Lovers ...is a study in character development; through flashbacks, we live through brutality and loss with Lynn, and when she wins, we know it is because her life has taught her to be strong.In Print
Lovers in the Present Afternoon ...draws you into the life of Lynn by balancing her two relationships, one waning and one waxing... Flashbacks to the traumatic moments of her life help illuminate Lynnâ€™s struggle with her past... The authorâ€™s portraiture is truly sharp; you believe that you have met these people somewhere in your lifetime. It is not just the portraiture that makes this novel, but the sense of transcending years of acculturation that the reader takes part in with Lynn. The two talents an author needs are characters that live and story lines that carry us along. Fleming has both here... In all, an excellent novel in just about every aspect.