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Spotlight, Guest Post & Giveaway: The Gate of Dawn by Marina J. Neary

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About The Gate of Dawn

Welcome to 1880s Vilnius, a volatile Northeastern metropolis where Balts, Germans, Poles, Russians, and Jews compete for a place in the sun. After sustaining fatal burns in a fire instigated by his rivals, textile magnate Hermann Lichtner spends his final days in a shabby infirmary. In a hasty and bizarre deathbed transaction he gives his fifteen-year-old daughter Renate in marriage to Thaddeus, a widowed Polish farmer who rejects social hierarchy and toils side by side with his peasants.

Renate’s arrival quickly disrupts the bucolic flow of life and antagonizes every member of the household. During an excursion to the city, Renate rekindles an affair with a young Jewish painter who sells his watercolors outside the Gate of Dawn chapel. While her despairing husband might look the other way, his servants will not stand by and watch while their adored master is humiliated.

Taking us from the cobblestone streets of old Vilnius, swarming with imperial gendarmes, to the misty bogs of rural Lithuania where pagan deities still rule, The Gate of Dawn is a folkloric tale of rivalry, conspiracy, and revenge.

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Reversing cliches
Historical fiction abounds with tales of skittish, voiceless child brides being married off to callous and lecherous older men. It’s a perfect scenario for a potboiler, because it’s guaranteed to generate a certain emotional reaction out of the female readership. Modern women will sympathize with the poor oppressed lamb and wait for her to be rescued by a dashing highlander/outlaw/starving artist (fill in the blank). But are the stock victim/exploiter roles always clearly delineated? What if the child bride becomes the aggressor, and the older husband becomes a victim? In my latest historical novel The Gate of Dawn (Penmore Press, 2016) I develop that scenario. We have Renate, an assertive, pragmatic fifteen-year old girl of German extraction giving her spineless thirty-year old Polish husband Thaddeus a run for his money. Did I say money? Oh, that’s right. There’s another twist. In this peculiar relationship, it’s the child bride who brings in the money in addition to her youth and promise of procreation. What in the world does her husband have to contribute? A chunk of infertile land with a sinister name Raven’s Bog where nothing grows, a chronically bleeding heart from too many bereavements, and a fantastic amount of religious piety. How in the world did those two end up together?

It started with a bizarre deathbed transaction …
Renate’s father, Hermann Lichtner, a textile magnate, sustains deadly burns in a factory fire instigated by his business rivals. Having only a few hours left to live, he summons his attorney to make a will. Hermann’s biggest dilemma is what to do with his adolescent daughter, who is now left a very wealthy orphan. As a progressive man, Hermann raised Renate to be the successor to his empire rather than a debutante, a future entrepreneur. The devastating fire that obliterated his textile business makes him change his plans. A fifteen-year old girl with a lot of money on her hands can attract all sorts of unsavory characters and get into a great deal of trouble. So the next logical step is to marry her off to a man who is not too predatory or unscrupulous. The only candidate Hermann Lichtner can think of is Thaddeus Dombrowski, a thirty-year old widowed Polish farmer.

Polish men have a reputation for being good husbands. They have the right balance of work ethic, good looks, Catholic guilt and sexual appeal that make them suitable for a lifelong relationship. Despite their physical strength, they are demure, quiet and submissive to their wives, always eager to lift heavy things around the house, always with a sheepish smile and a bottle of beer in hand. For a woman with a strong matriarchal/feminist streak a man like that would be dream come true. Our fifteen-year old heroine is not entirely blind to the advantages her marriage has to offer. The only problem is that Master Dombrowski is not the one who makes the decisions. It’s his Lithuanian servants. Soft-spoken and dangerously democratic, Thaddeus treats his servants as family members and gives them plenty of latitude. They eat at the same table and drink from the same beer barrel. From the moment the young bride arrives at Raven’s Bog, she antagonizes every member of the household. Before long, Thaddeus finds himself torn between his demanding, condescending teenage wife and his increasingly discontented servants, who hate the new lady of the house.

