Follow the Dream (#05 in Girls Only Series)
Book 8 of Girls Only (GO!). Manda's pursuit of a number one skiing rank leaves her feeling empty and alone. Will she recover from her obsession with winning in order to rediscover the people and things that are truly important...
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Book 8 of Girls Only (GO!). Manda's pursuit of a number one skiing rank leaves her feeling empty and alone. Will she recover from her obsession with winning in order to rediscover the people and things that are truly important in life?
In Follow the Dream it's the world of figure skating that comes to life. Livvy Hudson is a promising skater learning to like the small Colorado town where her dad relocates. The death of Livvy's mother weighs heavily on both, but life is beginning to look up. ^^Her skating, with the help of a trainer, is improving all the time and her new friends in the Girl's Only club are a constant encouragement. Happiness turns to frustration, though, when Grandma Hudson, now living with them, begins to take too much control of Livvy's life. She's trying to run everything-both at home and on the ice! ^^Livvy's anger nearly reaches the boiling point when her grandmother surprises her with a secret, one that Livvy is eager to embrace. Perhaps Grandma Hudson has Livvy's best interests in mind after all.
Livvy Hudson's happiness turns to frustration when Grandma Hudson begins to take control of Livvy's live. She's trying to run everything at home and on the ice. Livvy's anger has reached its boiling point when Grandma surprises Livvy with a secret, one that she is eager to embrace.
Sixth grader Livvy prays for guidance when her grandmother's constant mothering threatens to interfere with Livvy's dream of becoming an Olympic skater.
Beverly Lewis was born Beverly Marie Jones in 1949, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the heart of 'Pennsylvania Dutch' country. She played and composed on the piano and wrote avidly from a very young age. Beverly's father was an Assemblies of God pastor, and she was raised in that denomination. However, she became fascinated with her ancestral links to the Old Order Mennonite community into which her maternal grandmother, Ada Buchwalter, had been born. Beverly's deep affinity for her Amish heritage has inspired much of her prodigious literary output - over eighty books for both children and adults.
Beverly graduated from Evangel University with a degree in Music Education, and became a schoolteacher. When her own three children were middle school age, Beverly began submitting stories to children's magazines. Her first book Mountain Bikes and Garbanzo Beans was published in 1993.
Beverly's first adult fiction, published in 1997, was the Heritage of Lancaster County trilogy, about the experiences of a young Amish woman Katie Lapp as she moves from the plain traditions of her upbringing into the modern world. Beverly has followed this award-winning bestseller with a stream of popular titles that have established her as one of our time's most beloved storytellers. Her titles include the Cul-De-Sac Kids, the Girls Only (GO!), and the Holly's Heart series for children, and the Amish based Rose, Seasons of Grace, Abram's Daughter, The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, and Annie's People series. She has received numerous awards including two Silver Angel Awards for her novels The Postcard and Annika's Secret Wish, and a Golden Book Award for The Shunning, the first volume of her Heritage of Lancaster County series.
Beverly is a member of the National League of American Pen Women as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University. She says of her leisure:
"When I'm between writing deadlines, I enjoy hiking in the Rocky Mountains with my husband. Cooking from scratch, playing Mozart at the piano, and making family memory albums, as well as traveling to meet my devoted readers during book tours, are some of my very favorite things. I also adore reading biographies and memoirs, as well as classic literature."
She makes her home with her husband David in Colorado. In addition to their three adult children, they have three grandchildren.