RuthAnne Snow
 

THE GIRLS OF MARCH

Elin Angstrom doesn’t like to label it an attempted suicide. It was an accident. Or, at least, that’s what she wants her three best friends to believe.

 

Rosie, Jenna, and Ket still don’t understand what made Elin hurt herself, but they’re determined to keep her happy now. So when Elin decides a perfect prom night is the key to getting her old life back (and needs an assist in lying to her parents), Princeton-bound Jenna reluctantly agrees. When Elin asks for help winning back her ex, party-girl Ket is happy to oblige. And when Elin announces she wants to pre-game at a mysterious new friend’s house, not even perpetual downer Rosie can rain on that parade.

 

Then Elin disappears halfway through the dance.

 

The girls split up in the hopes of finding Elin before anyone realizes she’s missing. But as their curfew approaches and Elin remains nowhere to be found, they must question what loyalty to their best friend really means.

 

Told from the alternating perspectives of four lifelong best friends, THE GIRLS OF MARCH is a contemporary YA novel, complete at 65,000 words. Inspired by the characters in LITTLE WOMEN, THE GIRLS OF MARCH will appeal to fans of THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS and THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK.

 

BREAKING UP, FALLING IN LOVE, AND OTHER CHEMICAL REACTIONS

 

Three months ago, Jayma Rodgers graduated from high school with her best friend, boyfriend, and twin brother by her side. Now, her twin is halfway around the world serving an LDS mission, her former best friend is dating her ex-boyfriend, and Jayma is stuck in a brand new city with broken heart and a pink-haired roommate named Lulu.

 

Jayma figures the best way to get through her freshman year and her broken heart is to just tough it out: no dating, no parties, all studying. She knew college would be hard, but she had no idea she was going to flounder so badly. As if things couldn’t get any worse, she can't find a job, she is tanking her pre-med courses, and the only thing she has in common with Lulu is that they both like to ski—a fact which is not helpful when temperatures are still in the mid-90s. If it weren't for Charlie, the cute resident advisor who has taken it upon himself to make sure dorm residents don't turn into hermits, Jayma would spend all her free time watching TV alone and every meal making Top Ramen in her microwave.

 

 As the semester goes by, Jayma gets the hang of classes, befriends her roommate, and slowly regains her self-confidence as she spends more time with Charlie. But when she realizes that she likes Charlie as more than just-a-friend, she’s got to decide if she’s willing to risk her newfound stability for true love.