I love fall. Yesterday, driving to pick up my son at swimming, I was so taken with the slanted early evening light reflecting off the red maples and yellow oaks that I had to remind myself to keep looking at the road!
It’s beautiful and semi-spooky here with all the stone homes, but it’s even more so up in the Poconos, which is where I set my novel, The Cortlandt Boys. The first half takes place in a darkening October week around the start of basketball season, with a mystery and a buried secret.
I think it’s a zippy story, and certainly the most carefully-crafted thing I’ve ever written, but you don’t have to take my word for it. As Monica McDaniel over at eBook Review Gal put it, “I love the way the author was able to combine the thrill of the games with romance and a twist of mystery. The characters jumped off the pages at me. I could feel their range of emotions – love, despair, victory and defeat. This book crossed over into several genres flawlessly, which would make it appeal to a wide variety of readers.”
Or here’s Ellen Odza at Reader’s Favorite: “Laura Vanderkam has produced a very well-written book with some truly memorable lines that I think will resonate with the reader long after the book has been put down.”
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