"Griffin Silk is an uncommon sort of boy, from an uncommon sort of family. The warm, loving home he shares with his father, grandmother and five big sisters (The Rainbow Girls) is marked by the aching absence of his mother and baby sister. Where have they gone and will they be coming home again?" (Source: Trove)
When Griffin and Layla's school announces a Senior Citizens' Day, Layla is at a loss. Who can she take? Griffin offers to share his grandmother, Nell, but Layla desperately wants someone of her own. So Nell introduces Layla to the delightful Miss Amelie and a small but significant miracle occurs. (Back cover.)
'It′s almost Christmas in Cameron′s Creek and it′s a time for wishes, big and small.
'But Scarlet, the oldest of the Rainbow Girls, is not so sure if wishes can come true.
'The kitchen at the Kingdom of Silk is warm and sweet with the smell of buttery shortbread and steamed plum puddings. And in the kitchen of the Colour Patch Café, Scarlet has made a new friend, Anik.
'When Anik tells Scarlet about his home far away and of all the things he has lost, Scarlet is determined to make a difference. And so she decides to declare peace on Cameron′s Creek, and maybe even the world ...' (From the publisher's website.)
'Two of Perry Angel′s favourite people are Grandma Nell and his good friend Jenkins.'
'One night, while listening to Nell play the beautiful Tennessee Waltz, Perry thinks of the perfect way to bring his two favourite people together: he wants to put on a dance - a proper one with petticoats and posies and a real band.'
'Perry shares his idea with his sisters, and before long the dance turns into a wonderful winter festival. But when something happens to Nell, will Perry′s wish come true?' (Publisher's blurb)