I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Sharon Miller is an indieBRAG MEDALLION HONOREE.
We all hope to meet and fall in love with our soul mates, but for Ann Robinson, her husband, Foster was not that person. Abusive, cruel and controlling Foster silenced Anna as only a man of his demeanor does well.
An intelligent woman, Anna escapes and finds home in Arizona. Doing what she loves most, Anna joins an archaeological team and begins to dig for remnants of the past – not hers but the Native American’s long gone. Her unique gift allows her to connect with those long ago people, her preternatural ability to touch sherds of pottery allow her to connect to the past through touch, sight and smell.
“You did touch her. The clay brought her to you. Every piece of ancient pottery on this land has a maker, and a story, and a song. They say “the clay remembers the hands that made it.” You don’t need to be Native American and you don’t need to know why it happens. Celebrate it. Open your mind and heart to the stories the earth wants you to hear.”
Although Anna is able to give voice to the silent women of the past, she struggles to overcome her abuser and begin life anew. She knows how important it is to her to find her inner voice and strength; it could mean life or death!
The Clay Remembers is a touching, positive and insightful story with emotional depth that reader cannot help but experience. Every woman should have her voice and power; Sharon Miller demonstrates the importance through Anna. A masterful storyteller, Miller makes powerful connections to her readers through her book.
Miller does not allow her readers to become bogged down with negative feelings; there is laughter, love and lightness to the story that does not take away from her message.
Miller’s inclusion of historically accurate information is a treat; deeply researched. Well written with superb character development; plot development is excellent as well. Her insight into different personalities is strong.
This is an excellent book. Methodical, Miller builds a story and it plays out smoothly and meaningfully. A first time author, Miller hits a homerun. A true storyteller, Miller will continue to wow her readers.
WordsAPlenty gives this book a well-deserved 5 star rating.
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