Author: Patricia Lucas White
ISBN 1-57343-004-8 (Paperback)
Length: 394 Pages
Author: Patricia Lucas White
ISBN 1-57343-004-8 (Paperback)
Length: 394 Pages
Incarcerated in an expensive madhouse by her husband, Elizabeth Gilmartin is menopausal, but is she mad? Or is she in all truth Lolly Horn, famous author of a best-selling sensual romance novel? Does Elizabeth’s nameless fantasy lover exist, or is he, too, but a figment of her erotic delusions?
At her shrink’s orders, Elizabeth is writing her “Life-Notes.” She is supposed to be delving into her past, dissolving the delusions, learning the truth about herself. But can the truth even exist in a story that begins: If a madwoman can be believed…
But, is Elizabeth Gilmartin mad? Ah, that is the question.
CompuServe Romance Reviews / Lisa Hamilton
While consigned to a nuthouse, which masquerades under the name of Harmony House, Elizabeth Gilmartin is given the dubious honor of writing her “Life-Notes.” Said “Life-Notes” are an evaluation tool used by the head of the asylum to assist in the treatment of mental illness. It is through these notes that Elizabeth conveys her story.
Elizabeth dreamed of being a writer when she was younger but shortly after high school, her life took a very different path. She married a rather controlling man and had several children by him. Now, in the throes of menopause, her best friend Cass suggests they attend a writer’s conference together.
Her husband, Edgar Gilmartin is not pleased.
When she brings up the conference to Edgar, he uses it as an opportunity to point out all of Elizabeth’s shortcomings, including the fact that he feels she can’t write. In reality, Elizabeth doesn’t know if wants to be a writer, she only wants the opportunity to find out. After the conversation escalates into a heated argument, she gives in and agrees not to go.
Then she receives quite the surprise when Edgar suddenly relents and arranges for her to go to the conference, inadvertently opening another world for her. While Elizabeth pursues her dream and writes a novel, her husband is tied up with an important business deal and his beautiful assistant, both of which occupy most of his time. In general he ignores his wife unless it is to note that she needs to take her estrogen as she is acting “funny” again.
After she submits the book to a national contest, Elizabeth’s troubles begin.
P.S. is a hilarious, and sometimes pignant walk through the perils of life, menopause and publication. Elizabeth evolves from a browbeaten housewife into a tower of female strength and it is truly wondrous to see. White has a deft touch with dialogue and she blends in dashes of humor thus creating an effortless read.
I loved every word and was truly sorry to see this book come to an end.
Affaire de Coeur – 5 Stars
Delightfully witty and cliché driven, P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is a delicious gallop through menopause, the writing trade, and its celebrity perked autograph tour. Patricia Lucas White has a best seller in the making.
UTC/ Midwest Book Reviews / Kathy Ishcomer
P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is a thrill ride of emotions – tears, laughter, loneliness, joy, a dash of craziness and a heap of romance. But then what else would you expect from Patricia White, who never fails to capture her readers by their heartstrings?
Buzz Review News – 5+ Stars
This book blew my mind. It was that good. I still feel shook.
It is a romance. An unconventional one…to say the least. To start, a heroine who is experiencing menopause. One who begins the story in the insane asylum to which her husband has consigned her. The story, as it then unfolds, gives you the strongest characters, the most intense visualizations, the slickest catty remarks, the biggest belly laughs, and the most empowering plot that I’ve read in any romance to date.
One thing…the intense ending ticked me off. I found it confusing. However, reading P.S. is an experience not to be missed. Well worth getting ticked off.
Rosalie More, author of Allegiance
P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is easily the most imaginative and intriguing book I’ve ever read. What a delight!
The Grove / Victoria Dark
In Patricia Lucas White’s novel, Elizabeth Gilmartin has always put family and duty first, pushing aside her own dreams as she raised her children and helped her husband to advance his career.
Now she’s fifty and her dream of writing books, a dream secretly cherished through the long years of an unfulfilling marriage, is in danger of breathing its last. Her self-absorbed husband thinks serving his every want and need–something heretofore Elizabeth has done very well–should be enough for any woman.
Under her husband’s constant criticism, Elizabeth lacks the self-confidence to finish the novel she has hidden away in the back of a closet. Until Elizabeth creates Lolly Horn. Lolly, conceived as a nom-de-plume and nurtured by Elizabeth’s unhappiness, is a bright, glittering creature. Lolly is able to write the book that Elizabeth has only dreamed of writing.
