Fiction - Southern
160 Pages
Reviewed on 10/28/2017
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Author Biography

Tolar Miles is a freelance writer and author who grew up along Florida’s gulf coast. She studied creative writing at Florida State University. Tolar is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has written several children’s short stories and has a published children’s book titled “Where The Palm Trees Sway.”
Tolar's novel “Mud Marbles" was released by TouchPoint Press October 2014. Her second novel "Delta”was released October 2015, also by TouchPoint Press. She enjoys walks on the beach and spending time with her family and friends.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

Delta by Tolar Miles is a Southern novel. Delta's life has never been boring. She's a single mom raising her son, Mason, with the help of friends and his father, Calvin, nicknamed the Devil. When one of her best friends claims she saw Calvin with a dead body in his trunk, Delta and her friends set off on a road trip adventure to investigate. This starts a chain reaction of mishaps that keep Delta on her toes. As she watches her son grow up, Delta's life takes a surprising turn as wacky adventures are around every corner.

Delta has a very upbeat personality and is always finding her way into trouble, from presumed murders to getting trapped in a ballroom overnight. She's sassy with a fun sense of humor, and a certain amount of chaos in her life that has a slight sitcom feel to it. It's a series of mishaps that get more delightful with every turn. The characters are warm and endearing, full of a funny quirkiness that lights up every scene. They're the kind of people you'd want to be friends with, in a town you wish you could visit. Tolar Miles strikes the perfect balance of wackiness, humor, and life, with a lot of heart along the way.

I found the different threads intriguing as Delta's life is balanced out by her loved ones around her. For instance, when Delta and her friends are off chasing a potential murder mystery, her son is hunting for fairies and leprechauns, which sort of makes you question if they're not also running on their imaginations. Miles has a charming way of making even crazy mishaps seem grounded and fitting perfectly into Delta's life. Delta is a lovely story with emotion, humor, and follows a sweet journey in life that gets more charming with each page.