You've written a wonderful novel! … exquisitely crafted…. Every moment in the book was complicated and earned.
--J.B. White, screenwriter, Ojai, California
Several characters you will want to bring home to either strangle or nurture-- this book will stay with you after the last page.
--Jean Bruce, librarian, Nashville
I loved this book and constantly thought about the characters even when I wasn't reading. I worried about them and I am still thinking about them days after finishing the book. One character I wanted to shake and another I wanted to hug...
--Sissy Schoettelkotte, blogger, Wilmington, North Carolina
Overall it was a complicated self discovery story in which the women possessed strong capacities for self deception…. The book offers many opportunities to reflect on our inner voices and how they match our outer actions….
--Sherry Phillipp, Jacksonville, Florida
I really enjoyed how the drama of it was realistic, how human family and relationship stuff is played out in that weird mix of both brief moments and long years, which is how life seems to work.
--Jim Latham, Alaska
I was totally impressed and engaged and loved it!... an ambitious, multi-layered plot and multi-generational story.
--Anne Taylor, History teacher, Colorado Springs, CO
I read your book twice and loved it. I have lots of underlined sentences that I was so moved or impressed by or just struck by how you said something.
--Addie Mullenix, Sebastopol, California
You are an artist. What you craft with your pen speaks to the soul.
--Sherri Wines, Nashville
It was one of those I didn’t want to put down. Love the literary allusions and local color. Great forward and backward movement in time along with a nicely paced plot.
--Liz Koop, English teacher, Colorado Springs, CO
The writing is beautiful as far as descriptions and sentence structure. The characters are diverse, quirky and interesting. They screw up like the rest of us. There is something to identify with in each of them.
--Amy Bermudez, Nashville
I enjoyed how it all came together, and especially empathized with Missy's family and world view, and self-reflection. I am impressed by how it is tightly woven and complex in time and character development.
--Marisa Howe, Golden, CO
I was absolutely blown away. Your book is not in my typical “reading” wheelhouse, but I could not put it down. The countless layers of the novel kept me wanting more - just one more chapter before I put it down for the night became 2 or 3 or 4. I can’t wait for your next one.
--Stacey Bright, Nashville
A page turner. I was so into it. It was the only book I read this summer where I was rushing to get to bed and see what was going to happen and reading during the day! That stupid 50 shades of grey is so weak compared to your book.
--Jean Harvey, Bangkok, Thailand
I LOVE IT!!!!!
--Alice Martin, librarian, Telluride, CO