This story was delightful…absolutely amazing. The words are lyrical and the paragraphs pure poetry. The journey of Towner Whitney is one of self discovery. For so long she has been denying a part of herself. When her aunt dies she is forced to return to her hometown of Salem, Massachussetts. While there she is forced to confront her past and learn how to move forward. It is hard to find words to describe just how wonderful that this story was. It sucks you in and doesn’t let go. Not even when you have read the last line. Its a story that will stay with you long after you read it. Currently Barry is hard at work on her next story. Set in the same timeframe as Lace Reader and if its even half as good as this one then I know that it will be a book worth reading too.
Oh and those memorable first lines I mentioned…they are: “My name is Towner Whitney. No, that’s not exactly true. My real name is Sophya. Never believe me. I lie all the time.” With in an intro like that…how can you not read on to see what happens next?
Before I go…many many thanks to Tapestry100 and his sister for getting me a signed copy. Its something that I’ll cherish for years.