As this story progresses, it seems inevitable that Elizabeth exchange her drab, gray existence to reside more and more in her alternate personality’s creatively satisfying world of book contracts and T.V. appearances. However, whenever Elizabeth’s husband catches glimpses of Lolly, he is certain the root cause of his wife’s mad spells is lack of estrogen brought on by menopause. Because of her strange behavior, he makes serious threats to incarcerate Elizabeth (and Lolly) in a sanitarium.
Then disaster strikes for Elizabeth; Lolly’s book makes the bestseller lists.
In P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover, Patricia Lucas White has created one of the finest pieces of fiction I’ve read. I believe it’s destined to be a modern classic. And that it deserves a place on the bestseller lists.
Scribes World / Lisa Ramaglia
This well-written book was so emotional, so angsty, I felt edgy, tight in my chest, and so empathetic toward Elizabeth that I wanted to either cry or murder Edgar. Every book I’ve read by Patricia White has been a wonderful, very entertaining read. This one was no different. Read P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover and keep a few tissues handy.
Romance Communications / Terrie Figueroa
P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is a masterpiece in women’s fiction. It tells the story of a woman trying to come to terms with the choices she’s made, and the reality of what her life is, as opposed to what she wishes it could be. The story held me from the first page, to the very last. I recommend this book highly to those who enjoy a wonderful story written with candor and humor. Emotions run high, and you will certainly not close the book without shedding a few tears. I think this should be required reading for most women; it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year.
Word Museum / Lori Soard – 4 Stars
Hilariously twisted and honest. Patricia Lucas White makes large shifts with an ease only a natural talent could manage.
Elizabeth Gilmartin, while encased in “Harmony House,” is asked to write her “Life Notes.” Insistent that she’s a world renowned writer, Elizabeth is in the mental institution to be reminded of the reality of her life.
But what is the true reality of her life? Is she indeed a wonderful writer with a fantasy lover? Or is she a deranged wife who needs to take her estrogen?
Uproariously funny. Patricia White stakes a claim to the characters and atmosphere of this book and then proceeds to stamp her own unique style upon it.
The Booknook / Julie Tetel Andresen
P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is a hilarious and sometimes poignant walk through the perils of life, menopause, and publication. The heroine evolves from a browbeaten housewife into a tower of female strength. I loved every word and was truly sorry to see this book come to an end.
Chapters Bookstore (Canada)
P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is a wonderfully defiant exploration of a very human desire and fantasy. This is a heartwarming, more than unconventional, romance by Patricia White.
Millennium Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine / S. Joan Popek – Very-Very Highly Recommended
Zounds! Gad zooks! And a wicker basket scupperfull of scummy balderdash!
This is the opening line in this remarkable trip through the impossible dream, and it sums up the book perfectly.
Is P.S. I’ve Taken a Lover a romance?
Is it a fantasy?
Is Elizabeth Gilmartin, ersatz writer, really crazy?
Will you be riveted to the pages until the last one is turned?
This story is the engrossing tale of a woman who could be any one of us. A woman with dreams. A woman who dares to reach for those dreams at the cost of all she thought was important in her life. A woman who defies the chains of a stifling relationship against all odds. You will laugh and cry, scream in outrage and sigh with compassion, you will take a sad, funny, wonderful trip into Elizabeth’s world as Ms. White’s accomplished writing style and wry sense of humor transports you through the heights of accomplishment to the depths of madness and beyond.
The major character cast is small: Elizabeth is a 50ish, menopausal woman, her best friend, Mary Alice, her selfish, overbearing husband, and his young, sexy secretary who swears that Elizabeth is crazy because of menopause, and the shadowy, dark, charming stranger who is… what? A fantasy? A reality? A lover? A mischievous Muse? All of the above? No matter what he is, trust me, this man is something every woman dreams of and, I want one!
I laughed when Elizabeth was forced to write her Life Notes as therapy to prove her sanity. She wrote: And so it is that I, darling of the talk show circuits, critically acclaimed author of sophisticated sexual romps, have fallen to this. Now, I am that empty-eyed lunatic, crouching at my poorly lit table authoring this sad tale of my plunge into murky madness. A tale to be embellished, or so I’d guess, with lurid accounts of lecherous orderlies…. And I cried when she began to doubt herself.
