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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

PRG 5 star review - Sequin Boy And Cindy

Hi everyone, I'm thrilled I just received a five star review from The Paranormal Romance Group for Sequin Boy and Cindy. Please take a look at


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

An Enchanting Fable

Hi everyone, one o m favorite reviews of  Sequin Boy and Cindy

5.0 out of 5 stars An Enchanting Modern-Day Fable September 1, 2012
By Susan J. McLeod
Format:Kindle Edition

Sequin Boy and Cindy is a very unique novel. I've never read anything like it. I appreciate that people want to have comparisons in order to decide if they'd like a book or not. Well, I'm afraid I can't come up with any in the literary world. But this story reminded me very much of Forrest Gump.

The narrator is a half-Lakota Native American named Billy. He often refers to himself as "just a big dumb Indian" and his wife, Cindy, affectionately calls him "a big dummy." He comes from an abusive home and has no money, no self-confidence, and no hope for the future. That changes when he meets Cindy. She has also been abused and feels like a social misfit. It's love at first sight. They join the army to be together and earn a college education, but become two of war's grim statistics. Billy loses part of one leg, and Cindy her hand. What they find, however, are many wonderful people to help them.

These characters are endearingly human but larger than life. The contrast between reality's horrors and the child-like wonder that Billy and Cindy can still feel is extremely moving. I admire the way that the author packs what seems to be a straight-forward narrative with so much emotional dynamite. Through the eyes of this couple, we see not only their lives but the world at large. Social issues such as war, violence, poverty and religion are examined. Hopefully, lessons are learned.

Most of all, though, this novel is a celebration of the human spirit: its incredible ability to overcome hardship, to imagine, to love, to persevere and to inspire.

Now run, run, and pick up a copy!