The Newport Beach Independent features a wonderful review of This Vacant Paradise by Victoria Patterson:

“Patterson can also be proud of her rich descriptions of the beautiful physical surroundings in Newport Beach. An ironic contrast at times to the man-made ugliness that Patterson populates it with. Among my favorite descriptions were of the ever-present, yet ever-changing ocean – mirroring the core within all of us. At times calm, other times stormy, shining brightly, or ‚Äúsolid as steel.

To read the full article: http://www.newportbeachindy.com/books/