By Joshilyn Jackson
A GROWN-UP form of beautiful is a strong saga of 3 generations of girls, laid low with hardships and torn by way of a devastating mystery, but inextricably joined through the bonds of kinfolk. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and at the cusp of womanhood-is shaken while a small grave is unearthed within the yard, and decided to determine why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mom, is haunted via offerings she made as undefined. however it is Jenny, Mosey's powerful and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids jointly the strands of the women's shared past--and who will cease at not anything to shield their destiny.
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