Cross Your Fingers

Fiction - General
266 Pages
Reviewed on 03/28/2015
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Author Biography

K L Finalley wrote her first book at age thirteen when her observations about her friends evolved into an unsolicited collection of short stories. Since then, both her appreciation for friendship and her storytelling ability have progressed. After earning a bachelor’s degree and pursuing her master’s degree at the University of North Florida, she has worked for a Fortune 100 healthcare benefits company, been elected to local government, and serves as a notary public. But, she always returns to writing.

When she is not travelling to all the MLB baseball parks with her wife, she is creating playlists and enjoying the sunshine.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jane Finch for Readers' Favorite

Cross Your Fingers by K.L. Finalley is the story of Jacqueline Emerson who, as the Managing Editor of a reputable newspaper, has achieved success at the age of 32. In a comfortable relationship with Mallory and exciting challenges with work, she is not even aware of what her life is missing until she goes on holiday with her friends and she begins to look at her life differently. Friends are not what they seem and Jacqueline finds herself re-evaluating relationships, her career, and her very sanity as life seems to spiral out of control.

Jacqueline is used to having control in her job as Managing Editor and finds it difficult when things happen that cause her to lose that control. K.L. Finalley has written a story here that places the main character in an unfamiliar situation and shows how she does – or does not – cope. It’s about things that have been taken for granted, and realising their significance when life does not continue in an orderly and planned manner. Jacqueline discovers that people are not who they seem to be and it forces her to look at her life in a new and fresh way. It’s an interesting storyline with realistic characters, and the author has created a good story from a scenario that many readers will relate to. What should have been a fun vacation turned into a life-changing experience. It's an example of how things can change quickly and dramatically. A nice writing style and an enjoyable read.