C.J. Brown's Diamonds on the Rough by Ron Nichols
Approx. 68,090 words.
Published on December 5, 2012 by
Martin Sisters Publishing.
When 13-year-old C.J. Brown learns that she’ll be spending her entire summer away from her friends – isolated – in a small town in central Arkansas, she is utterly despondent.
As she begins meeting some of the rural village’s residents, C.J. discovers she possess a strange and remarkable gift. And when she befriends an eccentric, 8-year-old rock hound, she finds herself in the bowels of earth.