Monday, October 26, 2009

A Little Help from My Friends

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Little Help from My Friends

FaithWords (October 15, 2009)


Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt


ANNE DAYTON graduated from Princeton University and is earning her master's degree in English literature at New York University. She works for a New York publishing company and lives in Brooklyn.

MAY VANDERBILT graduated from Baylor University and went on to earn a master's degree in fiction from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in San Francisco, where she writes about food, fashion, and nightlife in the Bay Area.

Together, the two women are the authors of Miracle Girls series


Zoe is used to being overlooked. As the youngest and shyest Miracle Girl, she was happy to fade into the background last year. But when she sheds her baby fat and shoots up four inches the summer before her junior year, everything changes. Now she's turning heads at school, and this new attention is beginning to strain her relationship with her sweet, serious boyfriend, Marcus.

Pressure builds when Zoe's assigned partner for history class is Dean Marchese--a handsome New York transplant who isn't afraid to show her how he feels.
Just when she needs her three best friends the most, the Miracle Girls are suffering from boy troubles of their own.

Even Zoe's rock-solid home life begins to shake underneath her when her parents' relationship frays in the face of serious financial burdens. As this uncertain year of growing pains comes to a frenetic head, the quietest Miracle Girl must find her voice at long last and take control of her own destiny . . . with more than a little help from her friends.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Little Help from My Friends, go HERE

A Little Help from My Friends
by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt is the third book in the Miracle Girls series. This volume focuses on Zoe Fairchild, the red-headed, formerly chubby band geek with hippie parents has her world turned upside down when Dreamy and Ed, her folks, announce that they are getting a divorce. Her romance with neighbor Marcus is on the rocks as well after she is paired with new boy Dean on a history project, and the Miracle Girls are still working on restoring their beloved Ms. Moore to her former status as teacher and counselor at their school. Zoe is portrayed as a real teenage girl with all of her insecurities, mood swings, and worrying about making everyone around her happy. She gets so caught up in trying to fix her parents and her teacher, that she has a hard time seeing her own needs and desires. It's a great addition to a terrific series.

Tonight I'm taking Mia to the Halloween party at the school. She's so excited to wear her costume, as a cowgirl, for the first time. Hopefully I'll have pictures to post tomorrow.