“In Front of God and Everybody” by KD McCrite
“If God wanted April Grace to be kind to her neighbors, He should have made them nicer!
Growing up in the country is never easy, but it sure is funny—especially if you happen to have a sister obsessed with being glamorous, a grandma just discovering make-up, hippie friends who never shower, and brand new neighbors from the city who test everyone’s patience. From disastrous dye jobs to forced apologies and elderly date tagalongs, you’ll laugh ‘til you cry as you read the Confessions of April Grace!
Here are just a couple of April’s thoughts: On her sister, Myra Sue: “How anyone can be that dumb and still be able to eat with a fork is beyond me.” On senior citizen lovebirds: “What if they started smooching right at the table in front of God and everybody?”
In spite of all the loony characters in her life, April Grace is able to learn from her parents as they share the love of God—to even the craziest of characters!”
I want to start off by saying I am so very glad to know this is the first book in a book series. I couldn’t put this book down, I wanted to keep reading to see if everyone around April Grace would finally listen to her. The book only took me 3 days to read. I would say it’s a perfect girl teen fiction book.
April Grace is an 11 year old red head who lives in the country. When a fancy black car pulls up into her driveway she already knows this spells trouble. The people in the car “were” rich city folk who thought everyone in the town was a bunch of hillbillies and that they didn’t know anything. We watch the husband, Ian, transform very quickly and become a lovable person. His wife Isabel was another story, but in the end they both start to fit in.
April Grace’s grandma thinks she has found love again but April Grace is suspensions of this loud-mouth man. I couldn’t stop reading to find out if her suspensions were true.
April grace is a very judgmental and outspoken person. Sometimes these qualities are good but she needs to learn how and when they are appropriate. Her parents who are very strong Christians and try not to find fault in anyone try very hard to set her and her sister on the straight path.
I totally LOVED this book and can’t wait for the next one to come out. You can find the book at the links below and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
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