Portraying the heroine
I am fortunate to live close to New York City. I am also fortunate to have publishers who give me some creative latitude. They are open to the idea of me picking models for the cover as opposed to using stock images. I’ve seen enough historical novel covers featuring the same headless model. One of my friends from Historical Novel Society wrote an entire article giving great examples of the same cliche stock photo featuring a blonde woman with anachronistic hair and makeup used for various novel covers. Why rely on stock photos, when there are so many beautiful, unique, ethnic faces around?

To portray the above-mentioned child bride I chose a beautiful New York based modern dancer Logan Devlin, who is actually working in her chosen profession – something so many performing artists only dream of. As her name indicates, she’s of Irish descent. Old enough to vote but not old enough to drink, she can pass for a fifteen-year old. Her bone structure, coloring and expression were spot on. There are so many young female models on the website who fry their skin in tanning salons and put their natural hair through all kinds of torturous procedures to achieve that “ethnically ambiguous look”. Too many actresses end up with orange skin and streaky highlights. They reinvent themselves to the point where you cannot guess their age or their innate ethnicity. So it was very refreshing to find a young actress who takes pride in her natural Germanic complexion. I started planning a draft of The Gate of Dawn 15 years ago, so I had a pretty good idea of what the main characters looked like. So when I saw Logan’s head shot, I immediately thought: this is her!

About Marina J. Neary12274343_10154343296021978_2189503503859888400_n

A self-centered, only child of classical musicians, Marina Julia Neary spent her early years in Eastern Europe and came to the US at the age of thirteen. Her literary career revolves around depicting military and social disasters, from the Charge of the Light Brigade, to the Irish Famine, to the Easter Rising in Dublin, to the nuclear explosion in Chernobyl some thirty miles away from her home town. Notorious for her abrasive personality and politically incorrect views that make her a persona non grata in most polite circles, Neary explores human suffering through the prism of dark humor, believing that tragedy and comedy go hand in hand.

Her debut thriller Wynfield’s Kingdom was featured on the cover of the First Edition Magazine in the UK and earned the praise of the Neo-Victorian Studies Journal. After writing a series of novels dealing with the Anglo-Irish conflict, she takes a break from the slums of London and the gunpowder-filled streets of Dublin to delve into the picturesque radioactive swamps of her native Belarus. Saved by the Bang: a Nuclear Comedy is a deliciously offensive autobiographical satire featuring sex scandals of Eastern Europe’s artistic elite in the face of political upheavals. Her latest Penmore release, The Gate of Dawn is a folkloric tale of conspiracy and revenge set in czarist Lithuania.

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Review: Vinegar Girl (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Anne Tyler

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About Vinegar Girl

Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges adore her, but their parents don’t always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

Dr. Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There’s only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, all would be lost.

When Dr. Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he’s relying – as usual – on Kate to help him. Kate is furious: this time he’s really asking too much. But will she be able to resist the two men’s touchingly ludicrous campaign to bring her around?

My Review

Such an amusing loose retelling of Shakespeare. I enjoyed Kate along with Dr Battista with their quirkiness, social awkwardness and tactlessness completely entertaining.

Kate and Pyodr battle culture skirmishes. The language barrier alone will leave you laughing out loud several times. Once betrothed Kate’s status takes a turn professionally, her colleagues view her as an adult – blossoms from insignificant to significant, not the former immature silly girl lacking a verbal filter.

The entire eccentric cast creates quite an enjoyable retelling with more than your fill of clever humor. Tyler’s writing always appreciated and gratifying.

About Anne Tyler457

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated at nineteen from Duke University and went on to do graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. The Beginner’s Goodbye is Anne Tyler’s nineteenth novel; her eleventh, Breathing Lessons , was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Expected publication: June 21st 2016 by Hogarth (first published June 2nd 2016)

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Review: Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo by Boris Fishman

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About Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo

The author of the critically admired, award-winning A Replacement Life turns to a different kind of story—an evocative, nuanced portrait of marriage and family, a woman reckoning with what she’s given up to make both work, and the universal question of how we reconcile who we are and whom the world wants us to be.

