" The first half of this quirky first-person POV debut novel delighted me so much that I sent a note to the author through the publisher telling her I took it with me to the doctor's office and hoped the doctor would be running late so I could read and read and read in the waiting room. The main character, an under-achieving middle-aged woman, puts her past behind her and finds that she can read the minds of her pets, and vice versa. That sounds corny, I know, but this writer pulls it off, so convincingly, and with such humor, that I found myself thinking, Of course we can read one another's minds! Why not? But then the author, like her protagonist, wanders off from the life she's made, and the book falls away, losing its focus, its intention, and much of its sense of humor. What happened? This might have been THE book to head up my end of the year gift-list must-buys for literary friends. It was headed there. For the dry humor and spirit of the first half of the book, I still rate it highly--and I'll look for novel #2 from Margaret Hawkins. "
— Anastasia, 12/13/2013