July 31, 2021
From the Whistler Independent Book Awards:
This story beats the gentle time of everyday letters: describing and denoting a lifetime of friendship as the beating drum of the worldwide COVID pandemic changes and challenges everyone from ways small –masks and toilet paper–to life-threatening with the chokehold of the disease itself. Gloria Hathaway reminds the reader of COVID-19 early days, middle days, and buried memories. However, Dear Rosemary is not just a catalogue of woes, but a moving and engrossing chronicle of how everyday people retain and reconstruct their humanity no matter what. Highly recommended.
February 04, 2021 ~ So many great reviews have turned up on Amazon, I can’t keep up! But if you’d like to check them out, you can find them here: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08P8T29ZM?pf_rd_r=FYN5ZH8SMJEZ7CTE9PBR&pf_rd_p=05326fd5-c43e-4948-99b1-a65b129fdd73&pd_rd_r=a0ef6be6-2b84-43c1-9316-f6e4b86f5982&pd_rd_w=2d9kL&pd_rd_wg=O9uxu&ref_=pd_gw_unk
A great review from a reader on Amazon. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/customer-reviews/R7LIKEVFBPTJZ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B08P8T29ZM
Three intelligent and accomplished middle-aged women email each other as they make their way through the spring of the pandemic. It’s fascinating to read about how they are managing until one woman confesses that she has a man isolating with her – a man with a strong link to each of them. This almost shatters their friendship until a life-threatening bout with Covid heals their relationships.
It is so brilliantly written that I had a good cry at the resolution that ends the book.
A nice little review has appeared on Goodreads!