by Bridie Blake
Teens & YA
Pub Date 14 Oct 2015
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Violet Hayes has spent her life living in her Sister Rose’s Shadow. She needs to make Rose happy, she’s not suppose to sing or play guitar, in order to survive the year living with her Grandmother in Wandora Tennessee.
Violet sees Rose as the apple of her Mothers eye, whereas she is only tolerated. Violet does her best to avoid Sally, and soon she meets a boy named Marcus. Violet refuses to go to Church, and feels that believing in a higher power did her Grandmother, and sister no good.
Finally one Sunday Violet agrees to go to church with her Gram.
Her Sister Rose suffers from panic attacks, and her Mother battles depression.
At a party Violet gets drunk, and stories get twisted making people think she went to far with Carter.
Violet is relieved when her Grandmother convinces her Mother to get the help she needed.
Can Violet follow her own rules for surviving the year at her Grandmother’s?
Find out in A Distant Voice
Five out of five stars