"It's one of the best books I've read. And I've read A LOT."-------John L. Monk, author of "Hell's Children" and "Kick-the Jenkins Cycle.
"TALKING TO LUKE is a complex but fast-moving story, extremely well-written, full of interesting, believable, and three-dimensional characters, solidly researched and reasoned, with twists and turns that will keep a reader turning pages. Highly recommended!" -------Mary Patterson Thornburg, author of "A Glimmer Of Guile" and "The Kura."
"Phenomenal. Fantastic!! I'm smitten with Luke and his story. So swept up in it, so captivated, I dropped everything else in my Kindle queue, failed to write a second review of the month for Perihelion Science Fiction and barely made the deadline for the first review. Luke is so compelling, I'd put my life on hold to hear just a few sentences from him every once in a while, which is sort of what Tania does in this ground-breaking novel, 'Talking to Luke.' " -------Carol Kean, Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer
"The intelligence and depth of the writing is incredible. Stark detail juxtaposed with flowing prose is what makes this an outstanding read. Luke's death during the civil war is felt by the reader. His anger and frustration and refusal to stop living, despite his physical demise, resonate through the story like the very electrical current that connects him to Tania. Cheap or cliche? Absolutely not!"------M. Elaine Moore, author of "The Rest Of Forever" and "Human Sacrifice."
About the Author
Diane Ryan is a pseudonym for a very real person living and writing in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. She is married with two grown children and more pets than good sense dictates. Her heartfelt passion is saving animals. In the past, she has rescued horses and wildlife, but currently focuses on dogs imperiled by cultural indifference toward animals in Appalachian communities. She is the Executive Director of a 501c3 rescue that regularly transports unwanted dogs from areas of shelter overcrowding to regions of high demand, where No Kill methods are firmly established. Her organization is a member of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies and a Best Friends Network Partner. For at least the entirety of 2016 (this novel’s year of publication,) 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly to animal rescue in Southwest Virginia. The need is very great. If you purchase this book in print or electronic form, you will play a vital role in the very real lifesaving efforts underway in Appalachian communities to save animal lives. Your contribution is deeply appreciated.