Ashley Atkins, author
Lulu never expected to lose her mom and Joe, but at least she still has a father. Except... he doesn't want anything to do with her. When she finds an unlikely home with her stepfather's sister, Lulu creates a simple, if transitory, existence for herself. Soon she is falling for Shane Devine, who may or may not have a thing for Madison Everly. But then local reporter Miranda Brooks goes missing, setting off a sequence of events that bring Lulu's father to town, whether she likes it or not.
North Carolina Writers' Network
"Tough Mauve is mystery wrapped in enigma of a father/daughter relationship."