Partly Sunny

Fiction - Womens
271 Pages
Reviewed on 01/28/2014
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Author Biography

As a native Houstonian, a rarity these days, Terry holds two licensures in the state of Texas: one in chemical dependency counseling, the other in massage therapy. In 2004, she trained to be a volunteer for Houston Hospice, a life-changing training session she believes would benefit all. -“Hospice, contrary to popular belief, is not about dying. Hospice is about helping people live until they die.”

Although writing has been a part of her genetic lineage, the writing bug didn’t officially bite until 2007. From that point on, her true life passion sprouted and came into full bloom. She is an observer by nature…ask any close friend or family member. She has studied lines and movie dialogues for years, which can often become annoying to said above friends and family. -“I can see the bobble-head nodding!”

When Terry writes, she pulls from what she knows—real people, real life and all the obstacles in between. Her intent is to deliver stories with wisdom, warmth, a medley of emotions and always a touch of humor, which she often finds to be the elixir of life.

Saving Gracie, Terry’s first novel, released by World Castle Publishing in 2012 won the Best New Fiction Beverly Hills Award. Partly Sunny, released late 2013 is receiving heart-warming reviews and book #3, Time Trials, is still a work in progress.

Come visit Terry's blog "Terry's Leeway-The Way I Roll" -

    Book Review

Reviewed by Barbara Garcia for Readers' Favorite

Partly Sunny by Terry Lee is the poignant story of Darcy, a thirty-year-old woman living in Houston at the Fountain Oaks Apartments. With much of the story centering on this location, we are introduced to various characters that come into her life. It's through these characters that she finds her life changing in unexpected, though not unwelcome ways. Thinking herself to be on the right path to achieve what she believes to be the life she wants, it's these characters, along with her best friend Miranda's unexpected pregnancy, that slowly reveal to her what's really important in life. The elderly and ever brusque apartment manager, Ms. Viola, also proves to be a big influence as well. Sometimes the road to our 'fairytale life' is paved with potholes, and the castle at the end of the road turns out to be an apartment, but as long as it's filled with people we love, isn't that what really matters?

Partly Sunny is an incredibly heartwarming story. Author Terry Lee has created such wonderful and diverse characters and situations that you can't help but really like them all. Great character building gave Darcy, and all the characters involved in her life, such depth and reality. Even Ms. Viola, with her brusque and sometimes harsh attitude, is shown to be a diamond in the rough, hiding behind her own walls to keep the hurts out. From the mundane to the shocking, all the events in Darcy's life lead her to the discovery I wish all young women could make: sometimes happiness isn't really out there somewhere, it's quite often right beneath your very nose. I highly recommend Partly Sunny, and most especially to anyone still looking for their fairytale. Maybe it's not as far away as you think.

Karen Barber Doughtie

i truly enjoyed this book so much i read in one day! The chracters were so believable and i especially liked Darcy's family. The chracters that lived at the apartment were just so real..everyday life yet full of adventure. Makes one believe in the kindness of strangers. Another great book Terry! Keep 'um comin'.


Terry Lee's writing style, once again, reels you in with her quick wit and clever dialog!!


Again, Terry has written a book filled with characters I wanted to get to know and put them into a life filled with lessons and insight.

Terry G

The writing is clever and so witty, but most of all REAL.


I loved everything about this book. Funny, sad, emotional and great happy ending.


The author creates empathy for her characters with superb use of dialogue and imagery.


As A Houstonian, I was able to relate to so many aspects of her story.