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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Literary Lady Reviews New Barbara Casey Novel

Author:  Barbara Casey
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Genre:  Suspense/Women’s Fiction/Inspirational
Publisher:  Strategic Media Books
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ISBN-13:  970-985244026

Reviewed by  Patricia Daly-Lipe originally for Amazon
Reviewer’s Rating:  5 stars



A good writer appeals to the readers' sense of wonder, delight, and mystery. The good writer also draws on our sense of pity, pain, and beauty.  Author Barbara Casey has achieved all of this in her latest book, The Gospel According to Prissy.  From concern for the protagonist, to fear for her and others, to the mystery surrounding some of the characters' motives, to delight in the wise words of a young child, this book will permeate the inner voice of every reader whether male or female, young or old as he or she identifies with some part of the story. This personal involvement enhances the power of her tale. Each time I put down the book, I could not let loose the drama unfolding. Chores accomplished, I ran back to the book, desperate to find out what was going to happen next. The story takes place in North Carolina, in current time, and so many inferences relate to our present environment politically, historically, and emotionally.

In the Bible, which young Prissy interprets in her own unique way, Moses told the Israelites that God sent them into the wilderness to "learn what is in your heart." And it is clearly from the heart that Barbara Casey writes. I encourage everyone to read The Gospel According to Prissy. During and after the tensions of the tale, in the end, this book will touch your heart.


Patricia Daly-Lipe – Author of A Cruel Calm, Messages from Nature; Past
President of the National League of American Pen Women-La Jolla Branch and Washington, DC Branch, and Historian for the National Society Daughters of American Colonists, DC.


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