Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary)
Date Published: November 5, 2013
The Blurb:In just a few months Harp Evans will be officially coming of age and graduating from high school. She will be free from the mother that never wanted her, the house that never felt like home, and the disappointment of the last seventeen years. What she doesn’t know is that her mother has been holding onto a secret that has the potential to derail her dreams and destroy her already faulty sense of self.
A self-proclaimed recluse, Harp spends most of her time practicing the cello, in the hopes of earning a full scholarship that will grant her freedom, but will also send her away from her best friend Connor Williams, who is becoming more than just a friend.
As revelations are made, will Harp still feel the same way about leaving everyone that cares about her behind? Or will she continue to pursue the life she’s been dreaming of for as long as she can remember?
I love to read. Even after stuffing my face I will still eat dessert. I am a 14-year-old girl at heart.
I grew up in Kansas City where my love of classical music was cultivated ... and yes, I was in the band. After college, I lived in St. Louis before moving to California with my hubby. Despite living in the OC, you won't find me on The Real Housewives... . Instead, you'll find this midwestern gal-at-heart writing at my local Starbucks or Bread Co. (Panera to everyone else not from the Lou). We currently live with our two furry kids, Finnegan the Fat Cat and resident jerk, and Molly the Sweet Dog, our teddy bear.
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