Brave Girl, Quiet Girl: A Novel

Brave Girl, Quiet Girl: A Novel

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a gripping and emotional novel about friendship, motherhood, and the journey toward finding a place to call home.

Brooke is a divorced single mom, financially strapped, living with her mother, and holding tight to the one thing that matters most: her two-year-old daughter, Etta. Then, in a matter of seconds, Brooke’s life is shattered when she’s carjacked. Helpless and terrified, all Brooke can do is watch as Etta, still strapped in her seat, disappears into the Los Angeles night.

Miles away, Etta is found by Molly, a homeless teen who is all too used to darkness. Thrown away by her parents, and with a future as stable as the wooden crate she calls home, Molly survives day to day by her wits. As unpredictable as her life is, she’s stunned to find Etta, abandoned and alone. Shielding the little girl from more than the elements, Molly must put herself in harm’s way to protect a child as lost as she is.

Out of one terrible moment, Brooke’s and Molly’s desperate paths converge and an unlikely friendship across generations and circumstances is formed. With it, Brooke and Molly will come to discover that what’s lost—and what’s found—can change in a heartbeat.

Title:Brave Girl, Quiet Girl: A Novel
ISBN:9781799744573
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    Brave Girl, Quiet Girl: A Novel Reviews

  • Christine

    This is my third book by Catherine Ryan Hyde and the third that earns 5 stars from me. This author really knows how to push my reading buttons! I am thrilled that I have so many more of her books to r...

  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*

    3.75 stars rounded up to 4I pounced on this due to author recognition. One of my favorite books of 2019 was her beautiful story Stay. This offering isn't quite as good as that 5 Star read, but was enj...

  • Suzy

    4.5 stars, rounded up! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Once again, Catherine Ryan Hyde has knocked it out of the park! I have only read a handful of her books, but I’m obsessed with them. She never di...

  • Carolyn

    This is a really lovely novel about the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and learning to look beyond your prejudices to see the good in people.Homeless teenager Molly is living in ...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: My plan was to put on my seat belt to drive home. I had Etta strapped into her car seat, still snoring like a miniature soprano buzz saw. I was sitting in the driver's seat of my mom's Merced...

  • Brenda

    Brooke, divorced for two years and mother of two-year-old Etta was back living with her mother, the criticizing woman who couldn’t say a nice word about her daughter. The night Brooke took Etta to t...

  • Erin

    A contemporary novel about how a dramatic 24 hours bring a single mother and a homeless teenager together. Single mother, Brooke watches in horror as her mother's car is hijacked with her two year ol...

  • Terry

    Brooke is a divorced, single mom, doing her best to raise her young daughter, Etta. She is actually living with her own tough-as-nails mother while trying to save up for a better apartment for her dau...

  • Krista

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded reluctantly down to 3 starsI am always excited to read anything that Catherine Ryan Hyde writes. She tackles real-life issues with pathos and charm. She brings her characters...

  • Sharon Metcalf

    4.5 starsI'm rapidly learning there's something truly lovely about Catherine Ryan Hyde's novels, and Brave Girl, Quiet Girl was no exception.    Since discovering her work I've noticed she doesn't ...