November 2016 Indie Next List
“Faithful is compulsively readable and includes all of the traits we have come to love and expect from an Alice Hoffman novel. It is a coming-of-age tale of the emotional journey of a girl overcome with heartbreak after a tragic accident, who is now attempting to redefine herself. It is a hopeful lesson in faith, love, friendship, forgiveness, and opening up to new possibilities. A friendly warning: Expect a craving for Chinese food and a desire to adopt a rescue dog after reading.”
— Tarah Jennings (W), Mitzi's Books, Rapid City, SD
December 1969 Indie Next List
“After decades of working in bookstores, I am-perhaps not suprisingly-immune to picking up a new book by a prolific author. I tend to assume, as with rock songwriters, that an author's best work is always behind them. If that is true, then I have seriously missed out by not reading Hoffman before. I pretty much inhaled this book. Faithful, although destined for the adult fiction section, reads like a smart young adult novel and would be a perfect pick for a mother-daughter book club. Real teens, real young adults, and real parents-and one life-shattering mistake.”
— Carla Bayha, Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.