This is not a boy meets girl story. It is not a typical romance. It is not a typical anything. It is Ms. White’s own special brand of entertainment. I must say that as a hard-core science fiction writer/reader, I don’t usually read romances, not that the genre isn’t outstanding, it’s just not my usual cup of Irish Coffee. However, no matter what your genre of choice, P.S. I’ve Taken a Lover is a must read for any woman who ever had a dream.
The Romance Journal / Johanna Durling
P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is hysterically funny and made me so mad a few times that my muttering woke up the dog. The trials that Elizabeth is forced to undergo because of her husband’s narrow idea of what her life should entail would make any woman with two brain cells to rub together see red. Elizabeth has more than enough brains to figure it out; she’s just been so beaten down by Edgar’s mild put-downs and disapproving looks that it’s taken her a while.
Exploring the relationship between Elizabeth and Lolly is also fascinating. Elizabeth and Lolly are the same woman, but different parts of the whole. Elizabeth is the proper housewife, and Lolly is the bawdy writer. The book is Elizabeth’s journey to finding Lolly, and it is fascinating to see this woman emerge from the exile she’s been living in for so long. I found myself wanting to meet her, she was so compelling. By the end of the book, she’s got nearly everyone rooting for her.
There is a lot going on in this book, and at first glance may seem a little hard to follow. I mention this only because it may discourage some of you from reading further–don’t let it! It is a wonderful story about a woman who is at an age that we don’t normally see in romance novels, who has a chance to correct the mistakes of her life and start over. We should all be so lucky.
Kathy’s Faves and Raves / Kathy Boswell – Four Thumbs Up
This is a refreshingly honest look at one woman’s winning battle with menopause, her dreams of being an author and of dealing with the fact when she finally does sell her book. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey and raced through this book in no time flat.
Old Book Barn Gazette / Sue Burke
An incredible book. I really wasn’t sure if the storyline was leaning more toward Gaslight or The Yellow Wallpaper. Maybe a little of both. P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover remains ambiguous to the end. The final chapter isn’t the nicely wrapped package we’ve all come to expect when reading women’s fiction. I can’t wait for Ms. White’s next release.
Escape to Romance / Jane Toombs – Five Roses
This is a deliciously mad romp combined with a wistful sadness that’s thoroughly captivating as Elizabeth Gilmartin, doormat wife, turns into erotica author Lolly Horn. Or does she? Since we meet our heroine locked up in the kind of madhouse only the wealthy can afford, it does raise the question.
All writers of whatever persuasion, published and unpublished, along with romance readers, will have fun with this witty commentary on writing, life and love as Elizabeth/Lolly does her best to pursue the elusive butterfly of happiness along all sorts of unexpected paths.
Rendezvous Online / Virginia Deweese – Rosebud of the Month
Elizabeth Gilmartin is menopausal, but how could such a wonderful woman be crazy? Well, Elizabeth doesn’t think she is. However, her husband and his much younger secretary think her symptoms have gotten the best of her and that she wants nothing more than to ruin her husband’s career. After all, why shouldn’t she be happy cooking, cleaning, and running the very house she detests? Then suddenly she transforms herself into Lolly Horn, author of a best-selling erotic romance novel. This changes the whole direction of her life and eventually her husband’s. When she is incarcerated in an expensive sanitarium you want to rip into her husband and his smirking secretary. However, Ms White leaves the best till last. This is a book I could not put down until I finished it. Any woman of a certain age should read this book. Heck, women of any age should. Ms White has written a winner!
Huntress Book Reviews / Lynne
This is Liz Gilmartin’s story. She was placed into a madhouse by her cheating husband and began to write her ‘Life Notes’. Is she Lolly Horn, an author of sensual romance novels? Does she have an erotic lover? Is she mad or just going through menopause?
I loved this story! For a woman who had her life messed up as much as this book showed, Liz still managed to have fun! A perfect read for women having little problems with menopause! In fact, it may just give women some WILD ideas! Don’t miss this one! Highly recommended reading!
