Appearances can be deceiving—at least that’s what Ariel Baxter learns when she moves into the neighborhood of her dreams in Marybeth Whalen’s second novel She Makes it Look Easy (David C. Cook).
“I loved the lyric from Fleetwood Mac’s song ‘Gypsy’—She is dancing away from you now, She was just a wish, She was just a wish,” Marybeth says. “Stevie Nicks wrote that lyric about herself, the gypsy she used to be that she can never re-capture. That’s what I wanted to communicate in this book—we can never totally lay hold of that self we dream of being. It’s better to just accept who we are right now.”