The Color of Grace
Young Adult Romance
Reading Age: Acceptable for 13 and up
Whiskey Creek Press
ISBN : 978-1-61160-307-1
Length : 81,000 words - 333 pages
Available : September 1, 2012
In Ebook and Print
When my mother remarried after thirteen years of being a widow, I had to move to a new town and enroll in a new school. Suddenly thrust into an entirely different kind of life, I just wanted to go home. I didn't want to meet new people, didn't want to leave my old friends, didn't want to become a third wheel to my mom and her husband...and I really didn't want to see Ryder Yates again. Ugh, I still don't know why I turned down that too-good-to-be-true boy who flirted with me when we were attending separate schools.
But honestly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was worse.
Who knew becoming lost in a new life could help a girl find her true colors?
I grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now I live in Kansas with my husband, daughter, and our nine cuckoo clocks. My life's been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part my world, and I'm so happy to finally share some of my stories with other romance lovers.
I'm a member of Romance Writers of America and a local chapter, Midwest Romance Writers, who meets monthly in the Kansas City area. I've been through a writing correspondence class in children's literature from The Institute of Children's Literarture, and then I continued my writing lessons by majoring in English with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State University.
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Cute story! I really enjoyed this -
It's based for the young adult, which was a good change of pace for me.
The book starts off with Grace and her BFF Bridget taking pictures of the basketball game for the school yearbook. Grace wasn't in the best of moods. Their team was playing the very team that will soon be Grace's new school's team.
Grace had to move a good 23 miles from the only home she's ever loved, all because her mother got re-married. Which was great. She was really happy for her mom... but she wasn't happy about leaving her friends.
While trying to take pictures, she sort of got trampled by the team. But one of the players stopped to help her up, make sure she was ok.. and what a guy he was... cute, sweet, and out of this world charming - just what Grace didn't want in life. She was happy with the friends she had, she didn't want to make new friends at the new school.
But there was something about number 42, Ryder. She didn't WANT to turn him down, but she was afraid he'd see she was just a nerd.
Ryder watched her from the benches as she talked to her friend. And Bridget was pretty ticked off at Grace for turning him down.
After winter break, she finally said good bye to her friends and went to go live with her new step dad, and start her new school.
She knew she wasn't going to fit in with anyone. As she walked the halls, everyone was watching her.
Making her way to her locker, in senior hall, because that was all that was left in the school, her eyes met his...She knew she was going to run into Ryder at school, but she wasn't prepared for it.
Walking into Chemistry late, she did notice that Ryder was in the class. Trying her best to ignore him, but forced to sit closer to him than she had wanted to.
His friend Todd introduced himself to her. Since he was pretty much the only one in the school who took the time to make her feel welcome, she reached out and had a nice friendly conversation.
Todd had invited her to hang out with their crowd after the game. She had agreed to go, even though Ryder and his new girlfriend would be there.
The flirtation between Grace and Ryder was fun to see, even though they both pretended it wasn't there.
A really cute story with a lot of high school drama :)
I really loved the "color of Grace" part which was part of her class assignment. What color are you, and why?? I got some really cute insightful ideas out of reading her assignment :)