As a visual and tactile learner, I judge books by their cover. And fifty percent of the time it works.

Every time.

Eric Smith’s The Girl and the Grove was no exception.

Since filming, I am halfway through the story and am happy to report that Eric Smith delivers what Jake Nordby’s cover design promises.


The Girl and the Grove is earthy, honest, and mysterious. And even though the bullies give me the jibblies, I have a hunch they’ll get their comeuppance or redemption as I go.

Special thanks to Eric Smith and Flux Books for donating this gem to our library!