Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written.
When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review:
The Women of Harrington Hall
by J. Alec Keaton
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Harrington Hall at Beaumont University might have been any other women’s residence hall at an institution of higher learning. The women who lived in Harrington Hall might have been any other coeds at a prominent university-and most of them did follow the typical pattern, attending classes, gathering at social functions, making new friends, and relishing the freedom of living away from home. For others, however, the college experience was not at all what they anticipated it would be. Heather falls in love, gets pregnant, and marries her soul mate . . . but she later learns a secret that sends her life into a tailspin. Song Kim seems painfully shy but is hiding a dark secret of her own. Karen, desperate to find a way to earn money for tuition, agrees to become part of an exclusive escort service and then realizes she’s committed to more than she’d bargained for. And Cathy, beautiful and virtuous, gets involved with a boy who has a reputation for using women, leading to a tragedy she never could have imagined. J. Alec Keaton’s The Women of Harrington Hall is filled with happiness and heartache, poignancy and punch. Harrington Hall’s women, genuine and true, are seemingly ordinary college coeds-you might say, “I knew someone like that”-but the twists and turns in each woman’s journey are anything but ordinary. And the telling of their tale will keep you riveted and wanting more.
* courtesy of Amazon.com
As I got to know each of the characters, the book was hard to put down, needing to know what came next. With twists and turns in every angle, the ending was very satisfying. I thought this book was better than “Girl On The Train”.
– reviewed on Amazon by Kathy H.
This story captivated me from the start. The twists and turns just kept coming. The characters were very real. My only complaint was that I could not stop reading so was up late. Really good book!! I was given this book for an honest review by NetGalley.
– reviewed on Amazon by Annette H
I liked the characters and plot of the novel. The modern day-setting brought the characters alive and you rooted for them through-out the book. I agree with the other reviews that once you started reading you didn’t want to put the book down.
– reviewed on Amazon by JJ
A great story, very distinguishable and interesting characters. Easily read, with suspense at every turn. Hard to put down.
– reviewed on Amazon by Joanne