One of my favorite bloggers recently published an ebook. I just devoured it, and you should too.
From the description on Amazon:
It’s Memphis in the 1970’s, it’s sweltering outside, and eleven-year-old Angel is trying to maneuver her increasingly messy childhood. She’s at the mercy of the adults in her world–a mother who’s on the hunt for a rich new husband, a cruel nun named Sister Claudia and a stream of potential step-parents.
There’s also her crazy father, Ray. He’s a dangerous man and an awful parent, but Angel holds out hope that one day, he’ll change. It’s a hope that grows stronger when he hints of buying her a incredible gift–one that could transform her entire life.
Weaving together threads of deception, dysfunction and childhood resilience, “The Watch” is a coming-of-age story you’ll never forget.