Readers’ Reactions

“Fictional but with hope for addicts. Powerful story! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great novel with a real-life story and lively characters. Although the book is fictional, the characters’ dilemmas and how they are resolved will seem very authentic to anyone struggling with addictions. For them, Lisa Barker does more than tell a good story; she brings a glimmer of hope.” – TANNIA E. ORTIZ-LOPES

This is a great story! I have loved Lisa’s Jellymom column and books and her fiction writing is just as great. She has a gift. This story left me wanting more, I want a sequel!!!! – Burks

“It was so clean and refreshing! I cried through it and I am not one to cry. I had to keep reading and now I want to know what happened to everyone in the book.” – Sassy Cummings

“Absolutely outstanding. Excellent. Brilliant. You bring up, explore, and develop what I think is at the heart of your story and the heart of all of us: am I loved? You draw the reader deeper and deeper into that in a captivating way. Few people have the depth in their lives and minds to even begin to comprehend this kind of love, that they do have it and are capable of it. Your story illustrates that. Sequels would be nice.” – Kathy Szymanski, author of Take My Hand

“Your book…is SOOOOOO good! I couldn’t put it down. The characters were so real and drew me into their story. I loved that the book illustrates that no matter what has happened in your past, God is there to forgive and to bring you to know Him…as well as having amazing plans for you. I don’t want to give too much away for those who still plan to read it. I just wanted to let you know that I am so glad I read it – thank you for writing it! I cannot wait to read more from you (hint! hint!).” – Maria H.

“I finished reading your book a couple of weeks ago and the message I got is HOPE. Thank you!” – Susan M.

“I want to know what (more) happens to the characters! I see hope, I see forgiveness, I see acceptance.” – Val K.

“Honestly, I couldn’t put it down. It was so good. So real. I loved that it had all the elements of a great novel – – the characters, the romance, the drama, but also included some very important elements of the Catholic faith, which are GRACE, FORGIVENESS and MERCY.” – Terri H.

“I’d like to admit that this book gave me cause to examine my life and emotions, in light of the main characters. It was a lot of healing and refuting what others had strung on for the characters. You should definitely buy this book. It’s worth your money.” – Funmi75