The Belles and Beaux of Romance / Suzanne Coleburn
P.S. I’ve taken a Lover is a book that is ingenious, humorous, thought provoking, and most of all, not to be missed. This book really gets your emotions in a twist and I found myself more than once saying, “That selfish bastard” right out loud. Somebody’s got to save Elizabeth from being incarcerated in the madhouse!
Wait until you see what mischief Elizabeth and Cass get into at the Romance Convention.
Before she leaves the conference Elizabeth enters a contest to write a romance novel and entitles it A Touch Of Fornication. Does this ever set the ball rolling? You will be in hysterics as Elizabeth/Lolly is notified they want to publish her book and they want a publicity picture to put on the back of the book. Who do you call when you are in a panic? Your best friend of course. I know you are going to love what happens next. No, I’m not even going to give you a hint.
P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is a sensational book that will have you cheering for the endearing woman who has become the woman she is meant to be. To find out which one, you’ve got to get a copy of this book and see what all the shouting is about. Patricia Lucas White is an exceptional writer who has brought her book together to perfection. I highly recommend this book. It’s a keeper!
Fictional Pursuits / Theresa Gallup
Elizabeth Gilmartin at the age of 50 has come to a turning point in her life. Certain that she is suffering from “menopausal madness” and has fallen off the edge of sanity into a world of delusion, long-suffering Edgar, Elizabeth’s husband, with the help of his beautiful, devoted secretary, has Elizabeth committed to Harmony House. At Harmony House Elizabeth’s psychiatrist wants her to write her “Life Notes.” Through her Life Notes we find that Elizabeth has been leading a double life as Lolly Horn, a best-selling steamy romance novelist. Or has she? Are her Life Notes truth or delusion?
P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is a fresh and enjoyable read. Pulling for Elizabeth to break out of the “straight jacket” her life has become, and cheering for Lolly Horn, Elizabeth’s alterego that allows Elizabeth to break free of confinement is an empowering journey which any of us might well find ourselves on. Add a handsome mysterious mentor who does just the right things and says just the right words and here’s a story that leaves you saying, “YES!”
Tripod.com / Aimee McLeod – Four Stars – Highly Recommended
After more than twenty years of marriage, Elizabeth Gilmartin has had enough. Menopausal, emotional and pushed beyond normal limits, she finally goes over the edge and has to be committed to a mental institution. But is she truly insane? Or is her confinement just another in a long list of injustices by her controlling husband Edgar.
Within the walls of the institution, Elizabeth is asked to write her “Life Notes”, an autobiographical story of her life and what events took place that led to her stay there. In a cynical, often funny and poignant recounting, Elizabeth tells of her desire to be a writer, her suffering at the hands of the insensitive Edgar and his affair with his much younger secretary. Seemingly severely affected by the change of life for women, Elizabeth vents all her desires into her writing and sells her scandalously wicked book under the penname of Lolly Horn. But is the book and her escapade as Lolly Horn simply the imaginings of a mentally unbalanced woman as Edgar claims or the adventures of a perfectly sane Elizabeth Gilmartin?
Written mostly in the first person, this interesting novel has stayed with me for weeks. Humorous without being funny and complex without being cerebral, P.S. I’VE TAKEN A LOVER is an intelligent, delightful read that will challenge many a reader. Edgar and his overbearing, controlling, sabotage tactics will make you rethink equality in marriage as well as respect. This reviewer has pondered over this book, rereading several sections and discussing it among friends. A great read that will engage your mind as well as your heart. Thank you Patricia Lucas White.
Suite 101.com – Four Stars
After reading the first 3 chapters, I felt like trying my hand again at writing. This book is THAT good. I won’t be surprised when this book makes it to the top of the charts! Deliciously witty and hilarious. Boy can I identify with the heroine and I’m sure a lot of you will, too. This is a must read!
Reviewed by Mary E. Trimble, author of Rosemount
Meek, submissive Elizabeth Gilmartin finds she can no longer deny, even to herself, that she is a writer. Not just a writer of fiction, but sizzling, sensual allusions for which she takes another identity, Lolly Horn. Her husband Edgar, stiff-necked and full of himself, would never approve, nor could he believe that his wife, whom he feels suffers menopausal delusions, is capable of such erotica.
Committed to expensive “Harmony House,” Elizabeth must prove her sanity. But is she sane or mad? Has she been betrayed or is she merely deceiving herself?