Maya Shulman and Alex Rubin met in 1992, when she was a Ukrainian exchange student with “a devil in [her] head” about becoming a chef instead of a medical worker, and he the coddled son of Russian immigrants wanting to toe the water of a less predictable life.

Twenty years later, Maya Rubin is a medical worker in suburban New Jersey, and Alex his father’s second in the family business. The great dislocation of their lives is their eight-year-old son Max—adopted from two teenagers in Montana despite Alex’s view that “adopted children are second-class.”

At once a salvation and a mystery to his parents—with whom Max’s biological mother left the child with the cryptic exhortation “don’t let my baby do rodeo”—Max suddenly turns feral, consorting with wild animals, eating grass, and running away to sit face down in a river.

Searching for answers, Maya convinces Alex to embark on a cross-country trip to Montana to track down Max’s birth parents—the first drive west of New Jersey of their American lives. But it’s Maya who’s illuminated by the journey, her own erstwhile wildness summoned for a reckoning by the unsparing landscape, with seismic consequences for herself and her family.

Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo is a novel about the mystery of inheritance and what exactly it means to belong.

My Review

Fishman returns with his outstanding writing, gift of satire and meaningful narrative with a fairly intricate and complex main protagonist. A story cleverly addressing identity, happiness, loneliness, love and more.

Despite the heavy satire the reader will ferret among the comedic veil to discover a staid plot which cannot go unnoticed. Fishman artfully blends his sold writing with satire deftly. Frustrating at times but rewarding in the end, evocative.

Maya is a strong character. She’s dealing with her identity. Her plans, dreams derailed and now she’s questioning her life and how she ended up in her current state. She doesn’t exude warmth and I certainly didn’t agree with her methods of discovery but I understood her predicament and Maya ultimately made her choices and actions for herself. Her road to discovery is risky, impulsive and rewarding. Journeying with her to the end was a mystery and a subtle emotional thrill ride.

I’m not a fan of satire, however, I appreciate Fishman’s skilled writing and intelligent narrative. An elevated plot softened with plenty of smart lampoon smatterings derailing what would be a head on collision to an impactful fender bender, bruised but not broken. Fishman possesses a gift no doubt envied by many.

About Boris FishmanBoris-Fishman-photo-credit-Stephanie-Kaltsas

Boris Fishman was born in Minsk, Belarus, and immigrated to the United States in 1988 at the age of nine. His journalism, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His first novel, A Replacement Life won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the American Library Association’s Sophie Brody Medal, was one of The New York Times‘ 100 Notable Books, and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. He lives in New York.

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Publisher: Harper (March 1, 2016)

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Review: Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte

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About Private Citizens

Capturing the anxious, self-aware mood of young college grads in the aughts, Private Citizens embraces the contradictions of our new century—call it a loving satire, a gleefully rude comedy of manners, Middlemarch for millennials. The novel’s four whip-smart narrators—idealistic Cory, Internet-lurking Will, awkward Henrik, and vicious Linda—are torn between fixing the world and cannibalizing it. In boisterous prose that ricochets between humor and pain, Private Citizens follows the four estranged friends as they stagger through the Bay Area’s maze of tech startups, protestors, gentrifiers, karaoke bars, house parties, and cultish self-help seminars, washing up in each other’s lives once again.

A wise and searching depiction of a generation grappling with privilege and finding grace in failure, Private Citizens is as expansively intelligent as it is full of heart.

My Review

I’m not remotely close to being a millennial thus causing a disconnect with Tulathimutte’s stellar achievement.

Tulathimutte’s writing is energetic and feral. He nails satire perfectly as well as delving into his fully developed characters with what appears to be effortless. Hailing from San Francisco, a Stanford alum I enjoyed the vivid descriptions and references, ambiance is felt. If you’ve never visited San Francisco you will be more than familiar from the comfort of your preferred reading nook. The ending made up for the wide berth I felt with the book.

