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Publisher’s Weekly – All That You Are Review

September 10th, 2009 Posted in Reviews, Stef Ann Holm Blog by Stef Ann

All That You Are
Publisher’s Weekly – October 2009

When the Blue Note is cited for building violations, financially strapped Dana accepts Mark’s offer of help, and their relationship unfolds through verbal jabs that turn gradually into conversations . . .

Holm’s affection for her characters and the beautiful setting lend a hint of savor to this sweet soufflé.

All That You Are Stef Ann Holm. HQN, $7.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-373-77403-6
Fans who have followed the escapades of the older Moretti brothers in All The Right Angles and All That Matters will enjoy meeting wild-child Mark, age 40 and facing a midlife crisis. While spending the summer in Ketchikan, Alaska, he’s thrown out of the Blue Note bar and into love with its beautiful proprietor, Danalee Jackson, a part-black, part-Chinese 28-year-old with a murky history, a young son and a policy against dating customers. When the Blue Note is cited for building violations, financially strapped Dana accepts Mark’s offer of help, and their relationship unfolds through verbal jabs that turn gradually into conversations . . . Holm’s affection for her characters and the beautiful setting lend a hint of savor to this sweet soufflé. (Oct.)


  1. Loretta says:

    Loved All that You Are!!!!
    Mark is a one of a kind man. (well, actually he’s a Stef Ann Holm kind of man.)
    Your heroes are the stuff dreams are made of.

    I loved how he kept calling her sweetart

  2. Stef Ann says:

    Thanks, Loretta! I liked how he called her that, too. He liked to get on her nerves. :-)

  3. Lisa R. says:

    My Sunday afternoon chores went out the window once I picked up All That You Are. I couldn’t put it down until I finished! Thank you for a wonderful story. I want a Mark Moretti for my own!

  4. Terry H says:

    WOW! I thought I had enjoyed the 1st two books of the Moretti family but All That You Are was FANTASTIC. I didn’t want it to end but wanted to see how they came together. Now what? Do you have something planned. I can’t wait for your next book

  5. Stef Ann says:

    Lisa and Terry,

    I’m so glad you both enjoyed the book! I liked writing about Mark, and I really liked Danalee. She was just a down to earth woman trying to make a go of things.

    Up next . . . not sure yet. I’ve got some ideas I’m playing around with! It won’t be about the Morettis. Time to move on.