In the hot summer of 1950, a young girl looked down from her window enchanted with the arrangements for that evening’s party. On the lawn, musicians tuned their instruments and servers set tables on the lush, green grass that dripped with linin, silver and ruby red roses cut straight from the garden. But most beautiful of all was her mother.
She could not have known that in a few brief hours, her world would be shattered by tragedy.
Six years later, Adeline Jones is nineteen years old, wonderfully independent and on the road to the home of her childhood. She is drawn by memories of innocent, endless days by the lake, often thinking of her friends Matthew Rose and her very first love, the accidentally adorable, Harrison McIssac. Holding to the legacy that her mother left, Adeline is determined to become a woman of grace and virtue. But, on her return, she finds that not all is as she imagined it to be. Looking-Glass Cottage has lain abandoned, falling into shocking decline and the discovery of a diary, written by her mother, threatens the very truths that Adeline has cherished all her life. Torn between the ardent affections of Matthew and her helpless adoration for Harrison, who has become a puzzle in and of himself, Adeline aches for the guidance of the mother she lost.
With the wicked and witty Betty Beachamp at her side, Adeline must remember the girl she once was, to become the woman she hopes to be.
“A true coming of age story. Remember the Girl touches on the truth of teenage anxiety, of high expectation and of self-exploration and discovery. It is the truth behind romance, the messy confusing truth. All wrapped up in a neat package placed in an age where people did not fully understand how quickly women had to grow up. A fantastic read and a novel you could read again and again.” – – E.M.Tilly, author
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