Friday, April 16, 2010

Blog Tour: How Clarissa Burden Learned To Fly

How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly is the transcendent story of a young woman who, in a twenty-four hour period, journeys through startling moments of self-discovery that lead her to a courageous and life-altering decision.

My Thoughts:
Oh my did this book NOT disappoint! It ran the gamut of emotions from super depressing to extreme joy. I felt for Clarissa. I loved how she changed and actually evolved as a character. I was cheering her on and hoping that she smartened up about her tool of a husband! I hate to admit the little devil in me, laughed when she was planning the many ways of her husband's demise. I felt so much pity for her and her sad little marriage. She wasn't without fault but her story did tug at a few of the old heart strings.

I was impressed with Connie May Fowler's writing. I enjoyed how the book flowed. There wasn't a single wasted word or page. There are a few flaws but they get outweighed by the story and the characters. I even loved that darn fly! You'll have to read it to understand what I mean ;)

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  1. Melissa, thank you so much for this great review and for helping to spread the news of How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly! I deeply appreciate it! And for your readers, if any of them are in book clubs, I'm happy to meet with them via Skype. If they'd like to learn more about Clarissa Burden, they can long onto And the official book trailer is up on YouTube:

    Thanks again, Melissa. You rock!

  2. I loved the fly also! And you are spot on about the writing. This was a wonderful read!


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