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waiting on wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Stella Rose: A Novel Paperback  by Tammy Flanders Hetrick

Expected Release Date: April 21, 2015

Before her death, Stella Rose asks her best friend,
Abby, to take care of her sixteen-year-old daughter, and Abby does the only
thing she can: she says yes. After Stella s death, Abby moves to Stella s house
in rural Vermont and struggles to connect with Olivia, who immediately begins
to engage in disturbing behavior starting with ditching her old group of
friends for a crowd of dubious characters. As the fog of grief lifts, Abby
reconnects with old friends, enlists the aid of Olivia s school guidance counselor,
and partners with Betsy, another single mom, in an effort to keep tabs on the
headstrong teenager she s suddenly found herself responsible for but despite
her best efforts, she is unable to keep Olivia from self-destruction. As Abby s
journey unfolds, she grapples with raising a grieving teenager, realizes she
didn’t know Stella as well as she thought, falls in love twice and discovers
just how far she will go to save the most precious thing in her life.
I’m especially excited about this book, and can’t wait to read it because I know the author! She is a wonderful woman filled with infectious energy that I’m sure will shine through in her debut novel. Stella Rose sounds fabulous and like my kind of read. April can’t come soon enough! On the bright side, it will be out in time for my birthday on the 23rd. 🙂 This will definitely be on my birthday list!
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