P.S. I’ve Taken a Lover is a romping, lively read that takes you through hilarious predicaments, many of which are encouraged by Elizabeth’s impish, lifelong friend, Cass, who delights in aggravating Edgar.
Patricia Lucas White, an award-winning best-selling author has done it again. P.S. I’ve Taken a Lover bursts with energy, twisting and turning at every page. Don’t plan on getting anything else done until you’ve finished this delightful book.
Bridges Magazine / Mary Janice Davidson – Platinum
I love books that break rules, and P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover breaks ’em all. Elizabeth, the heroine, is menopausal, is currently residing in a mental hospital having been put there by her pig husband. Who ever heard of a romance heroine who’s married to the imperfect guy, is menopausal and looney-tunes? Talk about breaking the rules!
Why is Elizabeth there? Does she get out? What about the pig? And, finally, is she crazy?
I’m not telling. Summing up the book any further cheapens White’s outstanding prose and marvelous dialogue. Sprint to the nearest bookstore to pick this one up. — Platinum. Sweet.
The Word On Romance / Jan Crow
Mrs. Edgar Gilmartin, aka Elizabeth Gilmartin, aka resident rug, is an aspiring writer. She had started writing a book years prior but put it on a shelf and hid it once her husband began to make fun of her and berate her for embarrassing him with her lack of talent. Elizabeth’s husband of thirty-three years, Edgar Allen Gilmartin, a successful investment counselor, is very conscious of what people say about him and those around him. He is a “lean and handsome man, a successful man,” a man who has had too much to do and doesn’t have time to worry about the needs, wants or frustrated desires of his wife.
Edgar’s need for a wife was only as a built in cook/housekeeper/social secretary and Mrs. Edgar Gilmartin certainly fit that role. Elizabeth is convinced that her whole life means nothing more than making Edgar’s breakfast, cleaning his house, running his errands and generally taking care of him while slowly letting her own life die. Elizabeth Gilmartin wears gray, seldom leaves the house for anything except errands and has only one friend, Mary Alice Cassidy Bates, her dearest friend since grammar school.
Cass attempts to persuade Elizabeth to go to a writer’s conference with her, yet Elizabeth is afraid that Edgar will not allow her to attend the conference. In a strange twist, Edgar not only allows it, but he makes all the travel arrangements, including the flight, a top notice hotel reservation, and a new outfit to wear befitting a writer. But Elizabeth feels so out of place at the conference that she goes for a walk along the beach after a cocktail party and falls into the water ruining her beautiful outfit. A passerby sees her caught up in the seaweed and helps her get back on her feet, leads her to his cave and helps her dry off before returning back to her suite. He becomes the muse that Elizabeth has needed.
Lolly Horn is born of Elizabeth and becomes the persona that Elizabeth never was but desires to be. Her first book becomes an overnight success. People begin demanding Lolly’s attention and another book. Yet Edgar still doesn’t know. Edgar feels that Elizabeth has lost her mind due to menopause and has her locked away in an insane asylum.
Throughout the book the characters took on such larger than life roles that I could identify with them. The conversation was as if they were sitting in the same room with me. I hated those that Elizabeth/Lolly hated and loved her friend Cass, the flamboyant widow seeking her knight in shining armor. As the story romps through the steps to being an author, publicity and the change that a woman feels when she learns to stand on her own two feet will cause the reader to laugh, cry and pity the characters.
Patricia Lucas White also shows her great talent in weaving what appears to be a contemporary romance to a woman’s fiction and could be a paranormal. She leaves the reader with two questions in their mind. Did Elizabeth really write the book and did she really know the man at the sea, or where they all a figment of her imagination?
I loved this book and highly recommend it to all my friends and readers everywhere. Patricia Lucas White has definitely made a home on my keeper shelf with her book, P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover. Once I picked it up and started reading I couldn’t put it down except when telling other people what a great book it was! Every woman should make a home for this book on her deserted island reader’s list. Here’s a rose, Patricia.
Sime-Gen Reviews / Harriet Klausner- Five Stars
P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is a warm, deep look inside relationships between middle aged people. The taut story line yanks at the emotions of the readers who desperately want Elizabeth to fully come into her own and Edgar to receive his just awards. As audiences know, a Patricia Lucas White novel is always a complex tale that takes fans for an exciting, passionate ride and her newest novel will bring the audience through a gamut of feelings.
