Written on My Heart: A Novel
It’s been more than a decade since her mother Carlie disappeared. Florine has done her best to keep life moving. Now in her twenties, Florine has married her childhood friend Bud, and the two are building a family of their own. But their lives and those of their closest friends are not without personal problems, and compounding everything is the mystery of Carlie, still hanging over their heads and with new clues starting to surface.
Morgan Callan Rogers’s new novel Written on My Heart is anything but straightforward; this novel touches on all kinds of topics as it follows the normal lives of a young family in the Vietnam era. Florine is feisty and fierce, willing to stand up for what she believes in and willing to do anything for her family and those she loves. Even when she has to make the difficult decision of how to deal with her husband’s alcoholic tendencies, Florine is strong and admirable. The other people in her life add color to the story, and readers will grow to love best friend Dottie, war vet Glen, pastor Billy, mother-in-law Ida, and perhaps even the spiteful Stella. This is a great book that is hard to put down.
Morgan Callan Rogers