Growing up means learning to be yourself all over again.
Warwick, New York (PRWEB) September 16, 2015
"I hunted through my roommate’s underwear drawer for the tampons that I needed and she said were there. Within the Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Tampon box lay two surprises. The first was a 'female friendly' purple and black pistol." Thus begins "Margaret at Barnard," Book Ten in the Margaret of Greenwich(R) Young Adult series by R. L. Rhyse and published by Wyston Books, Inc. These novels narrate the lives of a poor teenager and her wealthy friends in the richest town in America.
In this thriller, Margaret’s first year at Barnard is far from calm: “My brother disappeared ten years ago and only I believe him alive,” Margaret’s roommate says, and Margaret discovers a pistol hidden within a box of tampons; a murderous father seeks custody of his child; and rioting explodes against a pregnant student’s expulsion.
But Margaret has allies too: Vladimir, a former general in Russia’s Presidential Security Service, who considers her a daughter; Charlotte, the kindly, dedicated doctor for whom she babysits; a disabled lawyer, Margaret’s father, whose actions exemplify courage; and her boyfriend, Randy, who is the love of her life.
In "Margaret at Barnard," Margaret's saga continues: "I hunted through my roommate’s underwear drawer for the tampons that I needed and she said were there. Within the Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Tampon box lay two surprises. The first was a 'female friendly' purple and black pistol. These colorful guns have surged in sales to women for self-defense.
"The second surprise was a cigarette lighter. Missy Rheese didn’t smoke. Why did she need a cigarette lighter? I asked myself. I pressed the indentation and a blade flew open. The gadget was a functioning lighter–and a knife too. Its serrated blade could as easily peel an orange as cut a throat, I thought.
"The gun and knife were small and easily overlooked. They had probably skipped Missy Rheese’s mind on this busy first day of her new life in Brooks Hall, the Barnard College dormitory."
R. L. Rhyse, a former resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, is the author of the books in the Margaret of Greenwich® Young Adult series. These include Margaret of Greenwich, Margaret and Erika, Margaret at War, Margaret in Tokyo, Margaret and Eve, Margaret and Velda, Margaret and Emily, Margaret and Hillary, and Margaret in London.
Available in print and for the Kindle, Nook, and iPad.
E-book $4.99 - eISBN 978-0-9903920-5-7
Print $10.99 - ISBN 978-0-9903920-4-0