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-- ABNA Expert Reviewer.
"...[a] uniquely crafted novel with expert plotting and effortless pacing."
-- ABNA Publishers Weekly Reviewer.
"...The kind of storytelling that's so natural and so gifted and so deceptively effortless looking that it grabs you right away and doesn't let go. "
-- ABNA Expert Reviewer.
"An interesting read with some compelling answers that will appeal to a cross-section of people in the same way that 'The Help' personalized the struggles of black maids in 1960's Mississippi."
-- ABNA Expert Reviewer. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00FYY34AA
- Publisher : GossArt; 1st edition (October 16, 2013)
- Publication date : October 16, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1688 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 372 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0615878083
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #967,773 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Growing up in that environment made Quincy feel conflicted about the sins she thought people she dearly loved had committed. Her search for what she thought was the truth led her down a path of heartache and disappointment. The truth Is amazing, and its what makes this book spellbinding. The simple truth is none of us is without sin, and love is the most important thing in life.
THe under-lying thesis of the story revolves around a mystery lady romanticized by a local writer-Nathan Waterstone, in a novel published during the second world war, and called THE LADY. As the subject matter involves an affair between and man (whom Waterstone admits was himself) there is a fair amount of scandal generated. But what everyone wants to know- who was the Lady?
That is the mystery that Quincy is drawn into as her aunt was the typist and proof reader for for Nathan and surely must know her identity. Addy ain't talking, so Quincy sets herself the task of finding out. And, the more sure learns, the surer she becomes that Addy was THE LADY, even though she steadfastly denies it.
While the plot is a little mundane, this is quality writing with strong narrative and dialogue that will hold your interest as Quincy explores her aunt's past.
I've tried to come up with a criticism of this work, but I simply can't. At times, I got annoyed with the protagonist, but then I realized that she was a sixteen-year-old, and that comes with the trappings of being self-centered and impulsive. After I got that through my head, I felt free to enjoy the character and realized how true-to-life Higgins had made her. So, in fact, the only potential criticism I had was actually of myself as a reader who wasn't being forgiving enough to a realistic character.