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One of the best books of 2015

Simmons does not hold back, showing with deft skill the brutal damage that foster care, abuse, addiction, poverty, and hopelessness can wreak on human lives, while neither reducing her characters to mere victims nor denying them their share of courage and strength.

—IndieReader Review

Makes clear why the first book, How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch, has become a bestseller and gotten a lot of attention.

The shifting point of view of the four main characters gives the narrative a freshness and depth. It’s the kind of book where you become friends with the characters by the book’s end. Though it covers the gamut of difficult issues such as domestic violence and addiction, it is not unrelentingly dark, as family dramas can sometimes be. There’s hope and humor among the turmoil. Simmons is a gifted and multi-faceted writer, and the Morrow Girls series has earned its accolades. Check this one out.

— Self-Publishing Review (Lysa Grant)

A happy accidental find!

I read this novel front to back in one day! After reading How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch, I just HAD to grab this one to see how the Morrow Girls fared at the end of the first book. The three oldest girls, plus Pecan tell their own stories in this tale. I'm amazed, again, at how the writing in this novel gives you a piece of everyone-- how some of the girls endear themselves to Pecan, how some of them worshipped and revered RIcky, how some have pulled away altogether. And as the girls grow into women, how Pecan tries to keep them from making the mistakes that she made as a young woman who didn't know any better.

I'm chomping at the bit for book three but I am told it'll be awhile. I'll be waiting!

—Amazon (D.L. White)

5 stars!

Great book! I loved to see how the characters have developed. I can't wait for the next book.

—Amazon (Chris Cole)

Read thru the night to finish!

Couldn't put it down! A great book for a gloomy day. Not a light-hearted read, for sure, but one that made me see how life can get in the way. Enjoyed the complexity of the Morrow women. Waiting for the 3rd. book.

—Amazon (Francie Garneau)

Loved the story, and will definitely be on the lookout for number three in the series.

Blue Sky by Bryant Simmons was a good read. Although I hadn’t read the first one, the brief synopsis at the beginning helped me to understand the background of the story. The four separate stories in the book are very skillfully woven together in one incredible novel that made me wish I had read the first one, and I will definitely be looking for the next one. The characters were well developed, the tale had real meaning to it, not rambling like some stories do but with a definite direction in mind.

—Readers' Favorite Review

AMAZING.... 

Ok.. I have digested this incredible story for a little bit now, and I will string a few words together... I know I won't do it justice.. but I will try.

In Blue Sky, the story continues immediately after the end of How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch (Morrow Girls #1). I truly loved this.. You get to grow with them and are a part of their family, their individuality, their first loves and their heartaches. These girls are broken, and try as Pecan might.. they are LOST. I want to give you so many details and spoilers so that you can see the intricacies of their lives and the destiny that ultimately became their lives.. but I won't.. I need you to dive into this book and experience the happiness, sadness, frustration and tears just as I did.

I look forward to the next installment by D. Bryant Simmons... hopefully SOOOOON!!

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"There was only one thing I wanted after my freedom. My girls."

— Belinda "Pecan" Morrow
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