‘Return To Poughkeepsie’ (RTP) was in my ‘Top 15 Books of 2013″ for a very good reason; it is A M A Z I N G!
Some of you know that I am personal friends with our lovely-foul-mouthed-sweet as a sugar cube- Debra Anastasia (DA) (I call her my fart-princess and if you have read her posts then you know why) BUT let me tell you I am not biased AT ALL when loving this read!
Debra’s catch phrase is “Let Me Tell You A Story…” and she is a glorious story teller.
We see the return of our favorite characters in RTP, focused mainly on Beckett and his struggles to except his lot in life and that he is a good guy deep down and with all his faults he is loved. Loved I tell you, LOVED.
As usual we see DA use her infinite flair for words, phrases, thoughts, relationships and life. She did not for one sentence let us down with the LONG anticipated wait for this second installment of “The Brotherhood Series”.
I once asked Debra where she got the idea for this story and she replied, “I saw a homeless man one day and I realized that we are all people no matter our status in life. I wanted to share a story that was different and made people think.’
And she did just that, ten fold.
DA takes us on a a wild stroll of emotions in RTP and I have my walking shoes on.
Beckett Taylor is a murderer. His calling, his craft are destruction and intimidation—whether he wants it that way now or not. He left Poughkeepsie to keep his brothers safe, to keep Eve safe. Set up with happy lives to live, they’re better off without him, right?
“Brother, call Eve. I’ll be there soon.”
About The Author
Debra Anastasia is busy, just like every other mom. There’s dinner, the dogs, the two kids, the two kids, and her ongoing battle with…ahem… digestive issues, which combined with her adolescent boy sense of humor makes for colorful and sometimes cringe-worthy social media updates. Her first love and crowning achievement is her thriving career as the weirdest mom on the block.
She’s eternally grateful to Omnific Publishing, which has now published four of her books: two in the Seraphim Series and two in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, as well as her novella, Late Night with Andres. That one is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!) She also very much appreciates her open-minded readers, who embrace everything she has to offer, with a focus on anti-heroes and bathroom humor.
Debra lives in Maryland with her family.