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Island Girl

(Friends for a Season #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Every summer thirteen-year-old Meg returns to the berry fields of her grandparents' farm on Sauvie's Island, Oregon. But this year, everything is different. With her mother remarried and a new baby on the way, Meg isn't quite sure where she fits in the family anymore. And now the comfortable familiarity of the farm has changed, too. There is a new girl, Tia...and she obvio ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 2005)
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Apr 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Cute book; quick read. Not quite a four-star, but almost. :) I would categorize this as YA fiction...and one I'm definitely saving for my daughter when she gets older. Nice book of teenage friendship, crushes, changes in the world (with nice lessons built in), and family dynamics. ...more
Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
Thirteen-year-old Meg likes spending summers with her grandparents on Sauvie Island, Oregon. She enjoys being on their berry farm, far from her busy life in Seattle. This summer promises to be the most interesting yet, because Meg has major changes ahead. Her mom and stepdad are expecting a baby, and Meg's dad is about to come to a decision about his military career.

Meg knows that, at the end of the summer, she needs to decide whether to live with her mom, or move to Oregon and help her dad take
Jill Williamson
Oct 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Island Girl by Sandra Byrd is a sweet story about a girl’s search for herself. Meg spends every summer on her grandparents berry farm. This year many things have changed. Her mother is remarried with a new baby on the way and a new family lives on the farm. Tia’s father has been hired to run the farm since Grandpa is getting too old and Meg’s dad isn’t around to help. Meg worried that Tia has replaced her.

Meg finds a plaque that belonged to her father as a boy and memorizes the verse inscribed o
Feb 18, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
This was a cute book. :) Meg is a 13 year old girl who lives with her mom and stepdad, with a baby brother or sister on the way. She spends every summer on her Grammy and Papa's farm, but this summer is different. She has a choice to make, whether she should continue living with her mom and stepdad, or move in with her dad, who could either retire or continue on in military service. Also, Tia, whose dad works for Meg's Papa since Papa is getting too old for hard farm work, lives down the road. T ...more
Oct 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
I would have given this book a five, except it started of slowly.

Lots of great lessons in the book. It covers the fruits of the spirit without being over the top. Choosing your own path, being gracious, putting others first, and respecting your elders are all covered in a way that pushes the story forward rather than hindering the plot.
Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was cute :)
Feb 17, 2009 rated it liked it
This was definitely pretty cute. Though, the name doesn't appeal to me. I remembered it and tried to think 'did I read that?'. Can't have everything. ...more
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really liked the book and I recommend it to others.
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Bestselling author Sandra Byrd has published fifty books over her editing and writing career. Her traditionally published books include titles by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, Tyndale House Publishers, WaterBrook Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and Bethany House Publishers.

Sandra’s series of historically sound Gothic romances launched with the best-selling Mist of Mid

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