Meet Josefina Montoya, a nine-year-old girl growning up in New Mexico in 1824. Josefina and her sisters have been struggling ever since Mama died a year ago. When Mama's sister, Tia Dolores, comes to live on their rancho, the girls are overjoyed. But Tia Dolores has lots of new ideas! She starts a family weaving business. And she teaches the girls to read, something Mama never learned to do. Josefina worries that all of Tia Dolores' changes will make them forget Mama. Meantime, traders from Missouri are arriving on the Santa Fe Trail, bringing new ideas of their own.
©1997 American Girl, LLC. (P)2006 Recorded Books
A little book about the friendship between Jenna, the actress trying to adjust to life as a widow, Natalie, who chose a career instead of marriage and Liz, wife/mother/grandmother/volunteer/former cabaret singer. They think their lives are settled; they don't expect any drastic changes but they are in for some surprises. Travel, Internet dating, family problems, new friends, computer classes, a career change, a romance, and more give them a lot of things to discuss and plan at their weekly luncheons. They find that they can adapt to and even welcome and enjoy the life changes in spite of or because of their age; they are (shush, don't tell) over 70!
©2013 Barbara Fox (P)2016 Barbara Fox