I had no connection with the protagonists or plot. I was a different breed in a different more prosperous time. The struggles of the millennials was plausible, their troubled pasts commonplace, their history haunting their present, their future in bondage. Sex was prevalent and a bit too bawdy for my taste, I’m from the school less is best in sexual descriptions.

Curious to explore future writings from Tulathimutte his writing is appealing worthy of at least another go, hopefully I won’t feel like an outcast.

Tony Tulathimutte APAbout Tony Tulathimutte

Tony Tulathimutte has written for VICE, AGNI, The Threepenny Review, Salon, The New Yorker online, and other publications. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Stanford University, he has received an O. Henry Award and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. He lives in New York.

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Published by William Morrow Paperbacks (February 9, 2016)

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Review, Guest Post & Giveaway: Saved by the Bang by Marina Julia Neary

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About Saved by the Bang

Welcome to 1980s Belarus, where Polish denim is the currency, “kike” is a pedestrian endearment, and second trimester abortion can be procured for a box of chocolates. Antonia Olenski, PhD, a catty half-Jewish pianist and leading cock tease of the Gomel Music Academy, wavers between her flamboyant composer husband Joseph and a chivalrous tenor Nicholas. The Chernobyl disaster breaks up the love triangle, forcing Antonia into evacuation in the cumbersome company of her ugly eight-year old daughter Maryana. After a summer of cruising through Crimean sanatoriums and flirting with Afghan veterans, Antonia starts pining for the intrigues and scandals of the Academy. When the queen of cats finally returns home, she finds that another woman is wearing her crown. In the afterglow of nuclear fallout, artistic, ethnic and sexual rivalries emerge. How far will Antonia go to reclaim her throne?

My Review

Marina sure knows how to spin a yarn and this book is no exception. Perfect amount of comedy and tragedy as you are privy to the Olenski’s, a Soviet upper class family’s ride among the chaos and turbulence of 1990’s Russia.

Belarus is the focus as it celebrates its autonomy. Plenty of political sarcasm mixed with dark humor guide the reader gently through the brutality and harshness of the times.

Reading of Antonia and Maryana’s frantic flight from radiation fallout from the Chernobyl disaster, their lives dramatically altered from even more challenges as they eventually find their home in Connecticut is a journey not to be missed.

Antonia and Maryana are true survivors, making the best of challenges and obstacles, victorious in the end.

Wonderfully written, fans seeking satire on an autobiographical level will appreciate Marina’s story.

Guest Post

“Feminism is a game fat American housewives play to feel important.” In a nutshell, that was a very concise description my 1st grade teacher gave me in 1986 when I asked her to clarify the meaning of that word. Before you throw any rotten tomatoes at me, let’s take a step back to process that loaded statement in a historical context. There were so many myths and theories floating around on both sides of the Atlantic. Let’s take a moment to deconstruct them.

Weight issues and body image
In a society where food was scarce and public transportation unreliable, an average woman burned hundreds of calories on her way to work. Fat-shaming was rampant. Overweight individuals were perceived as gluttonous, lethargic and lacking self-control in a culture that praised mobility, industriousness and aggression. According to the late Soviet era ethos, some of the worst things you could be were fat and voluntarily unemployed aka “housewife”.

Gender roles (my favorite topic)
“Housewife” was a dirty word, synonymous with “slave” and “cripple”. Unlike their American sisters, Soviet women did not need to fight for their rights. Equality had been pretty much granted to them as result of the 1917 October Revolution. The new government took initiative to bust the old gender roles and minimize the gender gap in the workforce. From day one, girls were taught they could do everything that boys could. When asked which career path she wanted to pursue, a good Soviet girl was expected to reply, “engineering” or “space exploration” or “combat medicine”. If a girl replied “I just want to be a mom”, eyebrows would be raised. Her parents would probably get a call from the school principal.

