Oh my! Where to begin? The gently woven story structure, the honest and true dialogue, the easy flow from one picturesquely worded paragraph to the next evolving emotion - all left this reader deeply and pleasurably engrossed for an entire Sunday afternoon. Throughout, your use of the yellow/gold imagery (loved the "like a snake in sunshine") and your insightfulness (love isn't the problem, loss is) lend depth. Absolutely loved and thoroughly appreciated your ability to end each chapter with a gut punch line that captured the essence of that chapter, cast some foreshadowing, and elevated the reader to somewhere beyond the story. Thank you, Lisal.
I don't know how to thank you for this, Bzf. What a throughtful, generous and intelligently written review. I'm beyond thrilled that this story gave you a pleasant Sunday afternoon and touched you liked it enough to write this. I love the process of writing about our boys but when another fan likes your work, it makes it even more worthwhile. Thank you so, so, so much.