Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to show you the cover of Jamie Scott’s coming-of-age story, Little Sacrifices. Some of you might better know this author as Michele Gorman, a chick lit author now presenting this YA novel. Here’s a little more about the author:
Known for her best-selling chick lit (the Single in the City series and Bella Summer Takes a Chance), Michele also writes coming-of-age fiction under the name Jamie Scott and today sees the re-launch of her first novel, Little Sacrifices. This atmospheric, evocative depiction of the American South may just be the perfect summer read for fans of The Secret Life of Bees or To Kill A Mockingbird.
To me this book seems like a very interesting, thought provoking book different from most I see in the YA section these days. Here’s the summary:
How much would you risk to stand up for your beliefs?
When the Powell family moves to Savannah Georgia in the late 1940s, they hope against hope that they’ll be welcomed. But they’re Northerners and worse, they’re civil rights advocates almost a decade too early. The American South is deeply segregated.
At first their daughter, May, can pretend they’re the same as everyone else. It means keeping quiet when she knows she should speak up, but it’s worth the sacrifice to win friends. Unfortunately her parents are soon putting their beliefs into action. And when they wake to find that they’re the only family on the block with a Ku Klux Klan cross blazing on their front lawn, the time comes for them to finally decide between what’s easy and what’s right.
Doesn’t that sound interesting? The time period this is set in is one I’m really interested in and there aren’t many authors going for that these days. I think everyone needs to give historical fiction a try.
Pick up your copy of Little Sacrifices today!