I'm hooked on Lisa Samson now and can't wait to catch up on all the books that I've missed!
Even when rescued by the people who love her most, Georgia must make a choice, and her decision becomes yours and mine as well.
Samson does a terrific job of giving each character a distinctive speaking voice; Georgia's is especially well done.
Lisa Samson does what few writers are able to - create characters whose flaws are real and compelling. This is no exception!Published 1 month ago by Tamara A. Coleman
Have you ever looked around and wondered how you got to this place in life? You may identify with the characters in this book. Read morePublished on March 5, 2010 by whitewave
Lisa Samson novels should be read with a box of tissue and a prayer book. You'll want to do some business with God when you're done, on your behalf, or someone else's. Read morePublished on November 23, 2007 by Claudia Mair Burney
This isn't necessarily an easy book to read; you'll need to know this up front!
Many people have mentioned some of the incredibly bad choices these characters make, and... Read more
Lisa Samson's delightful prose and interesting, gritty characters propel STRAIGHT UP, a novel about choices and consequences, the could-have-beens and should-have-beens, grief over... Read morePublished on June 5, 2007 by FaithfulReader.com
This was my first Lisa Samson read - it will not be my last. She does her craft well.
Georgia and Fairly are unforgetable characters - their relatives and friends and... Read more
Georgia Ella Bishop, daughter of a great jazz pianist and a well-known news correspondent, came by her talent naturally. A gifted jazz musician, Georgia was destined for greatness. Read morePublished on January 1, 2007 by Mary J. Yerkes
I had heard such wonderful things about Lisa Samson's writing that I started reading "Straight Up" with more than a little trepidation. Would I be disappointed? Read morePublished on December 12, 2006 by Sheryl Root
Intensely poignant and beautifully scripted. Unlike any book I've read this year. Surprising, stirring and outright out-of-the-box brilliant. Read morePublished on December 5, 2006 by Susan Meissner