SMALL BLESSINGS final coverReviews 
Martha Woodroof. St. Martin’s, $25.99 (320p) ISBN 978-1-250-04052-7
“Woodroof nails the debut novel: This warm, wise tale leaves a smile long after the final page is turned.” —People Magazine“This book is a charmer: quirky, clear-hearted and effervescent.” —

“A warm, caring and thoroughly entertaining debut that reads remarkably well.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Along with dark humor and a confident command of story, strong characters and absurdist twists add to the fun.” —Publishers Weekly

“A delightful tale about what happens when good intentions go well.” —Good Housekeeping

“In Small Blessings, Woodroof displays a lovely gift for inventive plot turns and glittering moments. The novel brims with life and complexity and characters who never stop surprising themselves, and each other. This is a delightful and splendidly intelligent comedy.” —Margot Livesey,  New York Times bestselling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

Small Blessings is a comedy of manners that will capture your heart. Woodroof’s prose is tart and sweet — smart enough to make you laugh, but with an aching soul that will make you cry. I loved these characters even as I was chuckling at the, and I know Rose and Tom are a couple you’ll relish rooting for…Get ready for pure pleasure shot through with moments of illumination: maybe this is how love really is.” —Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine

“In the world of Small Blessings, to choose happiness is to take a risk… Optimistic, wise, and beautifully written, this book about love in all its colors, hope, and the glory of third chances will stay with you long after you close the cover.”—Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of A Grown Up Kind of Pretty

Order Small Blessings here! (indiebound) and here! (amazon) and here! (Barnes & Noble)

At the Morristown Festival of Books with Vivian Martora Payton

At the Morristown Festival of Books with Vivian Martora Payton

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted. But, you know, it’s only because I’ve been on the road with Small Blessings. Which has been a complete, total, and unexpected blast!

I was frankly unprepared for the wondrous-ness of having people come to hear me talking about writing in general and writing Small Blessings in particular. I’m not really much of a speech-maker, so these session quickly turned into conversations among people who have ongoing love affairs with words.

But, perhaps, the most unexpected wonder was having my first novel, with whose characters I’d kept solitary company for three years, be at the center of these conversations.

It reminded me a bit of when my daughter grew up and jumped into her own, independent life.

Small Blessings, I realized, had done the same.

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