I received the sweetest letter from a reader yesterday. I won’t share all of it, but I love what she said about reading even though she didn’t think this book would be her cup of tea . . .
Dear Angie:A few months ago I was standing in front of the library bookshelf and felt a surge of excitment when I spied a new spine with the “Hunt” name. How did one appear without me waiting, expecting and even warning the librarians that it would be in print soon? I didn’t even fill out the usual little form requesting they buy it for the library (uh..me) asap! Then I looked at the cover ofDoesn’t She Look Natural? and thought, “What?” I was put off by the cover…the name…the subject matter. I took a deep breath and repeated in a whisper, “Expect the unexpected” and took it home to read. Well, you know I loved it. In fact, by the last chapter I was calling my best freind and saying, “You know…maybe one day you and I should run a mortuary. I think I’d be good at it…” ha!So when I saw She Always Wore Red on the new-books shelf, I was thrilled. Life has been quite stressful and full the last week or so and I was especially happy to have a good read to get me through. I could easily detatch from reality in the pages of your book: as with all your books, it delivered a good story. About half way through, though, I went from thinking it a “good read” to thinking it an “important read”. Wow. I am always so amazed at how skillfully you weave a story around deep thoughts…or, maybe, weave deep thoughts around a story . . .
That sort of letter keeps me going. 🙂