I was so excited to wake up this morning and see that Meridian Magazine had reviewed, Ring Around the Rosie, today! And Jennie Hansen, the reviewer, had a lot of nice things to say.
Here's some of the highlights:
"Julie Coulter Bellon in Ring Around the Rosie proves once again she is a master at capturing her audience from the very first page . . . The characters in this book are easy to like and there is strong growth in both Ron and Sarah as they are forced to look at their failures, come face to face with death, and discover what really matters to them. Supporting characters are distinct individuals, showing both positive and negative qualities. The concept of family plays a strong role in this story as does the destructive urge for revenge.
Unlike most suspense novels, the most suspenseful portion of Ring Around the Rosie is the first two thirds of the book. The rest of the book is exciting and wraps up the story nicely, but doesn't have quite the edge-of-your-seat quality the first part has. It's kind of like the nursery rhyme, "ring around the Rosie" until we're dizzy then "we all fall down", and nobody knows where we'll land. Suspense readers as well as anyone who just enjoys an absorbing story will enjoy this one."
Isn't that awesome? I loved this review! Totally made my day. I was so glad that she saw the family theme and the growth in my characters. It really validated what I'd tried to highlight in that book without being too obvious, you know? Anyway, I am doing a happy dance today. Come dance with me!