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She currently lives in a small community in Arizona, with her husband and two adorable little Shih Tzus.
Top Customer Reviews
It was an easy book to read and difficult to put down. I was extremely disapointed when I finished the book. I felt like I had lost a friend. I hope Marla writes another book real soon. If this is a first book I can't wait to see what her next one will be..Loved it!!
This book was easy to get into and it held me captive. Blower's characters are very true to life, and you will cheer for them to the very end. She did an awesome job of capturing human emotion on paper. I could feel each of the character's happiness and sorrow. I believe this is Marla Blowers first book and I have to say that I am impressed.
1. Reviewers are friends of the author and want to support the effort with a positive review.
2. Society has really dumbed down a lot.
The first is understandable, but dishonest, nonetheless. The second is downright scary. Both leave me extremely leery of this new world where it's so easy to self-publish and get good reviews for bad writing.
As to the book itself, I hardly know where to start! It's rife with spelling, usage, and punctuation errors. Scenes change abruptly from one paragraph to the next with no attempt at a logical transition, making the concept of "chapters" seem moot. Sometimes characters' thoughts are in italics, sometimes not. In one instance of italicised thought, it was impossible to tell who was doing the thinking, the main (human) character, or a pony. One of the more egregious usage errors is a line where "then" is used where "than" should be. Worse, an inexplicable line where a mother speaking to her adopted son says, "I hope you don't go looking for your paternal mother." Oookay...
Overall, the style and tone of the book gives the impression it was written by a 14-year-old girl. There's no character development, and there's very little to distinguish one flat, one-dimensional personality from another.
The impression that the author is very young is heavily reinforced by an apparent lack of understanding about how certain things work in the real world. Most notably, child service workers don't call couples out of the blue to ask if they'd like to foster a child, but in the world of this book, that's exactly what happens.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Marla Blowers has successfully built a saga that spans several generations and, as her sweeping narrative focuses on three different young women, we come to understand that it is... Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by Tim Greaton
This book is basically about three generations of women. Each generation find discover that they were young and naive about different things. Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by You can call me Lynn
Loved this book - hated to put the book down as it was such an interesting story..job well done Marla Blowers!Published on February 4, 2012 by Deb Lange