A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

By Beverly Cleary

Generations of youngsters have grown up with Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and all in their associates, households, and various pets. for everybody who has loved the pranks and schemes, embarrassing moments, and the entire different poignant and colourful photographs of adolescence dropped at lifestyles in Beverly Cleary books, this is the attention-grabbing actual tale of the striking girl who created them.

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He’d been able to turn her on and keep her that way for hours, reducing her to total mush. So of course she’d said yes, and now here she was ten months later, still his live-in girlfriend. Or his mistress, as Aunt Kate had once caustically called her. But for how much longer? This was the third time lately, Amber conceded as she stared blankly into the vanity mirror, that Warwick had let her down. A couple of weeks ago, he’d cancelled a weekend getaway to the Hunter Valley that she’d been looking forward to, instead jetting off by himself to New Zealand with two of his business associates to go heliskiing, a high-risk, thrill-seeking, extremely dangerous sport that had recently cost other lives and that had left her worried sick all weekend.

She’d been powerless to resist his compliments—as she’d been powerless to resist him—and now had a walk-in robe full of designer clothes; something for every possible occasion. Nothing too sexy, though. Warwick said that true sexiness was what was hidden, not what was displayed. A shiver trickled down Amber’s spine when she thought about what was hidden under the softly feminine Orsini original she was wearing. The long-awaited sound of her cell phone ringing had her throwing her hairbrush down and racing back out into the living room, where she thought she’d left it.

She didn’t really want to keep the place, did she? That would be a rather silly decision. An emotional one. ’ Warwick asked. ‘No,’ Amber replied with a sigh. ’ ‘I do. ’ ‘I don’t know, Warwick. ’ Amber laughed. ’ ‘What was it this time? ’ ‘Amongst other things. Look, I really don’t want to talk right now. ’ ‘Fair enough.

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