I just finished the book not 30 minutes ago. I started it 2 days ago with my morning cup of coffee, and I will have to say it was slow to get and keep my attention. Once it did, though–I’m guessing it was by page 40 or so–I found it difficult to put the book down. I’d say I easily finished it in less than 24 hours, just adding up the periods of time I was actually reading. I truly loved the characters, from the young people to the elders to the military to the “others.” The characters I was meant to dislike I definitely did dislike. The author did a good job of pulling me into the story. I enjoy stories that have a bit of mysticism and/or spirituality woven through it. I’ve also always been a fan of historical-type stories, and this story ties times, locations, people, and animals together in a wonderful way; and I especially enjoyed the ending.
I read a review of this book just before I decided to write my own, and I have to agree with a point made in that review: I generally buy books in stores based upon the author–or in the case of an author unknown to me, by the description of the story on the back or inside of the cover. In this case, I purchased the book because of the comments made on the FlyLady website, and I’m glad I did. I definitely plan to read more books by this author when they are published.
Baby-stepping in northwestern PA