Download A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson PDF

By Joshilyn Jackson

A GROWN-UP type of beautiful is a strong saga of 3 generations of girls, affected by hardships and torn through a devastating mystery, but inextricably joined through the bonds of relations. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and at the cusp of womanhood-is shaken while a small grave is unearthed within the yard, and made up our minds to determine why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mom, is haunted by means of offerings she made as undefined. however it is Jenny, Mosey's powerful and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids jointly the strands of the women's shared past--and who will cease at not anything to protect their destiny.

Show description

Read or Download A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel PDF

Best mystery books

The Wycherly Woman

Phoebe Wycherly used to be lacking months prior to her prosperous father employed Archer to discover her. That was once lots of time for a tender lady who desired to disappear to take action thoroughly--or for somebody to make her disappear. sooner than he can locate the Wycherly woman, Archer has to accommodate the Wycherly lady, Phoebe's mom, an eerily unmaternal blonde who retains too many apartments, has too many secrets and techniques, and leaves too many corpses in her wake.

The Atlantis Code (Thomas Lourds, Book 1)

E-book 1 within the Thomas Lourds series.

A thrill-seeking Harvard linguistics professor and an ultrasecret department of the Catholic Church move head-to-head in a race to discover the secrets and techniques of the misplaced urban of Atlantis. The ruins of the technologically-advanced, eerily-enigmatic historic civilization promise their discoverer popularity, fortune, and power… yet carry earth-shattering secrets and techniques in regards to the starting place of man.

While world-famous linguist and archaeologist, Thomas Lourds, is taking pictures a movie that dramatizes his flamboyant lifestyles and medical achievements, satellites spot impossibly old ruins alongside the Spanish coast. Lourds understands precisely what it skill: the misplaced Continent of Atlantis has been came across. The race is on, and Lourds' challengers will do whatever to get there first.

Whoever controls the misplaced Continent will keep an eye on the realm.

A Necessary Evil (Maggie O'Dell Series, Book 5)

While a monsignor is located knifed to demise in a Nebraska airport restroom, FBI precise agent Maggie O'Dell is named in to profile the ritualistic homicide of a clergyman, the newest in a sequence of killings. Maggie quickly discovers a nerve-racking web video game that's well known between sufferers of abuse via Catholic clergymen.

Miss Silver Deals with Death (The Miss Silver Mysteries, Book 6)

Pass over Silver investigates a case of blackmail in an house apartment Vandeleur condo used to be nice as soon as. the house of a trendy courtroom painter, its ballroom and parlors hosted the brightest of the Victorian period. Now divided into 8 residences, it truly is an condominium development whose wonderful façade conceals a nest of diabolical intrigue.

Additional info for A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel

Example text

Maybe tonight’s newspaper would be better. Or maybe I’d take Liss’s way out of things and try a simple Finding and Summoning Spell. Put the energies of the universe at work for me. Sighing in momentary defeat, I went back to the laptop and pulled up my email account, looking for distraction. And there, between the advertisements from my favorite retail establishments, churchy forwards from my mom’s ladies’ auxiliary group (gosh, I wonder how they got my email address; it’s a mystery . . ), a joke video featuring two dancing squirrels who may or may not have been putting the moves on, and a couple of rogue emails hawking a certain little blue pill that had somehow made it through my spam filter, there was an email from Uncle Lou, sent just this morning.

No, it’s okay. ” I shrugged, miserable. “You couldn’t have known that I didn’t know. ” Because Steff was my best friend. Why wouldn’t she have told me that she was going to be leaving me behind? Panic started to set in as I tried to remember when, specifically, Danny’s residency was officially over. Was it November? December? That was right around the corner. The first sunny days of September were already upon us. The next couple of months were bound to be a whirlwind for Steff, preparations for leaving, tying up loose ends.

Quite handy, that trait. The apartment complex proved to be in the older, southern end of town, over the Bolander bridge and south of the river. In fact, it was no more than five blocks from Marcus’s little Craftsman bungalow. It was an older complex, seventies-tastic in so-called architectural style, a typical two-up, two-down with exposed central stairs and a faux brick front. Maybe the age of the building should have scared me. It didn’t. For one thing, Lou had said something about the place being remodeled and ready for new tenants, so it was worth my time to take a look at it.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.48 of 5 – based on 38 votes