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E-book Alert | Life Without Friends by Ellen Emerson White


I have been waiting for this day for what feels like forever. If you've followed this blog for basically any length of time, you have heard me singing the praises of Ellen Emerson White. I am a devoted fan of her spectacular President's Daughter and Echo Company series. And you should read and own them and spread the good word immediately. But Life Without Friends. This book was the beginning for me. Beverly and Derek and Boston and the Public Gardens. From my review:
This book kind of ate me alive at fourteen, and I have reread it pretty much every year since. It has become what you might call a Monster Comfort Read.
I have been buying up used copies of this previously out-of-print book for years now and sending them to readers I knew needed them. I am so delighted to let you know it's now available on Kindle for just $2.99 or free with Kindle Unlimited. And I really love the new Kindle cover (above left), while I will always be inordinately attached to the original cover (above right). They're both Beverly to me. I feel like I don't even need to say it at this point, but I will anyway. You know what to do.
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  1. Hurrah, thanks for the heads up! I noticed she also had what looks like a standalone in KU - ALL EMERGENCIES, RING SUPER. Have you read this one?

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    1. I have! I tracked down a used copy ages ago and enjoyed it. I wish it had been able to turn into the series it could have been.

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  2. Oh, I have been meaning to read this after hearing you talk about it so many times... I loved the Echo Company books. Can I just jump into this one or should I try and read FRIENDS FOR LIFE first? I’m not exactly sure how they relate to each other.

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    1. Aren't the Echo Company books wonderful? So this is a companion novel to FRIENDS FOR LIFE and not a direct sequel, as Beverly is a minor character in that book. I think this is the stronger of the two books and can stand alone, but its entire premise is based on the events (and fallout) of FRIENDS FOR LIFE.

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  3. I love this book! It has been one of my favorites since I was 12! It made a great impact. I think this with the companion, Firends for Life, would be great adapted into a tv show for Netflix.

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