A School of Daughters
It's funny how things sneak up on you....
After 22 years of marriage, Kate Willoughby loves her husband, Brian, with an even greater passion than when she spoke her vows. "My world spins on his axis," she says. But when Kate finds a love letter to Brian from “Micky,” she’s torn between proving Brian’s innocence and nailing him to the wall with his guilt.
Seeking comfort and guidance, Kate turns to the one constant in her life: her animals. No surprise since Kate is a champion for throwaways—discarded dogs and cats, abandoned horses bound for slaughter, and all creatures great and small. But she never imagined she would become a throwaway herself. Yet few things are as they seem. Finding evidence that Brian still loves her, Kate is at a fork. Does she follow her human heart...or animal instincts?
"MacKenzie is a strong writer. Her evocative use of metaphors...combined with the steady revelation of Brian’s secrets and deceits, will keep readers engaged...Kate’s first-person narration gives readers a deep look into her thoughts, and fans of character-driven fiction will appreciate the intimacy of her portrayal and the power of her emotions. MacKenzie also does an effective job of incorporating the many animal characters into the story, allowing them to reveal Kate’s struggle without turning them into stand-ins for humans...An intensely emotional and engaging tale of marriage, separation, and growth." Kirkus Reviews