Lezbelib says that both “story and the characters are marvelously described”, and ends with this enthusiastic sign-off: “Yes, I liked this book and I recommend it to you!”. To read the full review, click here.
For Lambda Literary, Anna Furtado writes that “Wynn Malone has given us a story that is a reflection of an everlasting love that makes us sigh with a deep, abiding sigh and characters that are full of limitation, love, and intelligence. She also gives us moments of poignancy and grace in Blue’s relationship with Mary and Preacher that serve her well. Take a journey with memorable characters in this tale of courage and determination.” To read the full review, click here.
The Rainbow Reader is just as enthusiastic. “Wynn Malone’s Finding the Grain provides readers and romantics with a wellspring of riches . . . The characters are well defined, the dialogue flows, and the storyline is sprinkled with moments of sheer beauty and poetry.” Noting that “each character has a purpose and every scene advances the plot”, she singles out for particular praise “Ms. Malone’s deft use of metaphor: each packing a punch without beating the reader over the head.” She urges readers looking for a well-written story to try this “smart, sweet and satisfying love story that takes its time. There are moments of sheer joy and tragedy, humor and darkness, faith and faithlessness. It’s a romance, but it’s also a journey — the kind of journey that the romantic in each of us craves.” For the full review, click here.
“Over the last few years,” writes Amos Lassen, “I have been very lucky to be on the reviewers’ list for Bywater Books.” The books “are always an excellent read”, and for him Finding the Grain is no exception. This “is a story that does two opposing things — it breaks your heart and it makes you feel good. We see love from different perspectives and know that we are not alone as we look for it. The prose is beautiful and this quite a read. While the story is about two women, it could be about people of any gender and how we sometimes miss the clues where love stands right there in front of us.” For the full review, click here.