Book review


Judge 22nd Writer’s Digest Awards

Posted on November 29th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Judge 22nd Writer’s Digest Awards

“Hattie is a unique book with a gorgeous author voice…. Beautifully rich prose full of emotion. Marketing suggestion: Consider a screenplay.”

Judge, 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards 2014

Maris Nichols

Posted on November 29th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Maris Nichols

“I’ve never read anything quite like HATTIE. The author draws the reader into Hattie’s singular world with deceptively simple but pitch-perfect language. There isn’t an extra word, sentence, character, or detail in this spare but deep rendering of a woman …


Leslie Matlen

Posted on November 29th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Leslie Matlen

“What can I say about this beautifully written, poignant book that hasn’t already been said? It is rich with eloquent writing and powerful images. It grabs you by your heart, and pulls you into Hattie’s world. From the opening lines, …


nancy mayer

Posted on November 29th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on nancy mayer

“Hattie” is written in a very inventive way–the structure of the story isn’t linear. . .it meanders just like our inner most thoughts. That is very much in keeping with the most contemporary writers that we’ve been reading in our …


J. McArdle

Posted on November 29th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on J. McArdle
“Hattie” is a touching story that immediately draws the reader in with Hattie’s first person recollection of her life events. Hattie lived a life of hardship, abuse and painful tragedies as a wash woman, a loving mother and a wife …

HATTIE is the recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award

Posted on November 3rd, by anna in awards. Comments Off on HATTIE is the recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award

momschoiceaward“The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. …



Writer’s Digest 21st Self-Published Book Awards

Posted on October 20th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Writer’s Digest 21st Self-Published Book Awards

“Hattie’s voice is spectacular, while it is also sad and world-weary. We connect instantly to her, and grow to love her more page-by-page…. The author does a great job giving Hattie a dialect without overdoing it. Very subtle and very …


Writer’s Digest 21st Self-Published Book Awards

Posted on October 20th, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Writer’s Digest 21st Self-Published Book Awards

“Overall, this lovely novel has much to recommend it. The writing is wonderful, rich and lyrical and yet always accessible. The heroine Hattie is a very likable character readers are bound to fall in love with. Her voice is strong …


Julie Maloney

Posted on September 23rd, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Julie Maloney

HATTIE : A BEAUTIFUL DEBUT – A BEAUTIFUL VOICE What strikes me about HATTIE is the consistency of the strong, heartfelt voice of the narrator. Told in first person, intimacy links the page to the reader. We actually hear …


Rescuing Little L

Posted on September 23rd, by anna in reviews. Comments Off on Rescuing Little L

 

“By the time I’d finished HATTIE, I felt like I had made a good friend…. It’s written with such a profoundness that I felt as if I was standing right by her, with her whispering in my ear. I …