"A hauntingly evocative work exploring the deepest meaning of family." -Kirsten Ehrlich Davies, WispringsCo.org
A finalist in Readers' Favorite 2013 Competition:
"Beautifully written, with unpredictable twists and turns." -Lit Amri, Readers'Favorite.org
readersfavorite.com/book-review/11598Painted Skies is one of my all time favorite books! Sue Simonich leads the reader through an adventure of a lifetime through such wonderful description I felt I was part of the story. If you enjoy Barbara Kingsolver and Sena Jeter Naslund, read this book. I savored every minute and didn't want to be finished. Looking forward to more from this author. This tale has a more twists and turns than the beautiful canyons she describes. The book is exceptionally written. I know you will find that the author's photo like narration will illuminate vivid pictures in your mind. The story is marvelous in a number of areas regarding the human spirit, emotion and the ethereal ties that we all experience at one time or another. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes a good story that leaves you with warmth and a little ponderous about those things we know and yet cannot see. You will not be disappointed.
From the Back Cover
Nova Denver's quiet academic life was shattered by the death of her mother, the appearance of a posthumous letter, and surprising personal secrets. Retreating to the family cabin high in the Uintah wilderness, she seeks answers to a forty-year old mystery. Hours after her return, disturbing intrusions prompt her to begin tracing connections back to England, where four decades of secrets are finally revealed. Never did she expect the truth to be so convoluted, so personal and life changing, but soon discovers, "Love is the final end of the world's history, the Amen of the Universe."