Reader comments: "I had to force myself to put it down and go to sleep a few times." "This is a romance novel for people who don't usually read romances." "I am thoroughly hooked . . . Great descriptive work allowed me to envisage the stark beauty of the West Texas location." Quail Fried Rice is a romance novel written in a somewhat literary style outside the usual "romance" formula. The story follows Tori Reed and Elena Rios--talented, smart and beautiful women--as they transition their lives away from big cities to the pace and culture of a small town in West Texas. Readers join their journey as they create new lives for themselves in the midst of grief, loss, significant change, and the pressures of societal expectation. The result is an artful narrative of discovery set within the sparse beauty of the desert landscape. More from readers: "Just finished it. I LOVE it! Beautifully done." "I love these women!" Quail Fried Rice is a book for people who appreciate artful writing, happy endings, and a story driven by strong characters and a sense of place. If you like to lose yourself for the weekend in a good book, this novel is for you.