Common Book Sense
"I have so many things to say about this book! Pedal is such an inspirational and uplifting story. No one would have blamed Joanne for giving up, after losing her job.....the only thing she ever really did....at the age of forty-nine, BUT SHE DIDN'T. The passion that she developed for bicycle racing was admirable. I instantly found myself rooting for her, smiling at her accomplishments, and shedding a few tears as she...MORE
Beyond the Bookstore
"It is the family dynamics within the novel that will bond the reader with the writings. How do you deal with your problems when other people have opinions of who you are and what you should be doing? I recommend PEDAL, a good motivational read on how to overcome difficulties by facing your past and pushing yourself into the future. As you take the journey from trouble to triumph with the main character you will be encouraged. Success comes when you pedal forward even when you don’t feel...MORE"
"Reading through this book I became more and more entranced by Joanne and her journey to redeem her life after being fired from her teaching job. The novel repeatedly surprised me by exceeding my expectations. At first I thought it would be a simple Lifetime Channel story. Then I thought it was playing out as an underdog becomes a winner sports story. Then it became a well-observed family drama. Frankly, it is all of these, playing off the genres and exceeding them. Very well crafted, understated sentences. Bravo, Lowy." AMAZON BOOK REVIEWS