Latina Harmen knew she was going to hate Missouri. "There's nothing in Missouri!" she had told her father when he announced they were to spend the summer there. And now she knew she had been 110 percent right. Latina had taken for granted that she would be spending another happy summer vacation with her friends at Periwinkle Cove on the East Coast. After all, her family had spent summers there as long as she could remember. Now, in the summer before her senior year, she would be stuck in a hick town with no one around but her boring parents and bratty younger brother. How could she have guessed the beauty that lay waiting for her in those brooding hills? How was she to know she would meet fascinating people and that she would learn more about herself than she'd ever known? How was she to know she would meet a special someone whose friendship and support would change her life forever?
*I was given an audible copy of this book for an honest review*
This was super sweet and enjoyable. The main character, Latina, showed how her flaws and her inner beauty blended wonderfully together to create someone I was happy to read about and follow, finding out truths about some she thought she knew, and discovering new things about herself along the way. I really enjoyed all of the different characters, but most especially sweet little Althea. That there was a differently abled character was a major plus for me. I will be continuing this series for sure, and suggest it to anyone who likes a sweet teen romance set back in history a little ways.
As to the narrator: I liked her voice, it was a bit like having a grandparent tell you a story about the past! Her pacing was a touch slow for my liking, but at the same time I feel that it fit the story.
Bob says: 4 Platypires!
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