I write novels that are labeled "Women’s Fiction" within the industry, so I’m always pleased when I hear positive comments from the guys. One of my favorite compliments was when a male sales rep for the publisher of The Forgiving Hour asked me, "How did you get into the minds of Dakota and Kevin? [The two male POV characters in the novel.] They thought and said exactly what I would have." Man, that was great to hear.
This morning I received a review of A Carol for Christmas, my latest release. The gentleman who reviewed it is the Senior Editor of the Hope to Home newsletter (Oakdale, MN):
This novella is the perfect size to read in an evening or two. Recapturing the spirit of Christmas won’t be difficult while reading A Carol for Christmas. Hatcher builds deep characters within a limited number of pages. There is no doubt the reader will connect with at least one of the cast’s characters.
Aside from the use of the obvious "gimmick" of naming one of her leads, Carol, for a catchy title and storyline, I wasn’t disappointed with A Carol for Christmas, my first read of Hatcher’s writing. As I read this novella, I envisioned former American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, as Carol, if it ever becomes a Hallmark television special.
This is a refreshing story of sacrificed dreams, faithful love and sweet restoration just in time for the Christmas season. Pick up a copy today! — Dale Lewis
Wow! What a great idea! Carrie Underwood starring in A Carol for Christmas. (Those who read my blog know that I rooted for Carrie throughout the 2005 Idol season.)