Thursday, November 23, 2017

Book Review: Listen for the Train by Rosa Sophia

Listen for the Train
By Rosa Sophia
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Lesbian

Esther's parents never approved of her, and her fear of people discovering she's a lesbian has led to a solitary life. Living alone in an RV park in South Florida, sequestered from the world, Esther thinks she'll never have to face the truth. Until the only woman she's ever loved shows up on her doorstep in the middle of rainstorm. 

To make matters worse, Esther's cat, Petunia, mysteriously goes missing. While crossing the railroad tracks to search for her feline companion, Esther steps through a tear in the dimensional fabric. Her carefully constructed world is left behind, and what she discovers is far more than she bargained for...

My Review

This is a fascinating story. Esther was a hard character to get emotional about because she was battling her own self-worth and love, but it was wonderful to follow her along as she tried desperately to find herself. I liked the dance between reality, Papa, and her dreams. I wondered how it was going to blend together, but it did, it all fell into place for me. 

Listen For the Train is a moving story about acceptance, magic, being comfortable in your own skin, and allowing yourself to love. I think the author did a great job in creating something unique for readers. 

About the Author 

Rosa Sophia is an automotive mechanic, but everyone thinks she is a librarian. She lives in South Florida in a cottage by the sea, and hopes to earn an MFA in Creative Writing one day. Other books include "The House Guest" and the "When I Dream of You" novella trilogy. As a trigeminal neuralgia patient, she also writes about her condition in the hope that it will spread awareness of this rare disorder. Her novels "Meet Me in the Garden" and "Orion Cross My Sky" both feature main characters that suffer with trigeminal neuralgia. Rosa hopes readers will gain a greater understanding of this disability through her stories.

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