PositiveLibrary Journal... [Cross-Smith] display[s] skill and a knack for detailed descriptions ... Though uneven, several entertaining stories make this collection best for voracious short story fans.
MixedLibrary JournalGould\'s second novel...is essentially about how parenting can be rewarding but also challenging; the music angle alluded to in the title is secondary. The character development is uneven, and the parenting angle is often tedious, but fans of women\'s fiction about young mothers, daughters, and life dreams might enjoy it.
RaveLibrary Journal... chapters alternate between Alice and Nellie, though more chapters are dedicated to modern-day Alice and her escalating power struggle with Nate; Nellie’s chapters transport readers to a time that was much different yet in some ways the same ... Brown kills it; her latest is a winner so captivating that fans of modern and old-fashioned stories about women could easily read it in one day.