A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
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A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty


A Grown-Up Kind Of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family.

Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.

Title:A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:322 pages

    A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty Reviews

  • Debby
    Jan 05, 2012

    If you've never read a book by Joshilyn Jackson (Gods in Alabama; Between, Gerogia; The Girl Who Stopped Swimming; or Backseat Saints) you are missing out on a most phenomenal experience! Jackson's ne...

  • BookLover
    Aug 04, 2014

    This was a fantastic story! Told from the points of view of a grandmother, mother and daughter, I was drawn into their story from the first paragraph. Each point of view had a very distinct voice and ...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 24, 2011

    I am a huge fan of Joshilyn Jackson's novels, and I think A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty might be her best yet. Ginny, Liza and Mosey Slocumb are instantly lovable characters and their shared story is at t...

  • Jlnpeacock
    May 02, 2012

    A book like this, in former days, was considered a trashy romance. It is on book club lists because Jackson is of the up and coming generation of writers, which only proves to me how far our values ha...

  • Noeleen
    Jan 07, 2013

    I listened to the audio version of A Grown-Up Kind Of Pretty. Audible books and I are not buxom buddies and probably never will be. The narrator has to be exceptional for me to enjoy this format. The ...

  • M
    Jul 03, 2012

    Thank God for 3 star books. I really mean that. Though I feel bad for the writers of books that are fairly well written but will sadly never make it because they just fall short in their chick lit pre...

  • extraordinary ordinary whimsy
    Mar 11, 2012

    I was held captive by the mystery that begins with the bones found in a yard, amazed by the slow unraveling of Liza's twisted history, and transfixed by what Big (Ginny) is willing to do for her child...

  • Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
    Jan 23, 2012

    Read This Review & More Like It On My Blog!3.5 out of 5I've read two other novels by this author, long before I started blogging, and I was less than impressed by what she had to offer in Between, Ge...

  • Courtney
    Sep 05, 2012

    I wish I'd never given five stars before, because rarely has a book deserved them in the way this book does. Jackson is a master of words and of storytelling. I was 100% invested in this story from th...

  • Book Concierge
    May 10, 2014

    Audiobook performed by the author.4.5****Excerpt from the book jacket: When a long-hidden grave is unearthed in the backyard, headstrong young Mosey Slocumb is determined to investigate. What she lear...