This is my fall story I wrote last year about a small town fall festival in the 1920s. I based the story in the town where my parents grew up and named the main characters after my great-grandparents. I cheated a little on the dates since they would’ve been older in the 1920s than I have them in the story. Here’s the review:
“Carver’s Fall takes you back into the world of small town America in the 1920’s. I love the language and the atmosphere created by Ms. Chantal. But what I loved most of all were the sweet characters. Carver Fowler and Mallie Phillips were like real people to me. Perhaps because the author took the names of her distant relatives. I felt like I knew them and was drawn into their world.
The language is evocative and descriptive. I could see Mallie’s dresses. The mystery kept me turning the pages to find the culprit. My only complaint was that the story ended too soon. I was sucked in and put down other books to finish this one. Bravo, Ms. Chantal. You’ve created a delightful historical slice-of-life.”