"Wonderful debut novel" – A Writer of History

By Carol / June 24, 2014 /

M.K. Tod started my week off right when she published her review of Go Away Home on her blog A Writer of History. Mary was one of my advance reviewers and I was particularly interested in her opinion since she also writes about the World War One era.

Here’s how she starts her review:

From the very first chapter of Go Away Home, Carol Bodensteiner draws us into the central conflicts of her debut novel: old ways versus new, farm versus city, youth versus maturity, man versus woman.

She continues:

The story flows with excellent dialogue and compelling descriptions, and each chapter ends with a hook that drives the plot forward.

I’m honored that Mary focused both on the story as well as the writing style.

If you like historical fiction, check out M.K. Tod’s novel Unravelled.

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  1. Janet Givens on June 25, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Congratulations, Carol. Such an exciting time; I’m happy for you.

    • Carol Bodensteiner on June 25, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Thanks, Janet. After working on the book for so many years, it is amazing to be at this point.

  2. Mary Gottschalk on June 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Nice … I love her juxtapositions!

    • Carol Bodensteiner on June 25, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Yes. She capsulized things about the novel I hadn’t articulated. One of the many things I like about reviewers.

  3. Mike C Smith on July 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    What a mind blowing schedule you have set for yourself, Wish you every success in selling masses of books.
    PS. love your web site

    • Carol Bodensteiner on July 2, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Thanks, Mike. I’m glad you stopped by. I’ll have plenty to occupy my mind and time with my book launch. I’m afraid no “lazy days of summer” for me this year. Or at least not until fall. My hope is that with a good launch, the book will gain enough momentum to carry on. Time will tell.

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