This book has been very much a slow burn. It did not hit hard like I thought it would. For a long time I considered pulling it because as popular as IR books are, it just wasn’t getting any attention. I’m glad I’m too lazy to do things like pull books down though, because over time it has been read and reviewed and pretty well received, so… YAY!
Monthly Archives: June 2016
My usual review of a romance novel includes a lot of grumbling about how fast characters fall in love. I do understand that instant attraction and that ~feeling~ is swoon worthy. I DO! However engagements at two months in and weddings before the season is even over… I am always going to complain about the hyper speed that characters reach their Happily Ever After.
But you know what? While I don’t have that complaint about this book, Te DID get me toward the end when I thought a too-early grand gesture was coming but it turned out to be something awesome and wonderfully sweet.
There was a time, not all that long ago when I was a n00b writer. Not that I know everything now, or that I’m advanced or any such flight of fantasy. I just… didn’t even know what I didn’t know yet, I was still trying to get past chapter 8 of Ruby’s and I was writing a lot of fan fiction just to keep the fingers moving (and because I loved the accolades. Seriously, ego plays a #YUGE part of this writing thing).
While it doesn’t have the high emotion of a literary fiction novel nor the nail biting punch of a thriller or the swoon of a romance, Stepping Into a New Day was as pleasant as I imagine a day in Henry Adams to be.
To say I enjoyed this book would be an understatement and I’m already waiting on the next one! Snap this one up and enjoy!
I have always loved McMillan’s laid back style. It’s more like having drinks with a girlfriend than reading a novel. You’re friends with the main character practically before you meet her and get the inside scoop on her life. She’s a single woman in her 50’s with two grown children, an Optometry practice and a line of men in her wake that she may or may not want to get in touch with again.
I also feel like McMillan’s characters are full and three dimensional, very realistic on the page, from Georgia Young’s neighbors to her best friends to her children and the men in (and out of) her life.
First of all… AYYYYY! I know, it has been awhile since this blog has seen anything except a book review. I DO read a lot but I don’t like talking about much else so that’s all I have been posting. I wanted to give a VERY brief update on stuff coming up, namely my first author signing event, which is going to be EPIC! This event is going to be FUN IN A BUN (I don’t know what that means, I assume it means ‘a good time’)… let’s just say it’s going to be LIT. Literally. A room full of your fave indie authors with their books for you to peruse and buy… including ME! I’ll have copies of Brunch at Ruby’s and A Thin Line (very possible that I could have Same Time Next Week, it depends on shipping time) for sale. If you’re local to Atlanta and you want a paperback copy of any of my books, please do stop by come see me, as well as everyone else on the list. There will be giveaways and intimate conversations… it will be a great time! If you need information, please do drop me a line here at dlwhite [at] the sweetescape.net or hit me up on any of my social media sites. Ya’ll know where to find me! What else have I been doing? Not much. Really. And I’ve been kinda enjoying it. I love water and beaches and traveling to them so I’ve been going here and there, standing in the ocean, digging my toes in the sand, enjoying a long day at the lake. Reading books and thinking about writing them. Thinking is writing, right? Unfortunately I have been in a writing slump for awhile. I have a good burst and then get hit with the ‘now what’ stick. And before you suggest plotting, GO AWAY. I’m working on it. This is a problem I need to solve for myself. Just… emoting. I do […]