Gilmore Girls meets A Snicker of Magic in this sweet debut novel about twelve-year-old Rosie Flynn, whose film-making skills may be the answer to uncovering the miracles of her town and bringing her father home.
There’s no accounting for Miracles, at least that’s what the folks of Glimmer Creek say. Every year, one lucky inhabitant survives danger, and bits of magic cling to them for a lifetime.
Rosie Flynn doesn’t know how to get a Miracle but knows for sure they’re real. It’s the same way she’s certain she’ll always have her two best friends, Henry and Cam, that she’ll be a famous film director someday, and that she and her Mama are the perfect team of two.
But when someone Rosie loves goes missing, she just might discover that the true Miracle of Glimmer Creek is much different than she’d always believed and that the relationships she holds dear are the most fortunate gift of all.
Stacy Hackney grew up in Virginia where she spent her early years forcing the neighborhood kids into performing plays she wrote, reading everything she could get her hands on, and singing in the school choir. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in English literature and received a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, four sons, and their rescue dog named Albert. Stacy is the author of Forever Glimmer Creek and Sisters of Luna Island. Learn more at StacyHackney.com.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 7, 2020)
Length: 320 pages
Grades: 3 - 7
Ages: 8 - 12
Lexile ® 720L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
"Every bit as magical as the Miracles the town is famous for. Stacy Hackney explores faith, family, and community with humor and heart in this lovely debut."
– Cindy Baldwin, author of WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW
“The true miracle of Glimmer Creek is Rosie’s tenacity and the strength she draws from her friends and family along the way.”
– Sean Easley, author of THE HOTEL BETWEEN
"By turns gripping and suspenseful...and also emotionally insightful, the story weaves together small-town lore (a 100-year-old skeleton, lost treasure) with a strong sense of community in which love, kindness, and faith quietly emerge. Readers will be caught up as the lens through which this likable protagonist sees her world expands."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Part realistic fiction and part mystery, this character-driven book is a good read for kids who enjoyed Ingrid Law’s Savvy and Natalie Lloyd’s A Snicker of Magic."