By Terry Tyler
Reviewed by R. Murry
Her main character Ruth tells the stories, including her own, about the desire of having something the easy way by wishing for it. This is where the human imagination kicks in – one believes what one cares to believe. And we attach the notion that it is some universal circumstance that we put in motion because we wish for it, using a conduit albeit a cross, a candle lit in a church, or a stone.
Ms. Tyler takes us through encounters with fate that keeps the reader engaged to find out what happens right to the end. The people come alive trying to change their personal situations – love of a particular individual, being the right size, or possessing something that hard work can only attain.
There were no lulls in any of the situations Terry introduces. She has you thinking from the first plot – why would anyone believe that? The truth be known, we all might fall into the traps of life that Ms. Tyler puts her characters through. We all want to be loved. We all want to be the right shape. And we all want to say the right thing at the right moment, but we always don’t, like the people in her book.
I give thumbs up to this novel that gets into what motivates the human mind in such a clear and precise way.