Romance Reviews Today / Angela Camp
Filled with witty dialgue throughout the entire book, P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is easily the most intriguing novel I’ve read in quite a while. One can see where Edgar is going pretty much from the beginning, but that just adds to the plot twists in this novel. Elizabeth is well written, especially the glimpses of Lolly Horn in her behavior. Cass makes a perfect foil for Liz, and Edgar and Karoline fill the villain slots very nicely. For a tale that is much more than a run-of-the-mill romance, check out P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover.
What Readers Are Saying
“I think the quality of P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is great. The jacket and printing are first class.” Pat
“If only more writers had the imagination and wit of Patricia White in P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover. She enchants me with touches of magic, surprises me with the twists and turns of her tale, and best of all makes me chuckle. A delight of a story.” Sheila
“Patricia L White’s P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is superbly written! Emotion-triggering! Empowering! Destined to become a bestseller!” Sharon Kay Warren, Author of Angel Fingerprints
“A fun read. Humor, mystery, romance.” Diana
“Patricia White is an incredible talent! Her heroine Elizabeth/Lolly reaches the reader’s heart with laughter ad tears, and most important, touches what dwells deep inside all of us. Bravo!” Vella Munn, author
“Keen wit and talent for words weave a fun-filled tale of literary lunacy. Enjoy!” Mary Lou
“Best-selling author Patricia White has done it again. P.S. I’ve Taken A Lover is a delightful read. Poignant and funny, a must for every dreamer that ever existed.” Tallie
“Patricia, you blew me away. It is such a class act. Clever and complex. Truly unusual. And surprisingly literary. I loved it! A super read! Congratulations, this is some piece of work!” Bernadette
“P.S. I’ve Taken a Lover kept me sleepless most of one night–until I finished it at 4 a.m. White’s inventive and entertaining story is about Elizabeth, a beaten-down housewife who has been incarcerated in a mental institution (for the terrible crime of menopause) by her husband, and Elizabeth’s alter ego, Lolly, a sexy writer of steamy romances. Elizabeth wonders if she is indeed going mad and Lolly is just a figment of her imagination. Unrepentant Lolly seizes the opportunity to finish her next sizzler. Besides Elizabeth/Lolly and her nasty husband, the story also features his predatory secretary, the psychiatrist and nurse who are swayed by Elizabeth’s plight, and Lolly’s secret lover. This fine story masquerades as a comic romance but contains an allegorical tale of woman, reaching out for her dream. This is a great read.” Kathryn North, author of Proud Mari
“I was a fan of Patricia White’s long before reading PS, I’ve Taken a Lover, but this book just blew me away. Not only can this woman write, she can definitely write MY demographic! There’s not a 50 year old woman anywhere who won’t find something to laugh or cry about between these pages. It should be required reading for all women, no matter what their ages, and it wouldn’t hurt a few of the men to read it either. What a hoot! This is an absolutely wonderful story.” Kate Douglas, author of Honeysuckle Rose and On Wings Of Love
“I picked up Patricia Lucas White’s new book P.S. I’ve Taken a Lover and read it in one sitting: mesmerized, in agony, and cheering like crazy. While I do read romance novels with nubile young heroines (most of them apparently about 17) I have continued to hope for a protagonist with a few more miles on her and there she was. I was stunned to read about myself — hell, about my life — in this book. Men like Edgar are so common among my generation that altogether too many of us married them. Not only did I appreciate the skillful character development and the gripping plot, but bless you all for good grammar, spelling, punctuation, and an awareness that spell check is not enough! Thank you Patricia. Thank you LionHearted.” J. Binard
“This book has it all. Plot, power, detailed but not overly intrusive subplots and minor characters. Patricia Lucas White has written a tale that paints with all her artists colors.” Margaret
“Just finished P.S. I’ve Taken a Lover and had to comment. What a story! What an author! I became so emotionally involved that I wanted to reach out and give Edgar a good slap (among other things). These characters will remain with me for a very long time.” Rita Toews (co-author of the award winning novel – The Price of Freedom)
“Elizabeth Gilmartin is a wonderfully constructed character, as are all the others, in this exciting and emotional tale of an author-gone-underground. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading more of Ms. White’s fabulous work!” E. L. Noel, author of The L’arobi Frame