Then comes the day when Kathy feels compelled to intercede for a girl named Greta who is being picked on by the same kids who have made her own life a living nightmare and she rescues Greta from her tormentors. From that day on the girls are inseparable and Kathy realizes something - that she hasn't had it so bad, all along. For her best friend is coping with a problem much bigger that anything Kathy has ever had to confront. Greta's wonderful father is dying.
In the serenity of Grumble Bluff the girls discover the power of their friendship, how to triumph over the tragedies of life, and how to laugh again.
Karen Bessey Pease is a native of the state of Maine. She lives with her family on a 70 acre homestead in the western mountains region of that state. Karen writes a newspaper column, Observations from The F.A.R.M. (Fresh Air and Room to Move) for the local newspaper, The Original Irregular. When she is not writing, Karen enjoys gardening, watching wildlife and taking walks in the woods with her husband, children and their pets. She has completed two sequels to Grumble Bluff.