Welcome to P. L. Reid | An American Author. Whether you are a reader looking for a fresh, innovative voice in literary fiction, or a book club that supports independent artists, I invite you to take a moment to look around and get to know my work--and me. You'll soon discover that a love of history influences my characters, their ethnicity, and the locale of my books. I am always yearning to tell the stories of forgotten voices from long ago, and illustrate the impact of God's love and grace upon our
"Just finished Weaver's Loom....WOW, tons of history in there....sooo interesting! And the emotions I had during the whole book.....crying, happy, scared, etc., etc......Just an amazing story.....WELL DONE.....could not put it down...you have a gift!"
"This story was incredible...I simply cannot express the words to tell you how much I loved it. Your writing is fantastic and I truly feel that is an understatement. I have always felt that the Holocaust is a part of history that we should NEVER forget and you brought it to me in a completely different perspective than I am used to. Thank you so much for sharing this story, it really has had an impact and I will be recommending it to friends. Where can I go to share my opinion? This story needs to be brought to light!"
"I give this book a five star rating. I wasn't asked to rate it (technically I was asked to read & review it on Amazon.com, which I did) but since I took the time to read and review it elsewhere, I figured why the heck not? This book is historical fiction, a first for me. I can't even begin to guess the amount of woman hours that went into researching this puppy. It is full of fascinating history. Not a history buff? Don't be put off by the scholarly introduction I've given this novel. No, no sister, this one is so much more than that. The book tells the tale of of two women living in Hungary, during the Nazi invasion of World War II. Eva, a well loved pillar in the Jewish community, and Izabel, a Rromani Gypsy, shunned by decent honest village folk. Both women suffer unspeakable tragedy at the hands of fate, while building an unlikely bond that defies logic. This is a haunting story. It outlines the plight of two communities set to be slaughtered. Incorporating the often overlooked history of the Gypsies (I don't remember them in the US History books, do you?) and making the many connections that existed between the groups, all the while maintaining a solid story is no easy feat (as a writer trust me on this). I felt The Weaver's Loom did this effortlessly. It brought tears to my eyes. There were several scenes that I put the book down and came back later (It was just too much to bear all at once); but I always came back. I highly recommend you pick it up or add a copy to your ereader list. To learn more about Ms. Reid or to purchase her book check out her website:www.plreid.com."
"You are very talented at painting a picture and character development. Seriously enjoyed it - full gamut of emotions - and couldn't put it down."
"Your language is soaring, so poetic! Write another one!"
"A damned good story it is, too, if I say so myself."
"It's a tribute to your family--very moving."
"I LOVE your novel and will make comments about it on Facebook when it comes up for publication. It's material everyone should know."
"I want to say that your writing is beautiful; you have your own style and it isn't like anyone else's. Your use of language is elegant."