Chris Lawson is an exceptional
writer both in content and dialogue. This story begins with Laurie, now 18, who lost her mother, to death, when she was just
a very small girl. Despite this tragedy, she and her father, Gary, make it through difficult times with support from friends
like the Rosegartens, who met Laurie’s Mom in a friendship of clothes pins and baked bread. Now, Laurie who seems like a well rounded girl misses her mother very much and visits her grave frequently.
The Rosegartens move and sell their
house to Kathryn, who has a 16 yr old daughter, Tracy; born out of wedlock, when Kathryn
was only 16. The biological father, Devan, and his family moved away and Kathryn
never knew what became of him. There is an attraction between Gary and Kathryn
and it seems like a new family will be born out of these two broken homes.
Alas, this is when Mr. Lawson throws
a surprise into the story when he more than hints at lesbian tendencies between Laurie and Tracy and a few other women in
his novel, where it seems that everyone is trying to be No More Lonely.
Then, of course, after all these years,
Devan shows up, wanting to see Kathryn and now a little ashamed of his actions as a youth.
Read this novel to see what happens. It gives one a true sense of real life and no fairy tales. I could have done without the lesbian part, but Mr. Lawson has exhibited his talent for writing and I am
amazed at his understanding of the female gender. Five Stars for this one.
Schultz, Author of Riley's Gift and Convent and the Rose
(www.freewebs.com/kcschultz and www.freewebs.com/togetheragain)