Wavering [NOOK Book]

Overview

After Joy's middle-aged father has a fatal heart attack, she and her mother, Elise Wright, become financially strapped, and have no choice but to move to Wavering, Illinois, to try to rekindle some form of a relationship with her grandparents. Albeit the grandfather is quiet and friendly, the grandmother reeks of stale cigarettes, her personality is as crude and unwelcoming as a poisonous snake, and her home is far from cozy. Joy isn't surprised that her mother previously didn't involve them in her life, but it ...
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Wavering

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Overview

After Joy's middle-aged father has a fatal heart attack, she and her mother, Elise Wright, become financially strapped, and have no choice but to move to Wavering, Illinois, to try to rekindle some form of a relationship with her grandparents. Albeit the grandfather is quiet and friendly, the grandmother reeks of stale cigarettes, her personality is as crude and unwelcoming as a poisonous snake, and her home is far from cozy. Joy isn't surprised that her mother previously didn't involve them in her life, but it isn't until later that she discovers the real reason why her mother was banished from her childhood home.

Lost in a maze of cornfields on the way to their new home, Joy and her flirtatious, all-too-trusting mother, meet Jessie. The stranger, who is more than willing to help, gives Joy the heebie-jeebies.

There's also been a murder in Wavering; a town where things like that just do not happen. The mustachioed, Tom Selleck look-a-like, Detective Massey, warns the innocent, but far from naive, Joy, that she bears an uncanny resemblance to the dead woman who is at least twenty years her senior. It is with Alec, a mysterious boy from high school, whose own dysfunctional family will collide with hers in ways that might just haunt Joy for the rest of her life. Only Joy's instincts can save her from a fate worse than death...
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Editorial Reviews

Reader - Alicia Goglia
I just received my book a few days ago and I can't put it down. I love the full bodied characters that the author created and the story that she shares with us. I feel like I'm on a journey with her, sometimes scared, excited, and new to my surroundings. I hope to read more of her work in the future.
Reader - Josie Rinkevicious
I loved this novel! I purchased an electronic copy (via Kindle)on a Thursday and was finished with the story by the following Saturday; I had a hard time putting the book down for breaks since it's quite the page turner. Virginia, You are a very talented author. I am for sure going to read anything else you plan on releasing in the future :)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011831119
  • Publisher: VCass Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 1,224,138
  • File size: 337 KB

Meet the Author

VIRGINIA FRAZIER was born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. For three years, she was a member of the Illinois State Junior High Power Rifle Team, competed at the NRA National Rifle Championships, won multiple awards and qualified as an Expert marksman. In addition to reading and shooting, another love of hers is dancing. She spent nine years learning various forms of dance under Kathleen Katsoudas, former student of Ruth Page and owner of Kathleen’s Dance Asylum. Afterwards, she spent a year studying Russian ballet under the former Bolshoi Ballet dancer, master teacher Dmitri Roudnev. In 2004, she graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Biology and a commission in the active duty Air Force as a Communications and Information Systems Officer. While stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, she deployed for six months to Baghdad, Iraq. In 2007, she separated from the military and graduated from the University of West Florida with an M.B.A. She is happily married and has two wonderful boys.
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  • Posted August 29, 2010

    Great Read

    I've never heard of this author before, but this book was a real page turner. It only took me two days to read it because it was hard to put down. Definitely entertaining and relavent to anyone who has a teenage daughter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    This book is about a teenage girl named Joy who moves with her m

    This book is about a teenage girl named Joy who moves with her mother to a small town called Wavering. The town has been ripped by a couple of murders and a psychopath is disguised as one of the good, handsome townsfolk. Joy not only meets the grandparents who disowned her mother for doing something they considered dispicable, but she gets involved with a cute senior from school, has to deal with being the new girl in town, gains a new sense of self and sexuality, and learns how she is connected to the women who were murdered. Very good & a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2010

    Great Read

    I'd never heard of this author before, but I was impressed. This book is very entertaininng and hard to put down. It's relevant to what can happen to teenagers if they're not carefull.

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