Louise Bates Ayers (who publishes lighthearted historical fantasy as E L Bates; contemporary fiction as Louise Bates Ayers; and historical fiction as Louise Ayers) has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil and scrap paper. The technology might be a little more sophisticated these days, but her love for stories has only grown deeper.
When she is not writing, Louise is raising her two children, reading, quilting, or trying to capture that elusive beast named Sleep.
Amy M. Weir
on Nov. 28, 2012 :
This story is too short. No, hear me out: Louise has developed a compelling setting-- compelling concepts-- compelling characters-- which are all bigger than the confides of this story. What is really going on in this Revolutionary-Era community? There are secrets and motives that are too complex to get stale.
But maybe that's okay, having just this slice of story, KNOWING that the full story really DOES go on beyond the pages here. It makes it all the more real. And it IS self-contained-- watch the coming-of-age of the main character happen before your eyes!
This story, where there are no clear-cut black-and-whites, will stick with you well beyond its few pages.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)