Very simply, I loved this book. I have often wondered what a different right or wrong step at a critical junction in my life would have resulted in. Our protagonist is allowed to sample many different lives, to see firsthand what it would have been like if she hadn't fled the altar, if she'd pursued her dream of rock stardom, if she'd actually stuck with swimming and become an Olympic star and so on. The reader goes from shaking her head at this character who refuses to reach
Apparently I am not a Fantasy lover though I am crazy about Sci-Fi and Spec. This very long book begged to be put down, but I persevered as I just about never abandon a book midstream. My husband too was so enamored of the story that I was influenced to continue till the bitter end. I found the plot, the characters, the world needlessly complicated and difficult to keep track of. Obviously, the author is skilled at what he does, but I was unswayed. Throughout I wa yearning fo
TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM Loved writing. Involved in her story, compelled to keep reading, but disappointed at the turn into faith, religion, etc. Mother’s mental illness portrayed well. What happened to main character? She’d the one we’re invested in! But the book just trails off. I think we can surmise that she's gone from a devout Christian as a child through a rebel stage and wound up respecting the role it has played in her life.
Not my usual literary fare, the equivalent of a beach read for me, but well done. I especially related to section on empty nest as it affected single parent. I had problems sympathizing though with protagonist who acted so rashly and irresponsibly. She could be considered a sexual predator. I didn't see much evidence of her being concerned about her son's development. on plus side: Perotta speaks in a woman's voice which is generally very believable. But Eve Fletcher is not s