Jun 1 2012
Ms. Parker has taught, performed and choreographed dance for many years. She is a dreamer, an avid reader of fiction, an inept crafter and a sometimes gardener. Though she loves to travel, Ms. Parker always returns to her beautiful Idaho where she resides with her husband, children, extended family, two huge cats and a toy poodle. In her own words, offbeat is a perfect word to describe her.
This is what I call a complete novel. The author has left no stone unturned. Every question and doubt is answered beautifully. From the very first page I was pulled in and could not let go till it was finished. Each and every character is so vibrant and individual; you can imagine them right in front of you. The author blended them all beautifully without taking focus away from the main leads. She made me laugh like a nut, cry, feel the anger, compassion, frustration, and any other emotion you can think of. It felt like reading a 3-D novel. Though I did not like some of the lovable characters being killed off, it made it even more real. I totally did not want this book to end and request the author for a sequel. This was not enough. Did I mention I loved it?