It’s 1983, and twelve-year-old River Starling’s life is anything but normal. She was adopted on a whim and came without a birth certificate. Her adoptive parents gave her up to her grandmother when she was only two, but River is certain her parents will come back.

River’s hopes fall apart when Gram uproots them from their farmhouse and decides to move to Birdsong, West Virginia, the most miserable town River has ever seen. There she makes an unlikely friendship with an unusual boy and learns about acceptance, hard work, forgiveness, and the love of Jesus.

Discover the unforgettable story of one girl’s search for a place to callhome.

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About The Author

Before she began writing middle grade novels, Wendy Dunham spent many years writing articles, columns, short stories, and devotionals. She likes writing stories with themes of of hope, encouragement, and unconditional love – things we can all use a little bit more of. When she’s not writing, Wendy works as a registered therapist with children.

Books by Wendy Dunham

Hope Girl

With the discovery of her birth father, 12-year-old River has definite thoughts about how her life should turn out'and that certainly does not include any of the challenges that keep popping up!

My Name Is River

Discover the unforgettable story of one girl's search for a place to call home.
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