I think there's a surprising reason why people are so jazzed when reading Sacred Ground & Holy Water. That would be editor AND SINGER Catherine Treadgold.
Have you ever read a work in which the engaging stuff was front-loaded for bookstore browsers, while the remaining pages were a bit of a snooze or even a lunch bag letdown? Who hasn't? Fortunately, Cat's experience thrilling audiences long after the tickets are sold has given this book a stunning wax and polish. She suggested ordering the stories with readers, not just sales, in mind. So, the text has a musical performance rhythm and flow. Fast-moving easy-access pieces come first. Mind-blowing heart-moving pieces (interspersed with funny/sexy interludes) come next. Then "gonzo razzle-dazzle verbal fireworks" (in the words of one reviewer) rap up the show.
Some readers may wonder "Who let the dogs out?" in response to my humor, but we can all thank Coffeetown Press for letting the Cat out of the standard editor's bag. Let's hope there are enough cats on Broadway that she won't quit her day job.