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This is a cross-section of reviews I've received in the press over the years. So far (and I touch wood as I say it) I've had very few dodgy reviews and for that I'm extremely grateful. RUBY and GRACIE have gathered a lot between them on Amazon and the majority are 4 & 5 stars for which is fabulous. I receive many e-mails through my website and blog, most of which are really complimentary although occasionally someone will query the use of 'bad language', especially in the gritty Bernardine Kennedy books, but I like to think I never use it gratuitously, only the character uses it and I try to keep it in that character. Of course I love good reviews but I can also accept criticism so I hope everyone keeps letting me know how I'm doing. I'm still really surprised and appreciative that people I don't know take the time and effort to contact me.

Reviews for Marie Maxwell Books

  • really enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down
  • good follow on from Ruby, well written and kept me interested right to the end. Can't wait for the next one.
  • loved the pace of the story, I was gripped.
  • Very enjoyable book from start to finish and knowing the area in which it is set, adds to the enjoyment. All of the characters are likeable in their own way and complete the story. Am looking forward to the follow up Gracie
  • Cracking read, well written characters living out the challenges of life in the 1940's and 50's. A great one for the beach. This was the first Marie Maxwell book I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it - the story kept me up for hours as I could not put it down. Lots of twists and turns. I normally read Kitty Neale, Maureen Lee and Lesley Pearse and this is another author I will add to my list :)

Reviews for Bernardine Kennedy Books

  • Hard hitting but unputdownable tale... - Now
  • One of those books you never want to end! Enormously breath-taking. A book not to be missed - Bangor Chronicles
  • A powerful and emotional novel - you'll be hooked - Martina Cole
  • With more twists and turns than a trip to Alton Towers, this'll keep you engrossed right to the end - New Woman
  • This haunting story will have you looking over your shoulder - just in case. - Belfast Telegraph
  • [An] eminently readable and very modern tale of love and betrayal. A book of powerful emotions that is both disturbing and entertaining - Lancashire Evening Post
  • An out-and-out emotional rollercoaster of a book that will either have you in floods of tears or bursting with anger... Powerful and pulsating just about describe this heart-wrencher - Northern Echo
  • A hard-hitting emotional read which pulls no punches - Brentwood Gazette
  • A heart-rending read - you really feel as if it's happening to you - Bournemouth Daily Echo
  • Powerful and emotional stories about love and betrayal in today's ever-changing social framework - East Anglian Daily Times
  • My Sisters' Keeper is a hard-hitting emotional read which pulls no punches - Essex Chronicle
  • Women on the lookout for holiday reads should put this one on their list - Newcastle Evening Chronicle
  • Trust me on this one, it's a corker. - Daily Express
  • A hard-hitting emotional read - Essex Life & Countryside
  • An excellent read - Coventry Evening Telegraph
  • Bernardine Kennedy is likely to find herself with a firm base of fans awaiting the next book. - Wiltshire Times
  • A powerful read from multi-faceted Bernardine. - Middlesborough Evening Gazette
  • Bernardine's second is well worth keeping - East Anglian Daily Times
  • Everything Is Not Enough was hailed as a corker, this novel invites the same. - East Anglian Daily Times
  • This book was created with wonderful, classy writing. Without hurry or lacking details, the reader is taken through every emotion by a designer writer of enormous brilliance - Bangor Chronicle
  • Bernardine Kennedy has the measure of this kind of women's writing, and there will be an enthusiastic audience for Taken - Publishing News
  • If you are looking for some serious escapism, pour yourself a drink and settle down with CHAIN OF DECEPTION - Farnham Herald
  • Another eminently readable and very modern tale of love and betrayal... A book of powerful in emotions that is both disturbing and entertaining - Lancashire Evening Post