I'm quite proud to say I belong to the Virginia Chapter of Romance Writers of America. I enjoy our online support group. Through e-mails, blog posts and online classes, I'm absorbing valuable information from many of the published writers of our chapter. Last week I decided it was time I started supporting these talented authors by buying and reading their books.
When Beth Trissel announced her recent novel, Red Bird's Song, was out and that it contained strong Native elements, I chose hers as my first read of VA-RWA authors.
Within the first few paragraphs, the heroine, Charity, is off and running--and I am running with her. No slow start here, folks. Beth has me seeing, hearing, tasting, shivvering and feeling along with Charity. When a writer can transport me to another era--in this case, pre-Revolutionary War--on a magic carpet ride of words, I am an instant fan.
Typically, one does not review a book until the thrilling end when the book is gently closed with a smile and a sigh. But those of you who know me know I march to the beat of my own flute. Red Bird's Song is a great read with a complex and charming hero and heroine, a believable cast of supporting characters and a compelling plot that moves the entranced reader along. Add it to your collection of literary enjoyment.