Sunday, February 15, 2015
This Nearly Was Mine, A Novel by Nancy Farkas
Occasionally a romance novel comes along with such a unique story that I like to feature it on this blog. Writer Nancy Farkas' This Nearly Was Mind is such a book. The characters are, for lack of a better word, human, having frailties and struggles the reader can truly relate to. If you are a lover of emotional, endearing stories this is a novel you should add to your library. Readers are telling it all. Take a look at some chosen reviews:
Amazon 5 Star Review by HeftyBanks:
"This novel has so much low key realness within its pages I felt like I was reading a diary more than a story at times. Most of the relationship dynamics within the pages are relationship dynamics we've all experienced at one time or another to one degree or another, but seldom with the depth that is brought forth here. The dialogue between characters is some of the most intimate dialogue I've read and again it made me feel like I was reading a diary about a relationship than a novel. Great story, great characters, great prose, just great."
Amazon 5 Star Review by Amazon Customer:
"This is a beautiful book. At first I was taken in by the vista of Spain (in the middle of snowy weather, a great idea!), and then the character grew up, grew older, kept returning to depict her life as relationships changed, grew, shifted--and it felt like I was hearing from a good friend about the challenges of love, children, bills, illness, trips--and above all of a recurring love that went through transitions with her. (The more I entered her life, though, the less I wanted the notes on how to make the book into a movie! I think other people loved it.) The final section, with its bittersweet picture of a love unfinished was poignant and beautiful. I loved the memory of this book, it will keep resurfacing for me!"