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Summary

The USA Today bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids returns with a tale of two generations of women reconciling family secrets and past regrets.

Life’s beautiful for seventysomething influencer Gloria Rose, in her Upper West Side loft with rooftop garden and scores of Instagram followers - until she gets word that her old flame has been arrested for art theft and forgery, and, knowing her own involvement in his misdeeds decades earlier, decides to flee. But that plan is complicated when the nieces she raised are thrown into crises of their own.

Willow, overshadowed by her notorious singer-songwriter mother, has come home to lick her wounds on the heels of a failed album and yet another disastrous relationship. Sam, prickly and fiercely independent, is on the verge of losing not only her beloved video game company but the man she loves, thanks to her inability to keep her always-simmering anger in check.

With the FBI closing in, Willow’s career in shambles, and Sam’s tribulations reaching a peak, each of the three woman will have to reckon with and reconcile their interwoven traumas, past loves, and the looming consequences that could either destroy their futures or bring them closer than ever.

©2021 Barbara Samuel (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“Barbara O’Neal weaves an irresistible tale of creativity, forgery, family, and the FBI in Write My Name Across the Sky. Willow and Sam are fascinating, and their aunt Gloria is my dream of an incorrigible, glamorous older woman.”—Nancy Thayer, bestselling author of Family Reunion

Write My Name Across the Sky is an exquisitely crafted novel of three remarkable women from two generations grappling with decisions of the past and the consequences of where those young, impetuous choices have led. A heartfelt story of passion, devotion, and family told as only Barbara O’Neal can.”—Suzanne Redfearn, #1 Amazon bestselling author of In an Instant 

“With its themes of creativity and art, Write My Name Across the Sky is itself like a masterfully executed painting. Using refined brushstrokes, O’Neal builds her vivid, complex characters: three independent women in one family who can’t quite come to terms with their fierce feelings of love for one another. O’Neal deftly switches between three points of view, adding layers of family history into this intimate and satisfying study of how women make tough choices between love and creativity and family and freedom.”—Glendy Vanderah, Washington Post bestselling author of Where the Forest Meets the Stars 

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  • 27-06-22

Totally a waste of time

I gave up my best to make it through, but I finally quit five chapters before the end of the book realizing I had wasted way too many brain cells with what I had done so far. I kept thinking that there was a story that was going to come along it was far too long of a book not to have something happening. I have not led a very exciting life and my life would have surpassed the story in this book many times over.

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  • Traci Derington
  • 29-03-22

Snore

This book was so highly rated that I thought it was going to be a real winner. It took me weeks to get all the way through it because it was so boring. It did not hold my attention at all because the storyline moves so slowly. In their attempt to build a full storyline for three characters, it drew the entire book out unnecessarily.

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  • DS
  • 22-09-21

Cute story

Cute story even if not that believable. Also the author does not seem to understand that bacterial and viral meningitis are not the same infectious disease.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-09-21

Annoying Narrator

Sam’s narrator is super annoying. Too breathy and dramatic. Every sentence sounds like a soap opera. Couldn’t finish the book, even though the story was interesting. Hate it when that happens.

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  • S. Webber
  • 07-04-22

just Ok.

I found this book uninteresting. My mind wandered off several times. Not for me I am afraid.

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  • angie mobley
  • 15-08-21

Great read

I have read all of Barbara O’Neal’s books and after each one I say “this was my favorite. Saying it again. Loved the story, the characters and the narrators. Did not want it to end.

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  • Sandy Aragon
  • 18-11-21

Two sisters and an aunt struggling with each other

Pretty good plot and the relationships done well. My biggest criticism is that the male voices did not come across well. They sounded female thinly disguised.

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  • Kat P.
  • 31-10-21

Another fabulous book by Barbara O'Neal

I think this is the 3rd book by Barbara O'Neal that I have read! I stayed up reading nearly all night the first night! Her characters are very real and each one's story is very relatable and compelling. I highly recommend this and I would say all of her books I have your are impossible to put down. Check any of them out, you will likely look for the next one!

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  • Kaylee Smith
  • 30-10-21

One of the very best stories I've listened to !!

I love the charactes so much, the narration was perfect. I wish there was a Book 2

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  • Sharon de Wilzen
  • 29-09-21

Great story

This was a lovely story, 3 different women and 3 stories intertwined. I loved it

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