“Still Air was insightful, eye-opening, and I paused numerous times to think about my relationships with my own children. Anytime a book can evoke a myriad of emotions while teaching life lessons you’ll continue to carry with you, it’s a 5-star read.” ~ Author CP Smith
“The one thing you can always be sure of with Freya’s writing is that it will pull on ALL of your emotions; it’s expressive, meaningful, sarcastic, so very true to life, real, hard-hitting and heartbreaking at times and, as is the case with this series especially, the story is at points raw, painful and occasionally fugly BUT is is also sweet, hopeful, uplifting, humorous and heart-warming.” ~ Book Loving Pixies
“In my opinion, there is nothing better than a Freya Barker book. With her final installment in her Portland, ME series, Still Air, she does not disappoint. From start to finish I was completely captivated by Pam, Dino, and the entire Portland family.” ~ Author RB Hilliard
“Freya Barker has woven a rich tapestry of words that draws the reader into the world she has created in her Portland, ME series. She wraps up the reader in a cocoon of well-written, tightly plotted words and emotions.” ~ Barren Acres Editing
Barker starts with the raw and honest reality of the leading characters.
We have known Dino and Pam as side characters in the previous books, so
it is like meeting old friends. But while why know them – we do not
really KNOW them.
So the dark and sad opening chapters of the
book show a side of the character that I would not have expected before,
yet I know better from reading the previous books.
seemed so strong in the previous books but now she shows us her much
softer side and we get to hear her story and the reasons why she has
been hiding her feelings. She is hiding behind her need to help others
and she is desperate to hide from Dino, because he sees too much.
feels as if everything that is dear and important to him is slipping
through his fingers. And just as everything looks dark there is Pam …
doing what she does best … help others…and in this case him.
he cannot help but sense something under the surface of this woman and
while the story unfolds both characters are drawn to each other.
Barker writes real characters with real flaws. Her stories might be a
little darker than others but they feel honest and I can only recommend
this series to readers that like raw, honest and real in their books.