“Finding Willow” is the prequel to “Unspeakable,” the touching romance between Brody and Willow that explores one girl’s quiet strength to survive the unbearable weight of a family secret alone, and the love and resolve of a boy determined to help her.
Brody Victor lives life on the fringes. Moving from school to school with each transfer his mother’s job requires has taught Brody well: If there’s one thing harder than making friends, it’s saying goodbye to them. So he’s learned to close himself off. He’s a loner, and that’s how he likes it.
When his mother accepts a permanent position in Wisconsin, Brody begins to slowly open up. But old habits die hard and, for Brody, making friends doesn’t come easily. That is, until he meets Annabelle. Brody loses himself in her. Their connection runs deep and, for the first time, Brody truly lets someone inside. But life can be cruel. An unexpected job transfer uproots Brody from his home in Wisconsin, and Annabelle.
Vowing not to get involved with another girl after the heartbreak of losing Annabelle, Brody returns to life on the outside looking in. A loner by choice. Until the night he finds Willow. Friendly and beautiful, a guy can’t help but notice her, but Brody notices more than her beauty. When she flashes her full smile, a spark is missing from her hazel eyes and for reasons unknown to him, Brody needs to find the reason.
Along the way, he stumbles across a secret bigger than both of them.
|Publisher:||Clean Teen Publishing, Inc.|
|File size:||3 MB|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Like most people I don't enjoy talking about myself. In fact, although I received an 'A' in my public speaking course in college, I'm convinced my professor took pity on me. So to keep myself out of the public eye, and my mouth firmly closed as it should be, I stay behind my computer and live in my imaginary world filled with imaginary people who all think I'm cool. It gives me an ego boost for when my son tells me I'm so not. I thought about writing a "serious, gown-up" bio, but I'm not really a serious grown-up. So here are some of the more normal things about me: I can't write without a hoodie. Yeah, I live it Texas. I didn't say I'd make sense. I do all my writing in men's pajama pants. I even wear them to the corner store if I need milk or whatever. This totally embarrasses my kids and makes me incredibly happy. I strive to embarrass my kids at least once a day. It's my God given right after going through labor. I'm a horrible speller. Spell check and I are good buddies. I majored in accounting in college. I was required to declare a major, but I had no clue what I wanted to do, so I picked accounting because it was the first thing listed in the booklet the counselor gave me. I did carry a 4.0 GPA, though. Go figure. Forget coffee. Hand over the Red Bull or Monster Khaos and no one gets hurt. Seriously, just set it down and step away. I will morph into a normal human after I guzzle my can of caffeine. I hate to cook, but love to watch cooking shows on television. I paint my nails weird colors just to see my husband roll his eyes and make my 9 year-old twin girls giggle, and, of course, mortify my 13 year-old son. This fits in the embarrassing them at least once a day category, too. I'm a hopeful romantic and love swoon-worthy endings that keep the butterflies going for days, but I don't believe a HEA always ends with the boy getting the girl. Sometimes a HEA is an ending we don't see coming, but is still best for the characters. I write across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups while eating way too many peanut butter M&Ms (but we'll keep that second part just between us). I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now live in a suburb of Houston, TX with my very supportive family, a 125lb rescue "puppy" and a 12lb attack cat, also a rescued pet. And last, but never least, I'd love to hear from you. So drop me an email! Let's chat. You tell me what you like in books, what you'd like to see happen in the writing community, what type of books you'd like to see more of... less of... I want to hear it all. So tell me. Because the one thing I wish I could put on my list, but I still haven't figured it out yet, is mind reading. But don't tell my kids. I still have them fooled. Hey! Want to win prizes, enter giveaways, contests and learn about my new projects before anyone else (maybe even beta read them)? Well, go to my blog and join my street team! www.michelle-pickett.com/blog
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This sad excuse of a chapter or condensed draft of a chapter, doth not make a book. Really a sad excuse of an offering.
I read this early last year after I finished reading Unspeakable. It's a novella prequel to Unspeakable, and it's from Brody's POV and his life leading up to his first encounter with Willow. It was short and sweet, and left me wanting to reread Unspeakable. Even though it is a short novella, the writing made me want to read more. By the way, will there be more books in this series? I really want to know! 4 Platypires!