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It was in the 4th grade when Lisa Beth Darling discovered she was a naturally gifted writer. For her very first creative writing assignment, the teacher asked the class to pen a story about a baby bird's first flight and read them to the class. Putting pencil to paper, Lisa was instantly whisked away by a force she couldn't explain. When they were finished, all of the children read their happy stories to the class. Not Lisa. She got up and told of how the baby bird flew too high, hit a plane, crashed to the ground and died. She told of how the mama bird and daddy bird cried of how even God was upset sending the rains pouring from the sky. The class was speechless when she finished all they could do was stare at her. The teacher kept her after class told her the story was very good but it was different from the others. She asked Lisa if she'd ever heard of Icarus and did she base her story on him. Lisa had yet to encounter Greek Mythology or hear a whisper of Icarus. As Lisa left the classroom the teacher again told her how good the story was but suggested she might want to write something happier next time. When Lisa asked her teacher: "Why?" The teacher had no answer. Luckily for us, Lisa never took that teachers' advice.
Today she brings us complex multi-layered stories rich with the trials and tribulations that make up the world in which we live. Not one to be pigeonholed into any single genre, Lisa's stories revolve around the intricacies of couples from range the intimacy of lovers, to mothers and sons, and brothers and sisters.
Lisa Beth Darling is 49 years-old, lives in her hometown of New London, CT with her husband of nearly 30 years, Roy. She is the author of more than fifteen novels along with several short stories and non-fiction books.
on Nov. 19, 2011 :
Basically this is a thriller but the thriller element takes a long time to get going. Once it does, it is good reading. It is frustrating to see the heroine use such poor judgement in dealing with her jerk of a husband but then real women put up with abusive husbands too.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on July 29, 2011 :
You know, I didn't dislike it or like it. However, I was left lukewarm. My biggest problem was why she stayed in the marriage? Allow herself to be misused. The drug use. I didn't get it. And a number of other things. I was let down after reading The Heart of War which has earned its place in oneof my top five books evah.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on June 16, 2011 :
This is an AMAZING love story and AWESOME thriller! I couldn't put it down! It is written so well and the story line is so in depth that it gets into your very soul. It depicts the sacrafices we give for the people we love. Truely an incredible story of a woman who is an amazing person, but because of the people in her life - she has low self esteem and takes whatever is given to her. It is time someone gives back....You won't be sorry with this book. It would truely make a great movie, too. This is my first time reading Darling, but I am going to read her other writings too. I hope she continues with her great immagination and shares with us. Thank you!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)