Monday, February 3, 2014

Review By Lisa : Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer


5  Emotional Stars

 Quote: She is broken with guilt. He harbors a chilling past. It's safer  if they keep their distance...but the echoes that linger connect them.                      

   When I noticed Lingering Echoes on Net Galley, the title, cover, and blurb caught my attention. It was something more than that though. The book was beckoning me to read it. Don't you just love when that happens? I know I do.

   Although Lingering Echoes is fairly long ( at least for this busy mama of four), at 388 pages, I read it pretty quick. It is the kind of book that when you have to put it down, its agony. When I was cooking, cleaning, and taking care of my kids, I wanted to hurry to get back to the book. I needed to see what happened with all of the characters. They were calling my name. They wanted me to hear their stories. It also made me feel as if I was transported back in time and it was my teenage self that was reading it. Weird, right? Weird, but the feeling was wonderful.

   This story is such a tragic tale. It submerges us in so many different kinds of pain in life. The characters deal with divorce, denial, death, guilt, depression, shame, loneliness, and fear. It was a lot to take it in, but the author did a wonderful job of not making it feel to heavy or weighed down. Towards the end of the book, the author surprises us with lots of action. I really did not see it coming, but it was great. It got my heart pumping and made me  feel like jumping in to help the characters.  

Lingering Echoes is a must read, folks!

About The Author:


IMG_9487-1Erica Kiefer was born on Christmas Eve in Southern California to an American father whose ancestors arrived from Europe during colonial times and a Thai mother who moved to the US during high school. Adding to her rich and varied heritage, Erica grew up living abroad in Asia, including Taiwan, Fiji, Thailand and Indonesia. She gained a great respect for the beautiful mosaic of cultures found in various parts of the world. After graduating from International School Bangkok, she attended Brigham Young University in Utah, where she earned a degree in Recreation Therapy. Her career as a Recreation Therapist has allowed her to work with at-risk youth since 2007.
Erica made the best decision of her life by marrying her husband in 2005 and is currently a mother of three, one of whom awaits her in heaven. Erica also loves singing, reading, writing, and satisfying her sweet-tooth with chocolate-chip cookies. Playing collegiate rugby was one of the most memorable experiences of her life, thus far.
Erica’s first book is titled Lingering Echoes, which was published by Clean Teen Publishing in November, 2013