Each year at Mount Hermon I peruse the conference book store and choose a novel by an author I have not previously read. (Hey…maybe someday the favor will be returned.) This year’s lucky winner (please hear the ironic tone) was Marlo Schalesky’s “Veil of Fire.” And what a find! Her writing grabbed me by the throat from the first page and refuses to let go. I love her style—deep third POV that moves the plot along with compelling dialogue and action (and very little narrative.) I had to throw back the covers last night as the characters in the opening scenes raced through a fire storm ripping through a small Midwest town. Whew! I was sweating…and no, it wasn’t hot flashes! It was great writing!
Stand in line, book friends, to borrow this jewel when I’m finished. Better yet, get your own copy.
Marlo Schalesky says
It was so fun to meet you at Mount Hermon, and I was honored to be “the one” chosen as the new author for you to try out. Yay! Hope you had a great conference. I always love Mount Hermon!
Blessings and wonder to you!
Um…you gave me a taste of it, then left me hanging. Thanks. That was SO not nice. Now I need to borrow it. Also, I like the name, Marlo. 😉
You can borrow it when I finish…if you can wait. Going on the plane with me to Hawaii. Might come back a little sandy. Is that okay?