In any case, I received a five-star review today that captures what the book is about without giving away anything too specific. I'd like to share it here:
M. Kate Allen is a masterful storyteller. Her detailed descriptions of people and places allow the reader to enter into the story with fullness of senses and to nurture an empathy with Angela, the main character. Although the book begins with an amateur urban development contest, the title of the novel, "Memory Stands Still", suggests that memory is something that is cemented (like a building) and unchangeable. However, the novel unfolds with the reality that memories can be healed, forgiveness is possible, and mysteries should be unearthed. Memories do not stand still. As Angela's journey reveals, memories are transformed as we pass through dark nights of betrayal, violation, and disapproval to find love on the other side. This novel is an encouraging read for anyone who feels wronged and seeks healing. Allen would do well to continue unpacking "thealogy" and how the divine feminine speaks today.
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