Tuesday, March 6, 2012

MAKE IT STAY by Joan Frank

Love in an age of freedom, friendship at an age when years begin to count, loyalty in a time of suffering, and hope in the face of despair, Joan Frank’s Make it Stay has it all. A feast for the senses, it combines the wondrous scents of Neil’s culinary expertise with the sea-salt spray of a boat and fear of rogue waves. Northern California green contrasts with the bold sun of Arizona. And a loyal wife takes her place in the present, her love contrasted a spouse's other loyalties born of his past.
Bold brash Mike stands beside the shadowed Tilda, and readers immediately share Neil’s wife Rachel’s curiosity. But Tilda is curious too, and sometimes questions unanswered are better than healing balm to relationships. Time changes priorities and relationships. Meanwhile change alters the measuring of time. Ingredients that tasted wrong on their own can mix to a glorious feast, and holding too tight is sometimes the saddest way to make things not stay.
In Make it Stay Joan Frank takes readers from staying to leaving to staying again. Telling a story of genuine people, gently touching their hurts, she creates a story guaranteed to touch and stay in the reader’s heart.
Disclosure: I was given a bound galley of this novel by the publishers, the Permanent Press, in exchange for my honest review.  
--Sheila Deeth 

Hardcover: 160 pages 
Publisher: The Permanent Press (March 30, 2012) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1579622275 
ISBN-13: 978-1579622275

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