Donna Meredith reviewed Patchwork for the Tallahasse Democrat. The full review is here on the site, but here are some excerpts:
- “A mother’s intense love for her child lies at the heart of this fine second novel by Madison County native and FSU graduate Ruth Rodgers.
Most parents will identify with Lacey McCormick’s total immersion in her six-year-old son’s life. The story brings back memories of that desperate desire for the world to treat your child kindly, fairly. Because Lacey is raising Benny alone, her instinct to protect her son is even more extreme.”
- “Patchwork does a superb job of capturing a mother’s worries, hopes, and dreams for her child. The book would make a fine present for the women in your life. Just don’t forget the tissues.”