In Saved by the Bang, my autobiographical satire, you have a fairly traditional matriarchal family, with three generations of achievement-oriented women: a civil engineer (Lily), a music professor (Antonia) and a lab technician and student body leader (Maryana). A woman’s worth is measured in her diplomas, medals, ribbons and certificates of appreciation.

Housing arrangements
Lack of housing in urban areas was – and continues to be – a major issue. You still have multi-generational families stuffed into one-bedroom apartment. It’s not unusual to have two children and a grandmother in one bedroom, and the parents in the living-room on the couch. In some families, certain members sleep on the balcony, in the hallway or in the kitchen. So home was not a place where you would want to spend too much of your time without tripping over other members. It’s a place to change your clothes, grab something quick to eat and spend the night. So if you don’t have the physical infrastructure for a home, it makes sense that you don’t have this religion around domesticity either.

Attitude towards Americans
By 1986 when the novel takes place nobody really feared that Americans were going to drop a nuclear bomb on Moscow. The Cold War was pretty much over. Still, there was a fair amount of antagonism towards American economic and social values, or at least what Soviets perceived them to be. I find it fascinating how Americans talk about the proverbial Anglo-Saxon work ethic, yet for a long time they were portrayed as fat and idle in Soviet media. Being married to one of those “capitalist fat cats” was probably the most demeaning position a woman could fathom.

Sexual agency
Soviet culture actually encouraged prudishness for men and women. The housing crisis and lack of privacy played into that doctrine nicely. Boys were taught that girls are “comrades first and foremost”, working towards the shared goal of making the Soviet Union an industrial and military leader. A model citizen was not to be overly interested in pleasures of the flesh. Until the 1990s premarital sex was frowned upon as an “extreme sport”. Adultery conviction could mean job loss. Having a colorful sex life was something “fat American housewives” did.

About Marina Julia Neary12274343_10154343296021978_2189503503859888400_n

A self-centered, only child of classical musicians, Marina Julia Neary spent her early years in Eastern Europe and came to the US at the age of thirteen. Her literary career revolves around depicting military and social disasters, from the Charge of the Light Brigade, to the Irish Famine, to the Easter Rising in Dublin, to the nuclear explosion in Chernobyl some thirty miles away from her home town. Notorious for her abrasive personality and politically incorrect views that make her a persona non grata in most polite circles, Neary explores human suffering through the prism of dark humor, believing that tragedy and comedy go hand in hand.

Her debut thriller Wynfield’s Kingdom was featured on the cover of the First Edition Magazine in the UK and earned the praise of the Neo-Victorian Studies Journal. After writing a series of novels dealing with the Anglo-Irish conflict, she takes a break from the slums of London and the gunpowder-filled streets of Dublin to delve into the picturesque radioactive swamps of her native Belarus. Saved by the Bang: a Nuclear Comedy is a deliciously offensive autobiographical satire featuring sex scandals of Eastern Europe’s artistic elite in the face of political upheavals.

Don’t miss her acclaimed debut novel Wynfield’s Kingdom (2009, Fireship Press).

Connect with Marina: Website | Facebook

Links to Irish books: Brendan Malone: The Last Fenian | Martyrs & Traitors: a Tale of 1916  Never Be at Peace: a Novel of Irish Rebels

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Saved by the Bang by Marina Julia Neary, published by Penmore Press LLC (December 8, 2015)

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First Book Of The Year 2016

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About Saved by the Bang

Welcome to 1980s Belarus, where Polish denim is the currency, “kike” is a pedestrian endearment, and second trimester abortion can be procured for a box of chocolates. Antonia Olenski, PhD, a catty half-Jewish pianist and leading cock tease of the Gomel Music Academy, wavers between her flamboyant composer husband Joseph and a chivalrous tenor Nicholas. The Chernobyl disaster breaks up the love triangle, forcing Antonia into evacuation in the cumbersome company of her ugly eight-year old daughter Maryana. After a summer of cruising through Crimean sanatoriums and flirting with Afghan veterans, Antonia starts pining for the intrigues and scandals of the Academy. When the queen of cats finally returns home, she finds that another woman is wearing her crown. In the afterglow of nuclear fallout, artistic, ethnic and sexual rivalries emerge. How far will Antonia go to reclaim her throne?

