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September 20, 2021

Write My Name Across the Sky by Barbara O'Neal ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"You can't steal me from myself
You can't put me on the shelf
Don't ask why
Just write my name across the sky" (p 316)

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Write My Name Across the Sky
August 2021; Lake Union; 978-1542025997
audio, ebook, print (336 pages); women's fiction

I have read many of Barbara O'Neal's books and she just keeps getting better.  Her new book is my favorite of her books.  She writes believable stories about women, sisters, and families. Write My Name Across the Sky is about family, sisters, love, and forgiveness.

Willow and Sam are sisters raised by their Aunt Gloria after their rock star mother died at a young age.  The two sisters are very different from each other and don't spend much time together.  Willow has just returned to New York after her last album failed.  She isn't sure if she wants to continue her goal of becoming a music star like her mother.  Sam owns a company that creates games and she has been very successful in her business but not in love.  Gloria is an Instagram star who has a successful blog about aging.  In her younger days, she was an airline stewardess and flew all over the world.  They each have a major problem in their life but are unable to work together or to help each other.

When Gloria was flying she started an affair with a man who was painting art forgeries. She helps smuggle paintings into the country.  When she hears that he's been arrested, she knows that she will be arrested soon and begins to make plans to go into hiding.  She doesn't want to leave her nieces but knows if she stays she'll be facing jail time.  When the FBI shows up, she realizes that she has to disappear soon.

Sam started a very successful with her best friend Asher.  They had a disagreement and he left the company and she realizes that she is in love with him and that she can't make the company successful on her own.  She's been offered a lot of money to sell her company and wishes Asher was available to give her advice,  Sam feels like a failure in life - not only did she get kicked out of her current boyfriend's house but she doesn't know what to do with her life so she returns to NYC and her family.

Will these three very different women be able to work with each other to find solutions to their problems and realize that they are family and love each other. Be prepared to shed a few tears as you get to know Willow, Sam, and Gloria in this fantastic new book.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina with her husband of over 50 years.  She grew up in Michigan but now calls North Carolina home. Since her travel plans had to be canceled for this year, she is starting to make plans for travel in 2021. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and historical fiction. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook.

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  1. I have enjoyed most of the Barbara O'Neal books I have read so far! I can't wait to read this one!