The language of Cioffa is a poet. The world of Harry is equally painful and beautiful and you can’t help but fall in love with her brashness and vulnerability. A story of a girl figuring her way to being a woman and who she truly is. The world Cioffa created is realistic and easy to connect with. I laughed as much as I cried as the story whipped around me. I could not put the book down and I can’t wait for the sequel!
I’m in awe. Her writing is flawless. I’ve been dreading the moment when I would turn the final page – I wanted more… in fact, there is more. I can’t get Harrison out of my head – she makes me re-think everything I know of my life – and makes me want to live life even more fully.
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Trust, doubt, love, and the rawness of life wrapped into one story that leaves you questioning your very core.
Wonderful journey of navigating your way in a mixed up world. Do yourself a favor… READ THIS BOOK!
Not your typical book about love, loyalty, friendship and sisterhood. This is a sisterhood amongst girlfriends that are there for each other through the good times and the bad. The girlfriends we all have and cherish…or wish we had.
I was always impressed at how courageous a writer you are and am pleased by your string of publications. Keep writing your fine prose.
The magic of Cioffa’s debut novel, The Vast Landscape, ultimately shines its light on the power of the written word to illuminate the depths of human experience, and allow the spirit to soar unbound by its physical reality and limitations through its brash heroine, Harrison.
This is the type of book that you can – and will – read within a day. The ending to the previous book, The Vast Landscape, left me feeling lost and unsure and wanting so much more, and Ms. Cioffa delivers it all in GEORGIA PINE. The Cove is a place I wish I could be, smell, feel, and just experience the life and love that descends upon and from this magically place. Though I am found of the lovely Georgia, my heart was taken by the quirky and odd Maxine and the bond between sisters is something beautifully demonstrated. Prepare to ugly cry your way through another story of Harrison’s family and the duality of realities that exist.
For those of you who fell in love with Harry in “The Vast Landscape” and wanted the saga to continue, Jacqueline Cioffa has answered your call with her new novel, “Georgia Pine”. It continues the story of Harrison, Zack and their daughter Addie and her 4 girls – each one uniquely searching for her own happiness. Interwoven into this is the story of the narrator, who, after an accident that has left her permanently physically disabled, is able to escape her broken body into the vast landscape of her imagination. And in so doing unwittingly inspires a reader, who is walking a tightrope between living and dying, to opt for hope. Another great read from Ms. Cioffa! She continues to top my list, along with Kristin Hannah and Penny Vincenzi.
Well you did it again Jackie congratulations on an awesome book! I loved Georgia Pine and had to reassure the twins I was indeed ok as I sobbed finishing it today. You my friend are an incredible writer.
Such a great Author. Read 'The Vast Landscape', which was so heartfelt. Which was a book I could not put down. Georgia Pine is a sequel to the story and as well a great book. Thank You Jacqueline Cioffa for writing such awesome words.
My copy arrived in time for the Holiday weekend – I could barely focus on anything else – JC delivers again. Spectacular, I could picture myself @ The Cove – and I’m not sure New Orleans will ever be the same for me.. Thanks Jackie for sharing your brilliant mind with us again – and I’m holding out hope for another…