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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Coming of Age Story Impresses Reviewer

The Lady
By Judy Higgins
Genre: coming of age/mystery (prize winning novel)
ISBN 978-0615878089

Reviewed by Jesse Sisken, author of Cavanila's Choices originally for Amazon
        "The Lady" tells the story of Quincy Bruce, a plucky, talented 16-year old girl who, in rural Georgia in the 1950's, dreams of becoming a concert pianist. But her fundamentalist parents and Aunt Mildred are more concerned about her soul than her aspirations. Quincy's salvation comes when her parents go to Africa as missionaries and leave her with her Aunt Addy who fosters her dreams and opens her eyes to a whole new world. But Addy has a mysterious past that, out of love, Quincy feels she needs to get to the bottom of. But what she finds is more than she bargained for.
       Higgins does an outstanding job of putting the reader into her scenes, capturing the speech and attitudes of the time and place. Her characters are well-rounded and believable. She writes well and has a nice voice. Once into the book, it's hard to put it down. And once finished, it's hard to get Quincy's story out of one's mind. I recommend this book very highly.

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1 comment:

Eileen Dandashi said...

A very nice review. She is a good writer. I agree.