Title: Charlie's Girl
Author: Mary Helen Foxx & Daniel Foxx
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Format: ebook Arc
Source: Cedar Fort Book Tour
Fourteen-year-old Rosalind has always been a foster girl without a past, until she's sent to live with her estranged grandmother in a house full of memories---and secrets. Soon Rosalind discovers that there's more to her family history than she ever dreamed. Set in 1960s South Carolina, this unforgettable story of family, friendship, and faith is perfect for readers of all ages.
This book follows Rosalind a young girl who has just gotten out of the foster system after the death of her parents, when a grandmother steps forward to claim the girl. Grace Rosalind's grandmother is burdened with so much grief with the death of her son Charlie his wife Nellie and her husband Sam, it's a wonder if she has any room left for loving someone else.
Rosalind starts of shy and timid not wanting to upset her grandmother and have no where to go. Soon we see that Grace does right by Rosalind buying her nice clothes, trying to find a connection to her son and his wife through Rosalind.
The biggest part of this book is the religion issue. Charlie and Nellie were mormons and Sam and Grace were devout Protestans which creates conflict in the past being retold in memories of Grace. In the end Grace accepts that it is a great religion and Mormon's don't try to steal Catholics or Protestants to become Mormon. Grace also finds out that Rosalind has made any connections to the kids from Grace's Church instead she makes friends with Mormon children that move to the neighborhood.
Through a homework assignment Rosalind gets she learns a lot about genealogy and history of her family. The two women connect with this assignment and Rosalind is able to piece parts of her heritage together.
I loved this story of how some people just are accepting regardless of what you may have done in the past that how you dress doesn't determine your religion. I loved watching the connection between Grace and Rosalind. Definitely a great book for someone looking for a book on relationships between grandmother and granddaughter. I also loved how they weaved genealogy into the story as well.
I received this book from Cedar Fort Publishing for a honest and fair review, and received no monetary compensation for my thoughts.