Top positive review
Enchanting and emotional
23 May 2015
Where do I begin? Like me with this review, perhaps that is the question that Lisa asked herself right before she wrote the introduction to this wonderful tale of grief, pain, hope, gratitude, and love. Whatever she asked herself, she responded with a book that I believe many more people should read.
Novice writers should read it to see how to do the job. Experienced writers should read it to remind them that a writer with imagination can write about anything. Bereaved parents should read it and believe. Horticulturists should read it ... simply because they will enjoy the imagery throughout.
From the outset the story takes a hold of the reader, but in a gentle way. There is a whisper between the lines of the first two pages that suggests, ‘you are not going to believe where this goes ....’ The characters are well-drawn and believable, whatever their age. Dialogue can be ruined when there is a wide age-gap, but the conversations within this story are handled masterfully. The imagery is superb and the ease with which the author changes scenes deserves a nod of recognition.
If I was to be completely honest ... and there is no other way to be honest, I enjoyed this tale far more than I expected. It was enchanting, emotional, entertaining and exceptionally well written. I read widely, and amongst the guns, spaceships, spirits, laughs, and beasties, this story stands out. Well done Lisa.