Book Reviews

“. . . the characters, the story, the writing, the kinds of mini portraits that can capture a character perfectly in just a few words, like this description by Quincy of her dreadful Aunt Mildred:

“. . . Aunt Mildred preached a lot about Hell. She’d also been gifted with the ability to read between the lines in the Good Book. What God meant to say and didn’t, Daddy’s sister knew, and she was more than glad to share that information.”

In short, the kind of storytelling that’s so natural and so gifted and so deceptively effortless looking that it grabs you right away and doesn’t let go. “

ABNA Expert Reviewer.


“I want to read the book. I want to read whatever else I can lay my hands on that this author has written . . . ABNA Expert Reviewer”

ABNA Expert Reviewer.


“Quincy is an engaging protagonist, part young woman, part immature girl, who is at once trying to forge a future for herself while seeking to uncover hidden details about the past. Racial divides and small-town prejudices add depth to this uniquely crafted novel with expert plotting and effortless pacing.”

ABNA Publishers Weekly Reviewer.


“The Lady [is] a fine coming-of-age story set in the late 1950’s. The author…presents not only a fascinating tale of a World War II era secret, but a tale of manners and ethics that will truly shape the young heroine…. An interesting read with some compelling answers that will appeal to a cross-section of people in the same way that ‘The Help’ personalized the struggles of black maids in 1960’s Mississippi.”

ABNA Expert Reviewer.