Today my good friend Vanessa Fogg from the blog It’s a Jumble has released her first novelette, The Lilies of Dawn. I was privileged enough to get an advance copy to review. I am not going to lie, I was mildy hesitant when I first opened up my e-copy. While I have known and read Vanessa’s writing for years, what if I didn’t like this? What if I couldn’t relate? Vanessa was my friend and what if I didn’t like the book? What would I say?
Well those fears were unfounded. I can honestly say that I was 110% blown away by this novelette. From the beginning the poetry like flow of the words, drew me in. The words, the characters, the story drew in, not just me, but my kids. I made the mistake of reading it to them as went to bed. Normally, both bear and monkey will pass out when I start reading a book for me out loud. That didn’t happen this time, both my kids were entranced by the story and ending up staying up way later than they should have. It was honor to be able to say that I know the author.
This is a great story about one girl discovering her strength and learning to trust her instincts. You should totally go buy this book now.