Snap Me a Future - a Review

Jan Verhoeff

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Snap Me a Future
Review of a Book Written By Connie Gotsch

Blast from the past! Scarred for life, Shelby McCoy hangs onto her dreams as a stubborn, capable, single Administrator of the Mall along the San Martin River in New Mexico. Her love of Native American Artifacts keeps her focused on the museum and art galleries on the mall, and elsewhere in the Land of Enchantment. As a photographer, her views took on greater interest.

When J. Rodney, owner of the Mall, challenged her personal values and professional choices, Shelby took his challenge, tendered her resignation, and exited her safe secure position for the bawdy gray-green walls of the local newsroom. Candid photos, words of warning, and her own significant desire to achieve something great while protecting the land she loves sent her perilously into the arms (or pit, as it were) of danger. Warner’s break into her home left her frightened and hurting from the loss of her dog, but she stood strong, holding onto the hope of sustenance and a future with the man of her dreams, Museum Curator, Benjamin Keith. Warner continued to pursue her with threats, at the request of Charlie Pierson, but the danger was passed. His threats fell on dead space. Benjamin Keith stayed nearby as personal protection, continuing to build his relationship with Shelby, thwarting Charlie’s previous efforts.

Meanwhile Charlie hid out, holding hopes of reclaiming his relationship with Shelby and looting the Native Lands. His continued raids on National Preserve Lands placed national treasures in the hands of Art Aficionado for sale. Hooks and turns in the book keep you locked onto the action, moving quickly toward the final climax. Connie Gotsch’s clear concise writing style entertains and educates you about the Native Lands and Artifacts of Northwestern New Mexico. While the story is fictitious, the serenity of New Mexico shines through in glorious factual descriptions of scenery, weather, and community. The positive format of the story brings you into the land and absorbs your heart with pensive realities forged in sweltering fiction. I would encourage anyone to read this book. The words will tantalize your senses with shrewd sensual motion.

I’m Jan Verhoeff, a writer from Southeastern Colorado. When I pick up a book to read, it better be good. Time is of the essence, so the few books I take time to read have to capture my interest, or I put them down fast. This book captured my interest, so much so, that I actually put it aside until I could take the time to read it. Cover to cover, I felt compelled to keep reading, the words kept pulling me from page to page, driving the emotional connections home. And I have to say, coming from Southeastern Colorado and knowing the area as well as I do, Connie captured the essence of New Mexico perfectly. For more book reviews and writer info, visit my Writer Blog at


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