Twenty years ago, Valerie’s teenage carelessness killed her little brother, and since then she's locked down every aspect of her life so she can never mess up again. When her sister Gloria is found comatose after an apparently random attack, Valerie's desperate need to control the situation leads her to diet until she's the size zero of Gloria's dreams. Can that somehow save her sister?
"Holding Out for a Zero" - now available in all electronic formats plus paperback.
"["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"