By Kim Boykin
On her nineteenth birthday, Zora has had enough. She decides she can no longer live with her alcoholic and Judy Garland-delusional mother.
She packs a bag, and with the help of a supportive teacher, she leaves town to attend a beauty school.
Zora thrives with the help of a mentor. She also falls hard for a hard drinking, handsome widower, convinced she can save him from himself.
Learning to fix hair, find beauty or make it where you are, she also learns how to live life, love, and eventually how to forgive.
This is a great summer read, with enjoyable and warmhearted characters.