ana of california book coverI have 2 fabulous books to give away! One winner will receive copies of Ana of California by Andi Teran as well as a copy of Anne of Green Gables!

Open to US residents only

About Ana of California

Many a young reader has been charmed and transported by Anne of Green Gables and its spunky, smart heroine, Anne Shirley. Debut novelist Andi Teran reworks this classic coming-of-age tale for the 21st century in Ana of California, and gives us a new—and equally loquacious—underdog to root for in Ana Cortez. Teran introduces characters with modern sensibilities and issues while staying true to the heart and spirit of Montgomery’s bestselling series. The novel also reflects Teran’s own Mexican heritage, bringing much needed diversity to contemporary literature.

In Ana of California, fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez (“one n, like fauna—not Anna, like ‘banana’”) has just blown it with another foster family. It’s a group home next—unless she agrees to attend a farm trainee program in Northern California. If she works hard, she’ll be allowed to stay on and file for emancipation when she turns sixteen. Having lived in East L.A. all her life, Ana doesn’t know a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, but she’s out of options.

When Emmett Garber arrives to pick up his new trainee, he’s sure there’s been a mistake. What help could this slight city girl be on his farm? He is counting down the days until the trial period is over and he can send her back. His sister Abbie, however, thinks Ana might just be what they need.

Despite being unskilled and unprepared for hard-working farm life, Ana quickly comes to love Garber Farm and the small town of Hadley. She makes friends with Rye, the daughter of Abbie’s best friend, finds a mentor in Manny, Garber Farm’s foreman, and keeps running into the cute but hard to read Cole Brannan. Eventually even Emmett has to admit that Ana’s hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she’s ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong. Where can she go once she’s used up all her options?

In the grand tradition of Bridget Jones’s Diary and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran’s captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic.

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