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Orchids for Billie (Finding Maria #2)

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There is more to a rare orchid, and a family, than meets the eye.
It is the summer of 1955 and eight-year-old Jack Brandugan's days are filled with baseball, fishing, and playing with his faithful dog Lady. Then the moving trucks arrive and Little Jack has to face the harsh realities of his family life: his mother is sick, his father is gone, and their house in the suburbs
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Mass Market Paperback, 180 pages
Published November 24th 2011 by Marechal Media Inc (first published November 18th 2011)
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Roxanne
Jun 12, 2012 Roxanne rated it it was amazing
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What a wonderful read! Won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I was completely drawn into Jack's life as a young lad looking at the life he has been given: a father who has left his wife and 7 children; a mother who is chronically ill but who fervently loves her children; older siblings and a younger brother Freddie who is a thorn in the flesh; the grandparents they now live with; and a menagerie of aunts and uncles who have their own unique personalities. The comparison of the challenges that ...more
Sarah Butland
Dec 18, 2013 Sarah Butland rated it it was amazing
A heartbreaking tale lies amidst the brilliance and inspiring story of Little Jack, his father's son in many ways but still his own person.

Weaved throughout this novel of Little Jack is the story of his father who left the family of 7 kids at the worst and still best time. Hatt tells this story through the eyes and mind of an 8 year old boy as he finds his place within his family and through life.

There may have been many comparisons to human's and flowers before but none that I've found so poeti
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