“Strap on your time-jumping goggles and fasten the seatbelt of your favorite armchair ... Samantha Sotto is going to take you on a rollercoaster ride that will leave your teacup hanging in mid-air. I was floored by the gutsy scope of this highly unusual love tragicomedy, and loved the spunky writing that strings together the rambunctious plot. BEFORE EVER AFTER is one of those books that challenges the natural laws of fiction writing, but in a frisky and highly entertaining way.”
From Adena Halpern, author of The Ten Best Days of My Life:
“A smartly written romance, mystery and historical adventure all wrapped up in a page-turner that will have you guessing until the very end. I could not stop thinking about it.”
From Melissa Senate, bestselling author of See Jane Date, The Love Goddess’ Cooking School, and eight other fabulous novels:
“Exquisitely written and inventively told, Before Ever After is a beautiful, moving — and quite fun — exploration of what you think you know about your own life.”
From Jill Smolinski, author of The Next Thing on My List and Flip Flopped:
"I was absolutely enchanted by Before Ever After - it's a highly original and engaging mix of romance, mystery and magic that will challenge everything you think you know about happily ever after."
From Saralee Rosenberg, author of Claire Voyant, Fate & Ms. Fortune and A Little Help From Above :
"In Samantha Sotto's high spirited debut, a young widow travels to a remote and distant island to answer the question, what price do we pay for eternal love. It is a mesmerizing journey transcending time and continents, all to remind that there are many ways to live on forever and to immortalize a marriage. Note to readers: Curl up with jasmine tea and savor the warm, rich writing, as delectable as the recipes for love found within every enchanting page."