Monday, July 30, 2012

Review of A Work in Progress

Last week I posted about Brad Cotton's new book A Work in Progress.  If you missed it, you can find it here.  The post includes a giveaway of the book, as well as Amazon gift cards.  Check it out!

I can't even put into works how much I enjoyed reading this book, but I'm going to try.

A Work in Progress is the story of Danny Bayle, a 28 year old writer who has not been able to connect his thoughts to paper in a long time.  Now, he finds himself having to rebuild his life after his girlfriend, Carah, ended their relationship and his grandfather passed away all in the same week.

He tries to move on in new relationships, meet new people, and learn new things in an attempt to build a different life for himself.  Each of these experiences brings a new understanding.  He joins a therapy group, learns how to play drums, and tries his hand at a couple other relationships along the way.  His new friends include a free-spirited friend of his best friend, another writer, a young artist,  and an elderly caretaker.

Will he be able to get over Carah?  Will he ever have the inspiration to write again?

A Work in Progress elicits a realm of emotions, from sorrow and pain to love and understanding.  The characters are all very unique but much can be learned from each one of them.  With various challenges in their own life, the rawness of their portrayal digs deep into the psyche in a way that can’t be explained.

This is a novel that can be read over and over and will show new aspects each time.  I definitely recommend it!

To find your copy on Amazon, click here

To check out Brad's website, click here


  1. That really sounds like a great story.

  2. Hi Heather,
    Thanks for the follow up article in regards Brad Cotton's new book. I shall duly check him out.
    All the best to you and happy writing :)

  3. Hello *waves* I just found your blog. Looks so fun!

    And this book sounds great!

  4. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the review!