Good to Her

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
313 Pages
Reviewed on 05/28/2013
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Author Biography

Enid Harlow is the author of three novels: GOOD TO HER (Strategic Book Publishing, Houston, TX); A BETTER MAN (Van Neste Books, Midlothian, Virginia); and CRASHING (St. Martin’s Press, New York). Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals of national distinction including Boulevard, TriQuarterly, Nimrod, Ontario Review, Notre Dame Review, North Atlantic Review, and The Southern Review, among others. Ms. Harlow has received two PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards and a fellowship in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She lives and writes in New York, the city of her birth.

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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

“Good to Her” by Enid Harlow is a well-written novel. It is the love story of Nate and Sallie. It is the story of New York’s famous Dinty Moore’s restaurant and the owner James Moore. It is a story that takes place from 1935 to 1964. We travel through the days of Prohibition, changing politics, the Broadway theatre and the everyday life of two people. Nate and Sallie are the main characters of “Good to Her”. Nate is 46, an established businessman and Sallie at 20 years old, is the much younger beautiful woman, fresh from a small town in Indiana. She has come to New York to become a star. Nate falls in love with her at first sight. Nate and Sallie marry have two girls; live in a beautiful New York apartment. However, most of the story takes place in Dinty Moore’s. Nate being a long-time customer and friend of James Moore, has his own table and you can find him there most nights. Sallie joins him often but she prefers dancing and usually has a job at one of the local dance clubs. We meet famous actors and actresses, sports figures along the way, share in some card games and talk a lot with James Moore. Mostly we share Nate’s thoughts about life and his strong love for Sallie and his daughters. No matter what happens we are always reminded by Sallie how good to her Nate is.

“Good to Her” has some great New York City history. The characters are strong and likable. The plot keeps going until the very end and it will make you both cry and smile all at the same time. I really liked this book and look forward to reading more from Enid Harlow.