Oh, dear me.
Helen Simonson, I owe you my utmost apologies.
You were right.
This book is a keeper.
I did have my doubts.
I wasn't sold right away.
But now I know -
Major Pettigrew is a stud, Mrs. Ali is a looker, and Edgecombe St. Mary is the new Hamptons. They are THE people to hang with.
Now they are my pals, my peeps.
Mrs. Simonson, I am so glad that you didn't want to "write about drug addicts and sex at truck stops" as you stated at the Tucson Book Festival.
I am glad that you "see the world differently" ; that you gave friendship a sense of passion.
I do believe that your first time effort is praiseworthy and delicious.
I most humbly grovel before you.
Forgive me for doubting.
I am, most humbly yours,
Inside a Book.
PS. Where can I get a Major Pettigrew action figure?