“I was born with a reading list I will never finish.”
- Maud Casey
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Book Review~The Ninth Step by Barbara Taylor Sissel
I have to say this is another one where the cover did not do the story justice at all! One could easily pass right by this one and miss a hidden gem. The angst that Livie feels from the devastating day when her fiance, Cotton, up and disappeared on her is so palpable, you can taste it. I'm not quite sure how Sissel managed to make me feel sorry for Livie without pitying her at the same time. The idea that Cotton could actually try to walk back into Livie's life paired with the fact that she might just let him is almost too much to bear. And, if getting caught up in how Livie and Cotton's relationship will untangle itself wasn't enough, then the reasons behind Cotton's leaving, and eventual return, are sure to pull you in...definitely recommend this one!
Thanks to Barbara Taylor Sissel, AuthorBuzz, and NetGalley for access to this title.