In 1970s rural West Texas, 12-year-old Lindy Logan has big dreams. She wants to become the next Karen Carpenter. She strives to acclimate to a new 7th grade class. And she fantasizes about killing her little sister, Jo. But all of these desires lead to her biggest dream of all – acquiring her momma’s unconditional love. Because Momma was once second runner-up in the Miss Texas pageant and twice named Most Beautiful of Turnip High School, Lindy is certain the path to becoming Momma’s favorite child is for Lindy to become famous herself. The only obstacle is 8-year-old Jo, a dead-ringer for the gorgeous Liz Taylor, seeking her own conduit to fame. If Jo gains fame first, Momma will focus all her love on her youngest, and Lindy’s greatest fear will be realized – that she is a nobody. In Raggedy Ann Heart, the Logan sisters deal with budding hormones, imaginary friends, and even Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, all the while competing with each other for the ultimate prize – Momma’s love.
Targeted Age Group: 15+
Book Price: 0.99
Television actress and novelist Heather McPhaul was spit out amongst the West Texas sandstorms in 1962. Perhaps that’s why she’s always felt a bit like a tumbleweed, ready to move wherever the wind blows her. She has lived in Texas, New York City, Los Angeles, and Tucson, Arizona. She would like to think her sense of humor has been informed by David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, and, mostly, her mom… but they might not like to think that. She would like to thank you for reading and laugh on. Life’s too short not to.