So Not Happening by Jenny Jones
(The Charmed Life)

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New York's social darling just woke up in a nightmare: Oklahoma. Problem is, it's right where God wants her.

Bella Kirkwood had it all: A-list friends at her prestigious private school, Broadway in her backyard, and Daddy's MasterCard in her wallet. Then her father, a plastic surgeon to the stars, decided to trade her mother in for a newer model.

When Bella's mom falls in love with a man she met on the Internet--a factory worker with two bratty sons--Bella has to pack up and move in with her new family in Truman, Oklahoma. On a farm no less!

Forced to trade her uber-trendy NYC lifestyle for  down-home charm, Bella feels like a pair of Rock & Republic jeans in a sea of Wranglers.

At least some of the people in her new high school are pretty cool. Especially the hunky football player who invites her to lunch. And maybe even the annoying--but kinda hot--editor of the school newspaper.

But before long, Bella smells something rotten in the town of Truman, and it's not just the cow pasture. With her savvy reporter's instincts, she is determined to find the story behind all the secrets.

How can a girl go on when her charmed life is gone and God appears to be giving her the total smackdown?


About Jenny Jones

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Jenny B. Jones is the author of A Katie Parker Production series. Though now an adult, she still relates to the trauma and drama of teen life. She is thrilled to see her writing dreams come true, as her previous claim to fame was singing the "Star Spangled Banner" at a mule-jumping championship. (The mules were greatly inspired.) The author resides in Arkansas, where, as a teacher, she hangs out with teens on a regular basis. You can visit her at
Published May 5, 2009 by Thomas Nelson. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Romance. Fiction

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This first installment of the Charmed Life series introduces high school socialite, Bella Kirkwood.

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Age Range: 12-16, Genre: Contemporary, Part of a Series: A Charmed Life, book one, Pages: 326, Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Released: 2009 Jill Williamson is the author of By Darkness Hid and over one hundred book reviews on her blog, Novel Teen Book Reviews (

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Description: Bella Kirkwood lives the life of privilege with her plastic surgeon dad, a swanky New York apartment and a posh high school where being popular is her priority.

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Bella’s mom falls in love a man she met on the Internet—a factory worker with two bratty sons—and Bella is transplanted to live with her new family in Truman, Oklahoma.

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