Imagine if Maeve Binchy grew up in Texas and wrote an old-school Larry McMurtry novel. Think Hope Floats meets High Fidelity.
That's how critics are describing A Good Kind of Knowing-from the author of the highly acclaimed and number-one Amazon bestseller, Blue Straggler.
A Good Kind of Knowing is a novel about the power of music and friendship, the relationship two-steps that go on in old Texas dancehalls, and the secret to finding just a little bit of common ground in a world full of distrust.
Sera Taylor's store is the one place in Lakeville, Texas, where individuals from all walks of life share a universal love for music and a respect for the gypsy-like woman behind the antique glass counter. Readers get a taste of the unorthodox connection between Sera and Mack, a young local cowboy and musician, and Sera's previously untested devotion to her husband Bill. They learn of her relationship with Ruby D., the vibrant but misguided mother of five; with Louie, the shy high school band director; with Beverly, the religious, upper-class socialite; with Antonio, a local bar owner striving to make a life for himself; with Tommy Lee, a rich and directionless gigolo; and with Wes, the only out-of-the closet gay man for miles. As Sera battles a serious illness, the characters must overcome long-held stereotypes to save Sera's store, and in the end, large parts of themselves.
What readers are saying:
"Engaging, emotionally accurate, visual and funny.
"My head is full of your story. It took me only two and a half days to read the book cover to cover, which means I was doing it every spare minute."
"You pulled me right in."
"I feel like I'm right there-I can feel the Texas heat and see the small town and the people who populate it."
"The characters are diverse and interesting, and each has a unique personality that adds to the entire canvas of the story."
"I know these people. What's more, I like them, even despite their faults."
"The pace is comfortable, the characters rich and colorful. The events are anything but predictable; I was always wondering what's going to happen next."