Just as things start to look up at home, and she thinks her family has a real chance, one more broken promise causes a tragedy that turns her life upside down.
I used many a tissue on this book, and thought Liza's reaction to life, to her family and the difficulties she faced was very realistic. The dialogue is natural and I love Liza's relationship with her brother. Because the tragedy is mentioned on the back cover, I kept trying to decide what it would be with every plot twist, but I was still surprised at the direction it took.
I look forward to seeing what other stories Rebecca Talley has up her sleeve. For younger readers, check out her picture book Grasshopper Pie.
And now for the drawing: Answer the following questions from Rebecca's website and email them to me before July 4th at Heather at HeatherJustesen dot com to be included in a drawing for a copy of Heaven Scent.
1: What kind of dancing did Rebecca perform as a teenager?
2: How many children does she have? Girls? Boys?
3: List the name of one link on her link's page.