I am a sucker for places in real life and settings in books that spark my imagination. When visiting a new town in person or in the pages of a book, I imagine the vast and different lives I could take on in these new geographies. In these places, I imagine ‘what if’. Amy Sue Nathan’s Left to Chance sparked this same kind of longing.
Dear reader, we all know what happens when a character has expectations! Nathan’s novel delivers here and doesn’t disappoint. You will keep turning the pages to find out how Teddi navigates the people, places, and secrets she thought she left behind!
Given my own love of place and how it intersects with the grand what ifs of life, Left to Chance fills the bill. The place is as much of a character as the people living in it. Readers will find themselves rooting for Chance, Ohio to win Teddi’s heart just as much as they will for the men that find themselves in Teddi’s path.
Transported is the best word to describe what Left to Chance will do for a reader. Like Teddi, you will surely enjoy the journey!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I’ve been blogging since 2006, and launched the Women’s Fiction Writers blog in March 2011. I teach workshops for Writers Digest University and freelance as a fiction editor and writing coach. I’m also a book coach with Author Accelerator and trained in the Story Genius method. My stories and essays have appeared in print and online in over two dozen publications such as The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Parent, Writer’s Digest, Huffington Post, and online in New York Times and Washington Post blogs.
I was born and raised in Philadelphia and am a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism (a degree I actually use). I am back in my homeland of Philadelphia after twenty-six years, and am the proud mom of two grown children (my favorite oxymoron). In addition to being a writer, editor, and blogger, I’m a dog-lover, vegetarian, not-so-secret crafter, and lover of all things wine and chocolate.
I’m livin’ the life. Just don’t ask which one.