This is a sad but gripping novel with a mystery at its centre. The summer that her father falls in love with Emma, Jenny Bohner is just turning eleven, Jenny was three when her mother died, and since then Brannon Bohner has traveled with his daughter from one seasonal job to another, picking up girlfriends along the way. Somehow Emma is different, traveling with them from Idaho to Kentucky, filling Jenny with hopes of a real family. But something still troubles her, surfacing through years of memories–tempting her from within boxes Jenny has been told never to touch, filled with hidden mementos from long ago. Inside Jenny will find answers that will compel her to face the hard truth that she no longer can ignore.
The Seventh Mother – Sherri Wood – Emmons