Why Saved by the Bang

I appreciate Marina’s smart solid writing and content.  I’m curious to read this particular book sinply because it’s not my usual go to – satire, dystopian, historical, plus it’s loosely biographical, needless to say my interest is piqued. No better way to start 2016 by expanding my reading background with an extremely talented authoress.

About Marina Julia Neary12274343_10154343296021978_2189503503859888400_n

A self-centered, only child of classical musicians, Marina Julia Neary spent her early years in Eastern Europe and came to the US at the age of thirteen. Her literary career revolves around depicting military and social disasters, from the Charge of the Light Brigade, to the Irish Famine, to the Easter Rising in Dublin, to the nuclear explosion in Chernobyl some thirty miles away from her home town. Notorious for her abrasive personality and politically incorrect views that make her a persona non grata in most polite circles, Neary explores human suffering through the prism of dark humor, believing that tragedy and comedy go hand in hand.

Her debut thriller Wynfield’s Kingdom was featured on the cover of the First Edition Magazine in the UK and earned the praise of the Neo-Victorian Studies Journal. After writing a series of novels dealing with the Anglo-Irish conflict, she takes a break from the slums of London and the gunpowder-filled streets of Dublin to delve into the picturesque radioactive swamps of her native Belarus. Saved by the Bang: a Nuclear Comedy is a deliciously offensive autobiographical satire featuring sex scandals of Eastern Europe’s artistic elite in the face of political upheavals.

Don’t miss her acclaimed debut novel Wynfield’s Kingdom (2009, Fireship Press).

Connect with Marina: Website | Facebook

Links to Irish books: Brendan Malone: The Last Fenian | Martyrs & Traitors: a Tale of 1916  Never Be at Peace: a Novel of Irish Rebels

 

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Review: Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagán

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About Life and Other Near Death Experiences

When Libby Miller learns that she has a rare form of cancer, she naturally assumes it is the worst news she could possibly get that day—or ever. So when she arrives home and her husband blurts out a startling confession that makes their long and (she thought) happy marriage a sham, Libby is pushed to her breaking point. On an uncharacteristic impulse, she quits her job and heads to a small island in Puerto Rico. Just when Libby thinks nothing else could go wrong, a near-fatal plane crash triggers a new adventure, and she begins to fall in love with Shiloh, a pilot who has his own philosophy on life—and how Libby can best cope with her disease. But that’s only the beginning.

A poignant, uplifting novel that examines just what it is that makes life worth living.

My Review

Pagán did a wonderful job with the main protagonist Libby. Libby carries herself with such grace as her world crumbles. Her reaction is plausible, even more so as her history is revealed. Despite her decisiveness I was happy she was receptive and embraced what she originally dismissed. The secondary characters were colorful and charming in their own way adding to the story and to Libby.

Perfect amount of humor and romance balancing the hard-handed subject matter. Witty and snarky repartee left me smiling quite a bit.

Libby as well as her story is compelling, I quickly turned the pages to find out what would happen next, easy to do with such a rapid pace plot. The ending was pleasant, more or less what I was expecting, not disappointed by any means.

Pagán recreated a plot that has been written time and time again, however Libby and her stellar attitude and personality more than compensated. Will definitely seek more from Pagán. Would welcome a check in on Libby down the road, she’s memorable and endearing.

A wonderful story serving as a reminder to enjoy every moment of life, hope, love and family.

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Camille Pagán’s work has appeared in dozens of publications and on websites including Forbes,Glamour, Men’s Health, Parade, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, WebMD.com, andWomen’s Health. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children.

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