Scrap Everything

Scrap Everything

by Leslie Gould

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ISBN-13: 9781400071531
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Leslie Gould lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Peter, and four children. Her previous novels include Garden of Dreams and Beyond the Blue. Leslie enjoys watching her daughters and friends scrapbook, and she sometimes joins them.

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Scrap Everything 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
chainreader on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Leslie has done something that not many authors have done of late and that is keep my interest. I missed my bus stop this morning because I was so engrossed in the book and then I didn't want to put it down when my lunch hour was over. I walked home from the bus stop reading it so that I could finish it. Elise, Ted and their two teenage sons move to the small town of Forest Falls just before Ted is called back to the Army. There Elise meets Rebekah and the two form a friendship slowly and hesitantly, and support each other through crisis's large and small. Rebekah runs a scrapbook shop and deals with her daughter needing a kidney transplant, while Elise is running from her memories of the small town in which she grew up and having to deal with two teenage boys while her husband is in Germany and Iraq. Leslie has captured much of the angst and anger that teenage boys feel while their father is away, speaking from experience, my own Dad was in the Navy while I was growing up. The feelings are real and so is the behavior of the boys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great! I love a book that once you open the front cover it is impossible to put it down. Leslie weaves a story of friendship and makes the reader wish they were able to shop at the Scrap Shack. I only wish I could go to Midnight Madness with all the friends of the town!! This book is excellent, I've already recommended it to a number of friends!
harstan More than 1 year ago
With Dr. Ted Shelton leaving the military, his wife Elise and their two sons Michael and Mark know that their nomadic lifestyle is over. The family is moving from Fort Carson, Colorado to spend some time with his father John in his hometown of Forest Falls, Oregon before moving on to Seattle at least that is Elise¿s thoughts Ted thinks his hometown is the best place in the world and no one will want to leave it. --- In Forest falls, Elise meets scrapbook store owner Rebekiah Graham, her spouse Patrick and their two children Reid and Pepper. They become friends though the newcomer thinks a scrapbook store is so inane. Not long afterward, Ted is recalled to duty by the Third Medical Command in Fort Gillem, Georgia, which means a tour of the war zone. As she struggles to cope, her oldest son begins to get into trouble. Meanwhile Pepper, the twelve year old who has a history of kidney trouble now needs a transplant. The townsfolk rally around both families who both pray to God for miracles. --- Though too much is going on in the lives of the two women, readers will appreciate this inspirational family drama due to a strong cast. Elise and Rebekiah, though two diverse personalities, are fine caring people who forge a sisterhood to help them cope with the dark days ahead. Though Elise¿s sense of guilt re her spouse and her sons seems unrealistic and unnecessary, she and her friend find inspiration in the support of the locals and with the Lord as both begins to believe in God¿s message of hope. On top of all this is a reference to the best kept secret in the army: Fort Gillem. --- Harriet Klausner