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Published June 2020 by MIdTown Publishing
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Taylor
Thank you so much to LSBBT, the publisher, and the author for providing me with a finished copy in exchange for an honest review. 

"What's wrong is seldom one thing; it's one more thing."

You know that saying: "When it rains, it pours"? It's a phrase typically used to describe an onslaught of similar events that occur over a short period of time. Considering the pile of problems accumulating for the Havliceks, it's pretty spot on. Which is rather ironic given that one of their primary issues is a
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Mike
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Slanted Light is a compelling story of contemporary ranch life in small town Texas. Its story and characters were well developed, and thanks to the exemplary description, a reader can get fully immersed into a life lived by generations of rural Texans. Hard work was second nature, and family values were the conduit that kept everything together.

One thing I never really considered before about that lifestyle, and I’m glad the author pointed it out, is that ranch owners needed to have patience in
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Ruthie Jones
“Too many choices are as hard to deal with as having none.”

Slanted Light by Teddy Jones is a gentle look at familial relationships and navigating the challenges and complexities of careers, marriage, parenthood, adolescence, and aging. Nothing prepares a person for hardships, especially within relationships, but how those difficult times are handled defines everyone involved. Claire and J.D. Havlicek are busy with their careers as a nurse practitioner and rancher, respectively, and closing down
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Christena
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She, said, “The first thing we have to do, Claire, is find a woman who can clean for both us. I got smart and gave up housework years ago. You should learn early.””

Stories do not have to have pretty wrapped up ribbon endings. Reading stories that are real can make you uncomfortable at times. Real enough where you feel the emotions of what the various characters are experiencing because you have kind of experienced similar emotions or situations. This is the splendid writing of Slanted Light, by
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Karen Renner
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Slanted Light, the second book in the Jackson Pond series by Teddy Jones, continues the story of a West Texas ranching family. Jones realistically portrays a family working its way through problems despite several different roadblocks. The characters are compelling and realistic and are people that I feel like I have known. The West Texas setting is true to life and not one that is easy to depict unless one has lived there. It is an enjoyable read, and I am eager to read the next book in this se ...more
Jill Coupe
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Under the capable hands of a very wise author with a wonderful sense of humor, the Havlicek family in Jackson's Pond, Texas, deals with what seem at times to be insurmountable problems. You'll be glad you got to know these characters and stuck with them to the end. ...more
Richard Hillman
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Teddy Jones has done it again! Her engaging prose drew me to a place beyond my experience. Slanted Light interested me in the troublesome affairs of characters with whom I might never interact. Yet there is something universal in their story. Highly recommended for those seeking a meaningful novel.
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