I have now posted my 21st. review for novels meeting my criteria for excellent or exceptional reads on Amazon and my site. The latest is WITH THE HEADMASTER’S APPROVAL by Jan Hurst-Nicholson, and the review is copied below:
THE AUTHOR HAS AN EXCELLENT VOICE:
WITH THE HEADMASTER’S APPROVAL is a story about a widowed former US Naval Officer selected as the new headmaster of a private British school for girls. It is told through the voices of women who have their own agendas affecting their viewpoint of this man. The novel is an easy read, has an interesting plot and… even for this senior citizen male reader… was an enjoyable read for what I would classify as British Chic Lit. This is an excellent work that was a quarterfinalist in an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards and was the winner of the best Chick Lit/Women’s Lit category in the 2015 eFestival of Words.
Disclaimer: As an author I have communicated with the author, Jan Hurst-Nicholson, through writer threads and email, and upon completion of reading her work, I provided her a detailed critique. I indicated her voice as an author is very good, but at a few locations in the novel it was lost with too much description of the setting as the story line was suspended for a few pages. To my surprise the author immediately rewrote these parts of the book and sent them to me. The few misgivings I had with her work were immediately eliminated. She also has updated the book on Kindle to reflect these changes. Upon reading other reader reviews on Amazon for this work, I believe the few who posted negative reviews for this work probably would not have done so had they read the book with the changes that are now incorporated.