The wonderful message of this story comes from how Mary Cate develops a rich life without romantic love. This is a story with a wonderfully satisfying happy ending - as good as any romance, but entirely different from what the younger Mary Cate could ever have imagined. Meredith Sue Willis, author of Out of the Mountains and Oradell at Sea
Carter Seaton's well-crafted narrative is true to our complex times.
She treats controversial and important issues of sexual orientation both frankly and sensitively, suggesting, through this unconventional tale, how we might come of age as a society. Eddy Pendarvis, Poet, and book reviewer for Now and Then
From the Author
This novel is dedicated to anyone who - in their early and uninformed lives - practiced any form of discrimination toward gays or lesbians, knowingly or unknowingly. It is my hope that living through Mary Cate's experience, you will see what changed you and how others can do the same.
Writing it was my chance to support those I know and love who have been or continue to be the brunt of such discrimination.
Although it's a novel, as is my first book, Father's Troubles, it's completely different because it wasn't fact based, as FT. But, having lived in Atlanta and the area for ten years, it was a trip down memory lane to talk about Virginia Highlands, etc. They say you write about what you miss...in my case that's true.