"With a big Texas heart, Lynda Rutledge writes of second chances, redemption, what we truly own, and what we must release in this spectacular novel...Put a sticker on this one, it's a keeper."--New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani
"I loved every page...Treat yourself to this luminous, enchanting story."--New York Times bestselling author Haywood Smith
"A small-town novel that asks big questions about life...A most thought-provoking read."--New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Baker
"Eerie, charming, heartrending, and heartbreaking at the same time, Rutledge's novel is a triumph."--W. P. (Bill) Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe, the basis for the blockbuster movie Field of Dreams
"Oh, my God, this novel is GOOD!! I knew the idea was INSPIRED but I didn't dream what Rutledge could do with words. It knocked my socks off, and that doesn't happen often."--Jenny Winfield, author of The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
"Reminiscent of early works of Larry McMurtry and Edward Swift...in her wry and witty voice, Rutledge has given the tale, if not greater power, at least a contemporary twist...Adept at gently mocking the small-mindedness of small towns and celebrating the expansiveness of small-town souls, the author crafts a tale of love, identity, and redemption—not to mention some killer discount shopping."--The Texas Observer
Lynda Rutledge, a fifth-generation Texan, has petted baby rhinos, snorkled with endangered turtles, and dodged hurricanes as a freelance journalist, while winning awards for her fiction.
i liked the book, i read it so long ago i'd should read it againPublished 2 months ago by sandra m.
Taking a serious subject and adding just enough humor to move it forward, I found it enjoyable to read.Published 4 months ago by M. Roberts
I wanted to get into the book and help out. It was absorbing and the characters and mood were beautifully drawn. Used as a book club entry.Published 10 months ago by Jane Dietz
Got it for a book group read and it was very good, funny in places. The entire class liked it.
I would recommend it.