Tina Neal

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Smashwords book reviews by Tina Neal

  • Scar Jewelry on March 17, 2013
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    Scar Jewelry is a great read. I was genuinely sorry to reach the last page, the mark of a good story. The book explores familiar tangled themes of love and familial bond, betrayal, loss, and reconciliation. This is a fresh and engaging tale of people all too human: it could have been (and probably was) the family next door. The author’s voice is authentic and unforced, evocative but refreshingly spare. The story grabbed me for the duration. Those who have spent time in Southern California will enjoy the poignant sense of place that comes through as the backdrop (and bedrock) for the main character’s journey of discovery. The finale is a clever, untidy surprise that unfolds with a satisfying rush. Highly recommended and I hope to read more from Sue Perry!
  • Scar Jewelry on March 17, 2013

    Scar Jewelry is a great read. I was genuinely sorry to reach the last page, the mark of a good story. The book explores familiar tangled themes of love and familial bond, betrayal, loss, and reconciliation. This is a fresh and engaging tale of people all too human: it could have been (and probably was) the family next door. The author’s voice is authentic and unforced, evocative but refreshingly spare. The story grabbed me for the duration. Those who have spent time in Southern California will enjoy the poignant sense of place that comes through as the backdrop (and bedrock) for the main character’s journey of discovery. The finale is a clever, untidy surprise that unfolds with a satisfying rush. Highly recommended and I hope to read more from Sue Perry!