April 23rd, 2021
I am honored to have received a review for "Heirloom (A Kate Tyler Novel)" from the Military Writers Society of America! The MWSA is a "nationwide association of authors, poets, and artists drawn together by the common bond of military service." Whether the author has a military background or relatives who have served our country, the MWSA is a place for those who love to write and who honor those who defend this nation. Check out their website at https://www.mwsadispatches.com/. Thank you MWSA for this lovely review!
How do you continue to live after you experience the perfect storm of job loss, relationship betrayal, and the death of your twin? Any one of those occurrences can lead to heartbreak and confusion, but if all three happen in close proximity, you must learn to adapt to your new circumstances—if you want to survive.
Kate, who always considered herself the weaker twin after their adoptive parents died, is truly alone now and feels ill-equipped to experience life without the support her sister always seemed to provide. Inheriting property she didn’t know her twin had recently purchased, Kate decides to honor her sister’s memory by at least looking at the house before selling it. She struggles to overcome the debilitating inertia of grief and makes her way to Eden Springs, a small town in North Carolina, only to discover that the house and land have fallen into complete disrepair.
Kate’s journey of personal growth begins as she entertains the notion that she might not be as weak as she had always assumed. She leans into her grief, accepts life as it is, and grows stronger, while still allowing others to come alongside to support her.
Beautiful descriptions and emotional scenes are interspersed with action scenes. Quirky characters are added for comic relief, while sinister individuals provide additional conflict to keep the plot moving swiftly to its conclusion.
I hope the author has more stories to tell. I look forward to her next book.
Review by Betsy Beard (March 2021)
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Debut novel Heirloom published July 14, 2020!