"Sienkiewicz's powerful and richly detailed debut novel is at once a love story, a cautionary tale, and an inspirational journey. In the Context of Love should be required reading for all wayward teenage girls and their mothers, too." ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of the National Book Award Finalist American Salvage, and the National Bestseller, Once Upon a River
"Absorbing, heartbreaking, compulsively-readable and insightful, Linda Sienkiewicz's In the Context of Love casts a hypnotic spell. This is storytelling at its best." --Lewis Robinson, author of the critically acclaimed, Officer Friendly: and Other Stories, and Water Dogs
"In her dynamic first novel, Linda K. Sienkiewicz takes you on a wild roller coaster ride through love's lowest lows and highest highs, from dark acts of sexual violence to kisses that taste like freedom. In her boldly compelling narrative, Sienkiewicz captures her heroine's harrowing journey with both compassion and passion. Sienkiewicz is a wise, vivid and vital new voice in fiction."
~ Elizabeth Searle, author of the Boston Globe Bestseller, A Four-Sided Bed
"One of those novels that inspires you and makes you want to do better. Angelica is the type of protagonist that everyone can relate to. . . . There is a fulfilling quality to this novel that makes you feel satisfied, but at the same time it makes you want more. . . . Written in a very lyrical way which added a lot more fun to the story line and my reading experience." ~ Rabia Tanveer for Readers Favorite
"In the Context of Love is a lovely book. Linda Sienkiewicz has written a love letter to the wonder and imperfection of everyday life." --Marcy Dermansky, author of the critically acclaimed novels, Twins and Bad Marie
"A smart, compassionate story of first love, adolescent rebellion in the face of family secrets, and the catharsis of reconnection." --Jackie C. Horne, Romance Novels for Feminists