Love a Foot Above the Ground
Cover in category: 'Fiction' > 'Coming of Age'
A young girl meets the love of her life at sunrise on the Sea of Cortez. Love lifts you up “about a foot above the ground,” Bernadette declares. It fills you with the courage and desire to do great things. At sixteen, Bernadette marries Guillermo and sets out for UCLA where he is a university student. Only months after they marry, family trouble calls Guillermo back to Mexico. He was only supposed to be gone three days. When he doesn’t return, Bernadette must grow up fast and face the greatest challenge that confronts anyone who takes the risk to love. This coming of age story is told, years later, by Bernadette to her nine-year-old charge, Jessica Huntington. It is shared with us by the adult Jessica, after she confronts a crisis in her own marriage. A story of love, loss, and inspiration “it’s a real happily ever after story.”
What readers are saying about Love a Foot Above the Ground
5***** “If you believe in love, please read this book and you will be enlightened by the power of everlasting love....Five stars to this one!”
5***** “This is a stunningly rich saga played out in the culture of Mexico's Baja California, as a young girl learns the lessons of life, love, jealousy and betrayal. Against the odds, she ultimately finds peace and happiness, but not in any way you might expect from the intricacies of this fine saga.”
5***** “The writing style is fabulously romantic and mysterious and the scenery brilliantly described. By the end of the book I felt as though the people and places involved were actually real.”
5***** “The book was so powerful and a completely fascinating read.”
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