COMMENTS FROM READERS:
Patrons of a local library were invited to read a final draft of ISLANDS OF TIME and comment. We include some what they said below with great thanks, but no names:
"Warm and wonderful. It SO describes one's first love and how it is imprinted on us forever."
"Satisfying love story for us baby boomers....It is a journey of self-discovery and acceptance. The story tells the essence of a lifetime of trial, personal pain, and sometimes despair -- mixed with recollections of the excitement as well as the fragile and confusing emotions of first love. And then a generation of loss and simple survival -- to finally come out on the other side to a promise of unfolding renewal and rebirth."
"I find Islands to be timed perfectly for me. The timing, all of it, the back and forth, the quick explanatory vignettes, the tone I could grasp, all made for reading that became - I want to say, magnifying... [C]omforting, always engaging and truly enriching with a shared sense of torn open healing."
"A true love story. This is a story of growth to maturity and self-acceptance of a girl who found her first love in the year she turned 14....Reminded me of the style in "Water for Elephants."
"Picturesque...Interesting to read a love story involving mature characters. The flashbacks to their youth make it work. Reminiscent of "The Notebook."