Although she has tried long and hard to correct her former flighty ways it would seem Lula Bowman’s family and friends are determined not only to bring up those old flaws but to have Lula stay in that past. And it’s something she doesn’t aim to do comply with. In a world where college education for females is not a popular thing Lula has excelled in her studies and is about to go beyond that proving once and for all that she is steadfast and responsible. But when family tragedy strikes Lula is called back home with the prospect of giving up her dreams. Not willing to give up and seemingly confirm to everyone who knew her as a girl that she cannot stick with anything yet not wanting to leave her grieving sister to soldier on alone, Lula has a tough choice to make.
Hm what to say. Well first off let’s get this out in the open: I read ANYTHING by Anne Mateer. I’ve read several of her books already and loved everyone of them. Playing by Heart was a really sweet story of personal sacrifice and rising above the criticism others would seek to drown one in. If you have been having a rough week and can’t seem to please anyone then you will want to read this story soon if just to realize that it’s gonna get better. Lula was a great character. The inner struggles were very interesting to observe as she struggled to do the right thing while attempting to ward off the negativity. There’s a lot to empathize with in Lula. I daresay anyone would find this a story worth reading. And while I wasn’t too much into the whole sports things it was still a good read.
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