My Big Boy graduates from preschool today. Yes, I am wiping a tear, and yes, I know that's pathetic. But he's my baby. Okay, not so much a baby anymore at the ripe old age of five and a half. I'm continually astounded at how he is growing into such a handsome, gentle, intelligent young man. Yesterday we spent the afternoon and evening on 95 acres of gorgeous Iowa land with some friends of ours who are in the process of restoring it to original prairie and grasslands. (Think untouched beauty.) My Big Boy was in his glory, riding quads (4-wheelers for you Americans) through the hills and trees, and fishing on the pond. He caught a grand total of ten fish (mostly bullheads--yuck--but a few sunfish, too), roasted his own hot dog on the fire, and made his mommy's chest hurt every time she looked at him. Oh, time flies.
Anyway, I don't have time to blog today (graduation is in 1/2 an hour!), but I wanted to leave you with a few recent reviews of The Moment Between. Enjoy!
From Rel Mollet at Title Trakk:
Nicole expresses the gamut of human emotion with tenderness and lyrical artistry with sentences like this commonplace, "The word snagged on an exposed corner of Abigail's carefully veiled heart and floated there, a balloon anchored by the sharp edge of her skepticism." As an artist wields a paintbrush, Nicole uses words to create an agonizingly beautiful picture of a broken mind struggling for freedom and the repercussions for those who choose to love through exquisite pain and sacrifice... To read the rest, click here.
From Katie at Brain Throw Up:
The story is rich in psychology, dealing with family dysfunction and the impact of mental illness. Nicole Baart's prose are captivating and beautiful, reading like poetry and gliding over the tongue like a fine wine, which is appropriate, as wine is used symbolically throughout the novel. The characters are deep, the plot is piercing, and the message is subtle, yet profound. If you are looking for a story that will stick with you long after you shut the book, this is a must read... To read the rest, click here.