Julie E. Painter

(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (9 of 9)
Location: Port Orange, FL, USA
Birthday: 16 July
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 820,927 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 9
Silver Rain by Jan Ruth
Silver Rain by Jan Ruth
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Jan Ruth does it again with vivid description and an understanding of the human condition. Here in Florida, I had to get an extra sweater, her weather blew me away.

Al, the male protagonist is a guy we've all met. The Als of this world can be found in our own families. Yet he has unique talents with charm to burn

No one does family gatherings better than Ms. Ruth!
Midnight Sky by Jan Ruth
Midnight Sky by Jan Ruth
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Laura is pregnant and brimming with emotions. In love with Simon, a divorcing man whose wife doesn't want to let go completely, she struggles to hold on. Simon is more interested in money and their interior design business than in her. In the course of her work day, Laura comes upon James, a horse-whispering sensitive widower, who's teaching her sister Maggie's out-of-control teen to ride. Laura and her sister are very different. Maggie's problems are more to be expected. She supports her sister, but has a regular life and an easy husband, who's stronger than he looks.

James is infinitely patient with people and horses. He's training Midnight Sky to trust so he can sell the… Read more
Wild Water by Jan Ruth
Wild Water by Jan Ruth
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating saga, 30 April 2012
This is one of the best books I have read in years. Rich in character development and story, perfectly paced, shown and told, it's a page turner.

The description is right on. You can taste it, see it for the first time, or in my case, remember it.

We have here the best combination of the styles of Doris Lessing and Anita Shreve with the sweet excitement of Nora Roberts. I will read all of Ms. Ruth's books past, present and future. She has a fan in me.