The Portsmouth Review on THE YEAR OF LOVING Rebecca Skane at The Portsmouth Review is one of my favorite book reviewers. She writes elegantly and her reviews are thoughtful, salient, and relevant.
I am a huge fan! I always send her a copy of a novel as soon as I finish it--immediately if not sooner.
Naturally I sent her a hot-off-the-press copy of THE YEAR OF LOVING.
I waited eagerly and, yes, a bit anxiously to find out what she thought about it. Yesterday her review appeared on The Portsmouth Review: 5 stars! Yay! Ms. Skane wrote, in part:
Differing from most romances on a level of personal taste, there was no eye rolling. Sarah’s character development is thoroughly hashed out and delivered as a newly independent woman who wants to focus on herself and her children rather than potential suitors. But she’s human. And humans have needs. They also have faults. I found her character to be someone I could relate to and someone I would love to know in real life. She so desperately wants her independence, so much so that she won’t let Carl float her by buying more paintings after they start their tryst. I can completely understand this – she didn’t want to feel indebted, owned, controlled. Scott also threatens that independence when he drops his young children off without warning when he’s on call, and asks (no, TELLS) her to cook for him....
She finishes with, "The Year of Loving is a wonderful read for those who adore romance, intelligent women’s fiction, and steamy scenes. And as always, Slatton manages to turn any story into a literary piece with her sophisticated prose and keen eye for detail."
Check out this terrific 5* review on The Portsmouth Review!
Also, note my upcoming author events: January 28 at 3 at the Hamilton Grange Library