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The Coconut Latitudes READER REVIEWS
“Gardner has written a heart-wrenching and eloquent book. I wept through her fears as I turned the pages and was blown away by the courage Rita didn’t know she had.”
“The narrative, revolving around a terrible secret which the family is forced to keep, is as compelling as the language is seductive. I was hooked from page one.”
—DONVE LEE, author, An Intimate War
“I’m touched and moved and inspired. This story is told with bravery, candor, compassion, and authenticity.
—BETSY GRAZIANI FASBINDER, author, Fire & Water
“The writing is fast-paced and keeps the reader engaged throughout. I hope that this is the first book of many more to come; this is an author with a lot to offer”
—LYNN GESKE-MORGAN, Goodreads 5-Stars
“Gardner writes so well you can almost smell the ocean and feel the mud— like you’re right there with her. I really enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting.”
—ASHLEY, Goodreads, 5-Stars
“Gardner’s memoir is heartfelt and well-written. She paints a wonderful picture of the Dominican Republic…and while she had a difficult upbringing and faced tragedy at times, the book is not depressing, nor does Gardner write with self-pity…this is a very enjoyable read!”
—KATHY AK, Goodreads 4-Stars