The Girls From the Five Great Valleys
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: May 2014
Duration: 6 hours 23 minutes
Hilary. Doll. Janet. Kathy. Amelia.
Five teenage girlfriends from Missoula, Montana, who couldn't be more different.
Hilary, the leader, is determined to climb the social ladder-no matter the cost. Doll has had to grow up faster than her peers and refuses to dream big. Janet hasn't inherited the smarts of her doctor father, but she's the most trustworthy. Kathy's sharp wit leads others to assume she's snooty, but she's only guilty of being unreliable. Amelia is the most beautiful and seems to have it all with her blue-blood Montana roots, but underneath her seemingly perfect façade lies a torment threatening to unravel her. As these very different girls stand on the brink of adulthood, they must make difficult decisions that will chart their destinies.
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