. . . A fifteen-year-old throwaway and a thrift shop tote make their way in the world. . .
The Haunted Purse, a current YA paranormal release out of the Wild Rose Press, is written by Kimberly Baer.
Fifteen-year-old Liberty Dawson was thrown away by her mother long ago. Not to let things like little nourishing food, lack of parental guidance and serviceable well-fitting clothes get in her way, Libby has survived—and in her own way—survived well. Using what she has at hand, and with the help of a few eagle-eyed neighbors and friends, she does okay for herself. She’s bright, gutsy and motivated to get out of the slums and do something—anything to rise above what she has now.
Enter one of her frequent trips to her favorite thrift shop, she finds a purse/tote/backpack which seems to speak to her. And Libby listens. Watch out for a girl and her newfound bag. A match made in heaven.
Almost immediately the purse shows it has a mind of its own—and it’s confusing and scary at the same time. Libby and her best pal Toni start out on an adventure to find the girl who once owned the purse and the reason behind her disappearance twenty years ago.
Our Review: Libby could be any of us—except there aren’t many fifteen-year-olds who have her innate survival skills. And guts. And generous spirit. And heart. She’s a joy and we’re so glad we got to meet her. You will be too. Promise.
On a scale of 1-5, The Haunted Purse deserves a 7.
Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews