The youngest of three sisters, Jill Summerfield is coming of age in southwestern Ontario in the turbulent decade of the Sixties. Her oldest sister is way too perfect; her middle sister is eccentric and dreamy. As the world around her changes, Jill moves from square to cool, from Bobby Vinton to the Beatles, and from cowgirl suits to push-up bras. And as Jill matures, she struggles to understand her sisters, parents, friends and boys, as well as her own emerging sexuality. In these stories of friendship and betrayal, Cross My Heart offers readers a vivid portrayal of the timeless passions and stresses of growing up female.
Jocelyn Shipley's first YA novel, Getting a Life, was published by Sumach Press in 2002 and was selected as an "Our Choice" title by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Her most recent YA novel, Seraphina's Circle, was published by Sumach Press in 2005. Shipley divides her time between Ontario and British Columbia. Visit her website at www.jocelynshipley.com