A writer hopes for good reviews for his books but the best ones come from readers. I thought I'd share a letter I received about RELICS:
Dear Mr. Desjarlais,
I have just finished RELICS and want to thank you for an entertaining and enlightening time.
Part way through, I began to chuckle. I realized that though Jean-Michel (the hero) was not the brightest character in the world he was good. As you took him through one scrape after another, rubbing him against one scamp after another (men and horses), he blithely oblivious to God's hand on him, I found myself wishing that I had his same purity of heart.