A Constellation of Roses

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Perfect for fans of Tell Me Three Things and The Astonishing Color of After, A Constellation of Roses is brimming with a magic all its own—lovable and flawed characters, an evocative setting, and friendships to treasure.

Ever since her troubled mother abandoned her, Trix McCabe has preferred to stay on the move.

But when she lands with her long-lost relatives, she finds out that the McCabe women have talents like her own that defy explanation: pies that cure all ills, palm-reading that never misses the mark, knowledge of secrets that have never been told.

Before long, Trix feels like she might finally have found somewhere she belongs. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she’ll have to decide whether to take a chance on this new life . . . or keep running from the one she’s always known.

More magic awaits in the stunning companion novel, The Deepest Roots, which Booklist called “a must-read” in a starred review!---from the publisher

336 pages                              978-0062747105                         Ages 14-18

Keywords:  magical realism, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old, friends, friendship, women, special gifts, magic, secrets, belonging, juvenile delinquent, trust, acceptance, loneliness, finding yourself, believing in yourself, trauma


Trix has a super power. She can go unnoticed... so unnoticed that she can steal whatever she needs to get by. Ever since her drug addicted mother abandoned her, Trix has had to count on herself.

Now Social Services has caught up with her and she has to make a choice. She can either serve time in jail or take a different kind of risk and go live with her father's family in a small town in Kansas.

Trix chooses Kansas and the relatives and that's where she begins to discover some secrets about herself and about the aunts she never knew. Seems the McCabe women have some pretty unique abilities that go beyond the normal into the land of the paranormal.

As Trix discovers her own abilities and gets to know the family, she has a huge choice to make. Can she really trust the world? How about trust family? And of course, the hardest one of all, trust herself?

A book that will resonate with a lot of readers.

Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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