Featuring: Peyton McKenzie
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Women's Fiction Contemporary
At twelve, Peyton McKenzie isn't ready to share her
widowed father with anyone, let alone Nora, her redheaded,
cigarette-smoking cousin who just rolled into town behind
the wheel of a pink Thunderbird. But her father seems to
like Nora, and she does make for good conversation with
her friends at the Losers Club, and prim Aunt Augusta
hates her, which means she can't be all bad. In fact,
maybe Nora is just what quiet Lytton, Georgia, needs this
And when Nora takes a job teaching the first integrated
honors class at the local high school, it looks like she
might stay forever. But it becomes clear that something is
troubling her. Peyton knows it's more than the local
gossips who don't like Nora's "unsouthern" ways. When the
shocking truth comes to light, it will stun this small
segregated town and, more importantly, teach Peyton a
lesson she will never forget about love and its enormous
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