city of Cienfuegos and forced to endure unrelenting abuse at the hand of her father. Only her Diary will not leave her.
Sixteen year old singer-songwriter Shaynee Sullivan hasn't so much as touched her guitar since her mom died six months ago. In fact, Shaynee hasn't felt like doing much of anything lately, except maybe playing Whack-a-Mole on her "emotionally intelligent" brother's head. But when she meets a gorgeous and surprising rocker named Dean, her shattered heart begins to mend...and then burst at the seams.
"You'll laugh. You'll cry...and cry some more. You'll love it!"
“Rocking the Pink is a funny, raw, soul-joltingly joyful, effing freebird of a memoir. It made me laugh out loud and ache in all the right places. Whatever excuse you have for not latching onto life, this book strips it away. Whoever’s telling you that you can’t be whatever brand of rock star you were born to be, this book makes a liar out of them.” (Joni Rodgers, author of Bald in the Land of Big Hair and The Hurricane Lover)