This was a fun, light-hearted read. I especially loved little Arabella’s character, set during the backdrop of 1969 when the Vietnam war was still in the forefront and man was going to be landing on the moon. Violet is trying to get her life back on track when she moves into a trailer in this little unknown community. She figures this fresh start where no one knows her or her past will be a good way to find herself again.
It doesn’t take long and soon Violet has a new unexpected young helper of sorts who quickly sets her sights on helping everyone she can in the neighborhood. All of these families have been brought to this little neighborhood for one reason or another and they all find out, that the innocence of a child is maybe all we need to make this world a better place. Once a place where every one stuck to themselves- has turned into a small community where they’ve learned to help each other out and often a listening ear is all that is needed in times of need.
I will be reading more by this author. I really loved the flow of the storyline as well as the different characters she all brought together in this community. Thank you to the author for the free novel, and Suzy Approved Book Tours for the invite. Another new author I have found!
Release Date: October 21, 2021
~About The Book~
Twenty-four-year-old Violet wants one thing: to hide from life after her husband’s death left her reeling. But life has other ideas. Well, life and a certain seven-year-old neighbor.
Violet moves to Magnolia Avenue, a forgotten street in a forgotten neighborhood filled with forgotten mobile homes. It looks like the perfect place to retreat and lick her wounds. But it’s not long before her young neighbor, Arabella, enlists her in the rescue of the cantankerous old woman next door who has fallen ill. But if Violet thinks this is a one-off event, she’s wrong. Next thing she knows, she is entangled in the lives of several neighbors from grumpy Mr. Pritchard to the handsome GI across the street. Set against the backdrop of the 1969 moon landing when astronauts broke the boundaries of Earth, A Boundless Place shows what happens when people are able to break through their own boundaries and reach out to others.
~About The Author~
Pamela Stockwell was born in Texas and raised in South Carolina. In between, she lived in the Philippines and, along with her big sister, became fluent in Tagalog name-calling. She abandoned her foreign language studies at age five, but went on to earn a BA in journalism from the University of South Carolina. She lives with her husband and three children on a small farm in New Jersey. She is a member of the Princeton Writing Group and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Her first novel, A Boundless Place, won the 2020 LBW Page 100 Writing Competition, and her poetry has appeared in Sparked Literary Magazine and Hope: An Anthology of Hopeful Stories and Poetry by TL;DR Press. www.pamelastockwell.com
“A heartwarming, delightful debut. You can’t help loving Pamela Stockwell’s grumpy, quirky characters, and you’ll wish you were their neighbor on Magnolia Avenue too.”
-Linda Rosen, author of Sisters of the Vine
“Stockwell’s writing is heartfelt and touching . . . The characters will stay with me for a long time.” -Virginia McCullough, author of Island Healing
“Especially in these challenging times, it is nice to finish a book that leaves you, as this one does, feeling hopeful about people and that reminds you of what it’s like when we hold each other up.” -Mark Brzostowski, Princeton Writers Group
“Pamela’s style of writing is wonderfully descriptive, and the characters that she develops win over your heart. The seamless weaving of the characters and the events throughout the story tell a wonderful story of how neighbors with seemingly little things in common eventually become friends. This is a story that will enchant you and stay with you for quite some time.”-Wanda España, Publishing Professional
“A great feel-good story of love and friendships that form between quirky, damaged, yet lovable characters that I thoroughly enjoy spending time with. Stockwell’s poetic voice transported me to the Carolinas with such ease. I laughed and cried with Violet, Arabella, Nick, and all as they stayed with me long after I have kept the book down.”
-Priya Gill, Author
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