5.0 out of 5 stars
I had just taken a trip with a fictional best friend to the coast of Spain and back
By Cynthia Magriel Wetzler on September 22, 2015
When I finished reading Nancy Farkas' novel, "This Nearly Was Mine" a few months ago I turned the last page, shut the book and sighed. I had just taken a trip with a fictional best friend to the coast of Spain and back. She had shared her deepest feelings with me with a wide-open generosity, a delightful innocence and a hard-won wisdom. Plus she made me laugh. I knew this fictional girl and later woman. I was compelled to have my own conversations with her character, Annie. "I know, I know, Annie," I wanted to say. "I've felt exactly the same way." What I didn't expect was for the story to linger with me, long after I had tucked it away in my bookcase. Nancy Farkas has a captivating narrative voice. Enjoy it!