Haunted by trauma and headed for tragedy, Delainey Sullivan just wants to have a little fun and forget her troubles, but this seemingly simple pursuit lands an anxious, introspective Delainey into increasingly uncomfortable and confusing situations.
"Author Deirdre Simone incorporates a variety of characters yet has easy readability and does not confuse the reader with the varied occurrences. Simone has a unique style that will continue to produce reader interest and an increasing list of followers." V. Caraotta Top 1000 Reviewer
Following a bad breakup and news of a terminal diagnosis, she abruptly leaves everything behind to be closer to her beloved, ailing aunt and attend a new university. As she navigates the landscape of worldly, affluent strangers and comes to terms with her identity as a single, attractive woman, she slowly learns the rules of engagement. The question then becomes, does she want to play the game?
"I loved every minute of reading this book. . . . there was much more depth and heart than I expected." B. Maland
"The true star of the book is the writing; Simone’s prose flows nicely, making the book instantly engaging." - M. Tandori
"Disparate Semester" is the story of the most eventful semester of Delainey’s life from beginning to end. But like all beginnings, so much came before it. Along the way, we catch glimpses of the beginnings that came before as well as possible endings that never came to pass—all leading up to a conclusion that isn’t perfect, but such is life.
"That Deirdre Simone writes well is an understatement. . . . It will be interesting to watch where this new author takes her subject matter next." - G. Harp Top 100 Reviewer