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Friday, June 5, 2009

Blog Tour: Saints in Limbo

I want to thenk Liz at Random House for allowing me to participate in this blog tour.

Ever since her husband Joe died, Velma True’s world has been limited to what she can see while clinging to one of the multicolored threads tied to the porch railing of her home outside Echo, Florida.

When a mysterious stranger appears at her door on her birthday and presents Velma with a special gift, she is rattled by the object’s ability to take her into her memories–a place where Joe still lives, her son Rudy is still young, unaffected by the world’s hardness, and the beginning is closer than the end. As secrets old and new come to light, Velma wonders if it’s possible to be unmoored from the past’s deep roots and find a reason to hope again.

For more information on Saints in Limbo please visit Random House's website

As I was sick for a few days this week I was only able to get about half-way through this one, but so far I am really liking it. The writing is calm (that's the only way I can think to describe it). As I'm reading I feel myself becoming very relaxed and it becomes easy to get lost in the story. I tend to throw myself into what I'm reading anyway, but River Jordan has a way with writing that makes that journey into the story that much easier for me. Even as Velma jumps back and fourth between the present and her memories I didn't feel like the story was jumppy. The pace is nice and slow and the writing is done so well it has a poetic feel to it.

I should have this one finished in the next few days and I'll post my review as soon as I'm done. But in the meantime I'll just say that this is a very good book!


River Jordan said...

THANKS for reading and featuring Saints In Limbo. I'm delighted that you are enjoying the journey of the story.

Many Blessings,

River Jordan

Sheila DeChantal said...

Sounds good so far. Added to my list. :)