As promised, my friends, I'm going to give you the pure, unbiased opinion of a book. If you've read my movie reviews in the past you know, I'm not about to steer you wrong.
A Lonely Sky by Linda Schmalz:
Spanning twenty-six years in the intertwining lives of Julia, Sam, their friends and enemies, A Lonely Sky explores desperate choices and infinite emotions of the heart.
My friends, it isn't often we get to share something beautiful with others, but this is one of those moments for me. Author Linda Schmalz's first novel is a delicate mixture of romance, humor, and drama that holds you by the heartstrings and doesn't let go. A Lonely Sky spans oceans, continents, and decades, yet the heartbreaks and triumphs of the main characters are as truthful as if they were your best friends, or you yourself.
Julia Steele and Sam Lyons' dramatic love story is the central focus, but no less important are the fully developed, and just as entertaining secondary characters lead by the unforgettable Dierdre Lamont. The author breaks up the drama with perfectly placed light touches of humor. Each of her characters is a living, breathing, fully functional human that could live right down the block from you..especially if you happen to live in the upper crust of English society
A Lonely Sky is one of those rare novels that doesn't set out to change the world, or comment on society, and yet it does. As you read this story, you'll find yourself unable to put it down. When you reach the end with tearful satisfaction, I promise you, you will not forget this book or these characters. And in that, I think you will look around you and see things just a little bit differently. I know I did.