Rachel Ballard’s debut novel is the journey Gail Cavanaugh’s takes that defines her. At a fork in the road where she can choose to look the other way or dive unflinchingly forward, she follows the ghostly voice in her head and leaves her home in Duluth, Minnesota, and sets off in search of her biological father. With nothing but a picture and the name of a town in Washington, she sets her sights westward. What, and who, she finds on the other side of the continent is more than what she expected, and more than what she asked for.
Rachel Ballard’s exquisite skill with writing spoke to me the first time I read her manuscript, when it was only part of the novel you can read today. Lengthened into a full work, she never failed to impress with raw talent. We are deeply interwoven into her words and the enigmatic story she has written. Each time I reread I was amazed at the way the story naturally arcs and the pieces that we are given that link together as we go onward. The ending is perfect and complete, leaving nothing wanting.
It’s quite obvious that I encourage everyone to read A Long-Forgotten Truth. As a small press publisher I am thrilled with our inaugural novel. A Long-Forgotten Truth is truly something we are proud of, and something I would honestly, with a book blogger’s heart and true intent, recommend to everyone.
You can support Rozlyn Press and purchase your copy now online through Barnes & Noble and Amazon. You can also enter the giveaway at Goodreads. Those of you who live in Washington can catch Rachel at Eagle Books on Bainbridge Island on August 4. Click here for more information.
5 stars (I am the publisher, of course)