Author Adam Oster has posted a review of Steeple in the Distance on his website. Here is the link. Be sure to prowl his site while you are there. He has much to offer.
“I have been rereading your Steeple in the Distance,
stayed up until midnight to finish, Deb you are amazing,
I truly mean that, all the detail you put into the book is just
a joy to read, noticed a few new things as I read it again,
this will be a book I read and read again. ” Jeanne Wendland
“Well done, Well done!!! I loved it. My tears flowed freely in many spots and I could visualize Nan and her chickens. The butchering, the laundry, the canning, the WORK involved with living made me tired!! So spoiled are we in our heated houses with the grocery stores a mile up the road!
It is a compelling book an definitely deserves a larger audience. This is well written and thorough. It is well thought out and flows smoothly. I thoroughly enjoyed the read and have had a difficult time putting it down to do my housework these past 2 days.
Thank You So much. I look forward to the sequel!”
Lois Heinze Walters
“I finished the book and am very impressed with your gift of writing Deb! It was very kind of you to share it with me, and I finished it in four relaxing evenings. You are skilled in choosing the precise words to create a mood and “make a movie in a reader’s mind”, which is a craft that does not come easily for most people.
Your “voice” is very clear and your passion for your characters comes through, and kept me wondering what would happen next. Your historical fiction piece is one that many fans of this genre would enjoy, and held my attention with my Wisconsin connections.”
“This is a book that should be read slowly, and if possible, out loud to let the descriptive phrases that Debi uses resonate in the ear and then reverberate into the reader’s heart.” Ruth Bernthal (See complete comment below.)
“Often a writer’s opinion comes across as very black and white: staying home is either a lifelong burden or it’s the only real path for women to find meaning in their lives. Thanks for tackling a difficult subject with grace and good writing.” Vanessa Ude (See complete comment below.)
“Debi paints such vivid pictures that you feel like you are there. I wanted to be in the “summer room” with all those delicious fruits and vegetables. I could almost smell the fresh baked pies and goodies.” Becky Rodebaugh (See complete comment below.)
Your characters are very real. Your developing of “falling in love” is discreet but really comes through. Also, the days following the wedding. Dorothy Lau (Complete comment is posted below.)
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