A coming-of-age novel about innocence, isolation, love,
heartbreak, and discernment.
Ranked Sixth Best....
October 02, 2017
"Just A Girl" ranked sixth BEST coming-of-age fiction in 2017 by Amazon!
I am over the moon!
Thank you ALL so much for your encouragement, kind words,
and buying my debut novel.
"This Man Loved "Just A Girl" FIVE stars!
July 28, 2017
"My normal reading pattern is mostly detective crime fiction and yet from the moment I started reading Just A Girl I found it difficult to put down. I was intrigued from the very first page. This is rare for me. I just had to keep reading and reading, being drawn to everything Paula was going through and not able to wait to see what her life brought her next. Both emotional and exciting. I can now say that this book comes highly recommend by me."
Lisa Rollo 5.0 out of 5 stars writes, "a tale of love, loss , romance , deceit all interwoven in an emotional turmoil"
August 10, 2017
I really enjoyed "Just A Girl" a story of growing up in a conflicted household where the protagonist isn't sure she belongs. It is a tale of love, loss , romance , deceit all interwoven in an emotional turmoil. Dr. Schindler weaves her tale using the background of the beginning of the feminist movement (when women finally had a chance to be something beyond wife and mother) and the politics of the higher education field where she moved through the system at breakneck speed.
One feels that you know the characters and "what makes them tick" but the book isn't without a couple of surprises - one particular shocking revelation -- no fair peeking ,
Particularly enjoyable was her descriptions of people and places..not just the romantic vista but the everyday. .. “she.. was lining up the thirty large terracottta pots overflowing with delicate pink geraniums on the light colored hardwood floor all along the base of the massive windows. It was like a set of a romantic movie with natural light flooding the living room, showcasing a plush black and rose Turkish rug framing the tailored white canvas sofa, dotted with happy red and pink striped throw pillows….”
4 Out of 5 Stars
June 30, 2017
"We ladies need more novels like this. I could relate to nearly all of it!" Ruby Olson, Ohio