Young immigrants Rosie and Maria meet and become friends during the “Uprising of the 20,000” garment workers’ strike in 1909, and they’re working together at the Triangle Waist Company on March 25, 1911 when a discarded cigarette sets the factory ablaze. 146 people die that day, and even those who survive will be changed forever.
"["Holding Out for a Zero"]'s message of warning about how unresolved traumas can manifest in devastating ways will appeal to a wide audience, and the author’s authentic voice will prompt chills, chuckles, and empathy."
"Softly romantic in unexpected ways, this brilliantly paced offering ["Fifty Million Reasons"] from my favorite thinking woman's author had me riveted from beginning to end."
Donna P. of "Bookishly Attentive"
"[Heather Wardell] takes the emotion of Anita Shreve, the relationship development of Jodi Picoult, and the romance of Nicholas Sparks, and puts them all together to create books that are impossible to put down."
"I'd So Rather Be Reading"
"The same things I've liked in other of Wardell's stories- smart, strong heroines taking control of their own life- are present in Alexa ["Everybody's Got a Story"] and make for a highly entertaining read."
"The Book Fetish"