Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Review: Reasons by Tracy Fabre

From the back cover of Reasons: Delphi Brent, seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident as a teenager, is ready to spend the summer with old family friends when her parents make a distressing confession: the driver of the car that nearly killed her was one of the three sons of the Laughlin family she's about to visit. They urge her to stay home and let the past be, but she resolves to go out West anyway to learn the truth about what happened the night she was struck and one of the Laughlin sons died. However, in reconnecting with the Laughlins, who operate a sprawling ranch in Colorado, Delphi learns a lot not only about brothers and families, but also about the reasons people keep secrets, and what to do with the truth once it's uncovered. She also falls in love with one of the Laughlin brothers, which wasn't part of the plan at all.

My thoughts:

About four hours ago I fished this book out of a stack I have on my desk,
and I just read the last page.
I would've finished it sooner but I was interrupted by hungry family members who wanted supper.
I loved this story-I loved the characters and I loved the way it flowed.
The pages seemed to turn themselves and I almost hated for it to end.

Tracy Fabre's book isn't just a cute little love story.
It's about families and the ties that bind,
and ultimately it is about forgiveness and redemption.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to more from this author.

About the author in her own words:
Vaguely-worded statements about "me"... from tracyfabre.com

I consider myself a resident of the "mid-South", which is defined as everything from Oklahoma to upper Alabama. I've lived in various southern states and feel a pretty strong connection to Alabama, which doesn't claim me but hasn't figured out how to stop me from coming around.

In fact, three of my other (also unpublished) novels are set on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay (a series of mysteries) and I hope you'll see them in print someday.

I really am a "closet writer," but you can find me posting bits of fluff on Gather.com (they can't figure out how to keep me from coming around, either).

Steadily writing for my own entertainment--because I just haven't been able to stop--for the last eight years, I am glad to finally get into print so I can find out whether anyone else has any interest in what I've
been doing "in the privacy of my own home" all this time!

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: StoneGarden.net Publishing (February 25, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1600761259
ISBN-13: 978-1600761256
Disclosure: I received my review copy of Reasons from Renee Giroux of Stimulating-Conversation.com


Linda said...

Reasons sounds like a good story. I always enjoy stories with a

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I will have to get this thank you for the review

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