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Beany Malone

232 pages
Image Cascade Publishing
Beany, sixteen, is instructed by her father to look after the Malone family when he travels to Arizona to convalesce following a case of pneumonia. With protective loyalty, Beany's attempts to shield her family from pain and disappointment by locking up their hearts from potential threats. Mary Fred tries to impress a popular college sorority yet encounters many obstacles. Beany is infatuated with Norbett Rhodes, yet fears that the attention he pays Beany is an effort to make Mary Fred jealous. Johnny is distracted in his work of helping an aging newspaperman, Emerson Worth. Elizabeth, a war bride, awaits word from husband, Don. Beany is forced to evaluate what is important in her life and the lives of her family.
Author Bio
Lenora Mattingly Weber was born in Dawn, Missouri, later homesteaded to Colorado. Her well-loved stories for girls reflect her experiences with her own family. Lenora Mattingly Weber wrote books and short stories for over 40 years. She is best known for her Beany Malone series and Katie Rose/Stacy Belford books. Beyond these series, Mrs. Weber wrote ten non-series books which are also captivating to readers of all ages. As the mother of six children and as a grandmother, she was well qualified to write of family life. Mrs. Weber enjoyed horseback riding, swimming, cooking, but her first love was writing.