Publishers Weekly calls FOR THE KING “a gripping historical”


For the King

The Publishers Weekly review, released a month or two before publication, is a milestone in every book’s journey. PW is, of course, a major trade magazine targeted at publishing professionals, librarians and booksellers. People whose opinion is crucial to the success of a book. But its reach extends far beyond: its review will be featured prominently on the book’s Amazon page. All right, it is not yet on For the King‘s page, but it will get there soon. Thus the PW review is often the first thing a potential reader will read about one’s book when she browses online.

And PW calls For the King “a gripping historical.” The reviewer notes that “themes of class conflict, the messy process of change, and impossible love are nicely woven into the tense central plot of this fast-moving chase through the damp, rutted streets of turn-of-the-19th-century Paris.”

I couldn’t have dreamed of anything better.

Merci, PW!  ©2010CatherineDelors

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13 Comments to “Publishers Weekly calls FOR THE KING “a gripping historical””

  1. Catherine Delors says:

    Thank you, Mike!

  2. Mike M says:

    Catherine, belated congradulations. Wonderful and well deserved!

  3. Emma Hox says:

    Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment for you. Keep up the great writing.

  4. Catherine Delors says:

    Thanks, Elisa! Let me know…

  5. Elisa says:

    Wonderful! I’ll keep my eye for reviews in other library trade magazines!

  6. Catherine Delors says:

    Thanks to all for your kind words! Tristan, I would love to know more about that writer in your house…

  7. Penny says:

    Pub Wkly is also a tool that librarians use to
    determine which books to purchase.
    And this includes academic, industry as well
    as public librarians.

    I am happy for you

  8. Sue says:

    There’s nothing more exciting than a good review of one’s work, congratulations, Catherine! I can’t wait to read For The King, and I’m very much looking forward to sharing what I think of it on my blog as I did with Mistress of the Revolution (which I absolutely loved and found “gripping” too). It’s always a pleasure to share wonderful things (and I’m sure For The King will be wonderful).

  9. Charleybrown says:

    Sounds great! So glad they gave you a positive review!

  10. congratulations! The writer here in this house always keeps fingers crossed for the PW review, too. LOL

    I’m so looking forward to reading your adventure!

  11. Linda says:

    Wonderful! It sounds fascinating!

  12. Daphne says:

    Congratulations – that’s wonderful news!

  13. I am delighted for you, Catherine! I would have been shocked if it had been anything less than a rave!

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