Monday, June 8, 2009

ABDFS reviewed at Armchair Interviews

Many, many thanks to Andrea Sisco for her review of my book on her site, Armchair Interviews. This was my first published review!

A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield begins with a four-paragraph prologue. If you don’t continue reading after absorbing those few words, there is nothing that will compel you to read a good book! And the prologue is just the beginning of a fast-paced knockout journey into Stella Hardesty’s world. It’s at times so funny you’ll laugh out loud. But there are other times when you’ll suck in your breath at the turn toward darkness. Sophie Littlefield’s heroine, Stella Hardesty, is a feisty, strong woman with a take-no-hostages attitude. She’s ballsey, to put it bluntly, and that’s a good thing.

Stella Hardesty has known sadness, disappointment, humiliation, fear and a whole lot of hurt throughout the years. But the reason for all those problems is gone and it’s just as well. The pain of her life took a lot out of her, but now she has a reason to help others. Stella owns a little sewing shop, but it’s her sideline that is her passion. She’s the guardian of battered women. Her methods are a bit different and she’s not above giving out a little pain herself (just to get someone’s attention of course). She’s getting really good at her job and her reputation is growing. There aren’t too many men who want to tangle with her.

But when Chrissy Shaw asks for her help, the simple case of warning off an abusive husband turns ugly when her young son disappears. Stella begins to unravel clues into the child’s disappearance that places her own safety in jeopardy. And if that’s not bad enough, she’s got a little itch for the sheriff and that’s a no-no. If she gets too close to the law, there might be questions about the demise of her own husband. She doesn’t want that to happen.

Stella Hardesty is the anti-heroine that everyone will love and root for. She tackles, fearlessly, the evil that walks among us and gives abused women a new lease on life. I hope this is just the beginning of a new series because I want more of the fifty-year-old Stella. She’s my kind of’ woman.

Armchair Interviews says: A Bad Day for Sorry is a must read.


Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

That's a great review. The first, I'm sure, of many.

Chris said...

Damn, lady -- that's a rave! And like Patrick, I have a feeling there's more where that came from.

Mags said...

Oh, wouldja just give me my damn book already? Geez!

Sigh. I hate to wait.

Martha Flynn said...

Sweeeeet! That is an awesome review...and "But there are other times when you’ll suck in your breath at the turn toward darkness" - aren't you glad she didn't say gasp? :)