After growing up as the only child of bitterly divorced parents, Mara Foster has finally gained independence and is embarking on a promising career as an artist. But despite her success, she is fragile. Burdened by a host of fears and anxieties, Mara finds it difficult even to leave her house on most days. When Mara meets Hugo, the walls she has built around herself begin to crumble, and as she struggles to find a breakthrough both in her art and in life, she must come to terms with her own dark secrets in order to get a second chance at happiness.
I read Falling Under in one sitting. I stayed up all night, pruning in my bathtub, completely and utterly mesmerized by this amazing book.
I laughed, I cried, I rooted for Mara. I marveled at Danielle’s beautiful, disturbing, heartbreaking, deep and ultimately uplifting prose and how a first-time author could create such a complex character.
I met Danielle in person for the first time at the RWA conference in San Francisco, and like Jenny, I attended her very first signing. I have never heard such an amazing reading in all my life, I was moved to tears.
Read this wonderful book, and don’t miss an opportunity to hear Danielle read if she’s in your city. On both counts, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Also, in case you were wondering, Danielle is an excellent dancer.
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