The Blue Iris is Rachel Stone's debut novel that launched last week. I was lucky enough to receive an Advanced Reader Copy and can't say enough good things about this Women's Fiction/Literary Fiction book!
I love great character development, and Stone did not disappoint. I immediately fell in love with Tessa, a young woman haunted by her past and struggling to find her "big" in life. I enjoyed how Tessa was like all of us - bold sometimes and timid at others, sure of herself and doubtful, ready to tackle life and wanting to hide under the covers. Because she was so real, I connected with her immediately.
However, Stone did more than create one great character. She created a host of characters and provided them with their own POVs in the story. I gasped at her future in-laws, wondered at her fiancé, rooted for Luke, cried over Sam and Charlie, shook my head over Tony, and ached for Darryl. I hated to finish the last page knowing that these lives would no longer be part of mine.
Stone did an amazing job on her first novel. I can't wait to see what she brings to the table next.
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.
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