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Flowering in the Desert
by Angie Welsh
Growing up is hard, but it's nothing Mandy Bishop can't handle. With the support of her family and her strong values rooted in the Mormon faith, Mandy survives the struggles of becoming a young woman. Her sensitive spirit prevails as she learns life's lessons of love, loss, and heartbreak. She flourishes in the desert of Central Utah as she touches the lives of those aroun ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published July 20th 2009 by American Book Publishing
(first published 2009)
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It isn't because I know the author that I give this book a glowing review. From the beginning I felt transported back to my own childhood and marveled at the authenticity of Mandy's experiences and teenage feelings. I especially appreciated the truthful depictions of growing up as a Mormon in a Utah town. And before you assume that this novel is for Mormon readers only, it definitely is not. While Mandy's faith does play a significant roll in her life and her decisions as a teenager, she is a ty ...more
I really liked this book a ton! I would have finished it in one sitting had I not had to make sure children were fed. I would just like to echo another review that said this book is not just for Mormon readers. I loved the characters, and I felt a bond with them almost immediately. Mandy is quite a bit more likeable than a certain Bella that most of us have come to know recently. I love the honesty I feel this book captures. It had the same feel that made me like Stargirl so much. This is defini ...more
This book was surprisngly good! I really enjoyed it. It took me the first few chapters before I felt connected to the main character, but then I was toatally immersed. I love the way Angie always ends each lesson the character learns with a meaning full thought. I found myself many times rereading those lines and thinking about the meaning. I cried several times through this book. It was a very touching yet light hearted fun read!