"HOW I MET THE BEATLES (And How They Broke My Heart)"� takes place during the British Invasion in 1964. It is a fictitious account of a real issue that today's kids face --idol worship in the entertainment industry. It is meant to appeal both to Christian and secular audiences, and to adults and children in order to precipitate inter-generational discussions. It also contains a multicultural element, as the Casey family form friendships with a Hispanic-American family.
The main character, twelve-year-old Priscilla Casey, becomes enamored with The Beatles. She launches a number of plots to meet them. She convinces her parents to open a dude ranch that doubles as a shrine to The Beatles. The Fab Four hear about it and arrive at the ranch for a photo shoot. But Priscilla soon realizes they are not what they appear to be, and her fantasy world crashes around her.
"An exciting, fast moving journey that's spelled "F-U-N."
(Marion Duckworth, author of "Naked on God's Doorstep")
About the Author
Barbara Jean Guardino: I am a writer and editor who grew up in Eugene, Oregon. I received my Bachelor's degree in Journalism from University of Oregon in 1984. I enjoyed a 14-year career as a newspaper reporter, photojournalist and copy editor. Publications included: The Dalles Chronicle in The Dalles, Oregon; Patuxent Publishing Company in Baltimore County, Maryland; Oregon Department of Revenue Communications Division in Salem; and The Daily Journal of Commerce in Portland. Memberships include Oregon Christian Writers and American Christian Fiction Writers.