Archer


Fiction - Womens
325 Pages
Reviewed on 04/10/2020
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Author Biography

I consider myself to be an easygoing individual who desires to find the good in humanity as a whole. That desire is often revealed in my short stories. I believe that good conquers evil and love heals all.

I live to create characters who will come alive and jump off of the page! I love creating scenes so real that readers are pulled into the action. I enjoy long drives through the countryside, beautiful awe-inspiring sunsets, and a hot cup of coffee.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite

Archer: A Novel by Mira Jeffreys takes us to the small-town Deep South where even today, prejudice and hatred are rampant and small towns are often ruled by dynastic despots. Lena, a 39-year-old, African-American freelance photographer and her 23-year-old daughter, Nadia, are living in Kansas when she receives a call from the grandmother who virtually raised her, Big Momma. Big Momma begs Lena to return home to their hometown Archer in Georgia, a place Lena had fled from in terror over twenty years earlier after being brutalized by the ruling regime of Archer – the Mayor and the Chief of Police - and effectively run out of town. Big Momma is dying and before she passes she wants to reunite her “babies” to say goodbye and try to mend the broken relationships of their youth. Lena has never told Nadia who her father was and why she had run from Archer in terror but now it is time to return to her hometown and face the past and all the miseries and trauma that might entail. Nadia and her mother set off on a 16-hour car journey that will change their lives forever and allow everyone to confront the demons they’ve carried around in their heads for so long.

Archer is one of those books that tug incredibly hard on a reader’s heartstrings. Mira Jeffreys has done a superb job with the characterizations in this novel. Lena and Nadia especially were portrayed as incredibly strong, vital women and yet vulnerability and angst from their traumas shone through on every single page, kept the reader deeply engaged in their struggles and evoked immense empathy for the pair. I felt the standout character was Aidan/Jack who was portrayed so beautifully and lovingly by the author that one couldn’t help but wonder if she had had a Jack in her own life on whom she based this character. The relationship and the deep love Lena, Nadia, Janine, and Jack all portrayed for the matriarch, Big Momma, was beautiful and clearly superseded any questions of race or color. It was refreshing to find this loving relationship amongst the hatred of racism and prejudice. If anything, I can say a reader of this story will put it down at the end and feel satisfied and warm inside. Surely that is all one can ask of a relationship novel. This was an outstanding read and has definitely awakened my interest in this author. I look forward to more work of this caliber flowing from her pen. I can highly recommend this read.

Nasiim


Spoiler free review!

I had the privilege, to read such an amazing and heartwarming, heartbreaking, and wonderful book. When I first read Archer I couldn't breathe because it was one of those stories that can trigger your emotions and your soft side in seconds.
I read many books in the past but no book made me so emotionally invested like Archer did. Mira did a wonderful job telling this story, Lena is one of the most lovable main characters you can ever read in fiction. She is loving, vulnerable and so damn badass!

This book is raw, unfiltered and so damn realistic, one phone call brings everyone together. You will experience grief, love, hope and pure happiness when you are least expecting it. This book is a MASTERPIECE! I have never saw a book like it before, and I seriously recommend it to everyone!

You will love Archer, because the author brought to life the most unique, fresh and loving characters. This book has everything you will love in a book, a love to root for, a hope to hold into, a friendship that will heal your and a villan to hate.

If I could give this book a thousand star I would off! This book is a bloody gorgeous masterpiece and so damn good! LIKE DEADLY GOOD!