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I wrote a series of posts about self publishing, which is titled Self-Publishing Sunday.
I currently have one novel out, Aureole. I am working on my second novel.
A different kind of coming of age story for anyone who has ever been unsure of themselves, this novel watches over the Bishop family in Manhattan and all of their endeavors. It follows Jess as she makes mistakes, does her best to correct them, and maybe, just maybe, works her way into the hearts of the Bishop family for good using her heart, her mind, and without using money at all.
Amazon paperback – $9.99
Note that prices for paperback might be different at the actual link, as it depends on seller and can change daily. This is generally what the price is, though.
Check out the book trailer below.
From Madeline Meyers on Amazon –
I read this book as a Kindle freebie, and thought the plotline was interesting. Midway through the book I was comparing the characters and story to something from Dickens or Jane Austen–poor “orphan” trying to fit into “proper” society, etc. Although the heroine at times seemed too good, too patient, I could suspend disbelief because her personality did move much of the action and reactions of the other characters, and provided internal conflicts. For the genre, the book and its characters were engaging and the ending was tidy and satisfying a la Dickens and Austen. Then at the end of the book I read the author’s comment that Austen’s Mansfield Park was one of her inspirations.
Even more impressive is the fact that this was written by a very young author, and I hope she will continue writing more in this genre, and live up to the promise she has shown in this novel.
From MrsWASP on Amazon –
Kate Mitchell has shown Austen like promise with this modern day tale of an orphan looking to find her place among the throes of the wealthy family who foster her, yet merely give her the time of day.
Aureole manages to be reader friendly while still thrusting us into a thought provoking coming of age tale.
From asearchformeaning on Amazon –
While many novels deal with the figure of an orphan/abandoned child who has trouble fitting in with his/her new family, this novel provides a much deeper look into the protagonist’s interpersonal relationships with each member of her adoptive family. Character development was well-done, and I began to care about Jess and her fate as I read more of her story (which doesn’t always happen with fictional characters!). I would have liked some parts to be fleshed out in more detail (the period between Jess’s 11th year and her college years felt a little rushed, for example), but otherwise, it was a good read!