The Year of the Swallows Came Early
by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Summary: When Groovy's father is taken away to jail, she can't believe it. There must be some mistake! But, she quickly learns that there is no mistake, and that what her father has done may compromise her whole future.
Thoughts: I loved this book! The setting, the tone, the pace, the word pictures .... everything pulled me into this gentle story. Groovy was such a loveable character, and I couldn't help but pull for her. I also really liked her mom; she wasn't perfect, but she was caring and strong. This is a great story about life's disappointments, forgiveness, and love.