Previous Finalists

Editorial Reviews

It's so important to have a catchy review on the front and/or back cover of your 'soon to be published' or 'recently published' book. And, of course, on your Amazon Book Page under Editorial Reviews.

Click on the book title links below to see some of the editorial reviews we have organised for authors. If you would like us to organise a review for you, simply click here.

Valentine to Faith

By Victoria Foyt

Buy on Amazon

3rd January 2022
TITLE: Valentine to Faith
AUTHOR: Victoria Foyt
Star Rating: 4

‘A wonderfully written literary novel populated with mesmerising characters. I was enthralled. Highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf

Allow me to begin by saying this is a very good novel. It’s not often I get to enjoy such a cleverly plotted story with such literary merit. Valentine to Faith is the gripping tale of a woman (Angel) who must face her abusive past in order to prevent her daughter from making the same mistake she did. This book is a study of character, abuse, vulnerability, and intimacy. The writing style is delightful; I’d call it a ‘slow burner’, the author taking her time to develop her characters so the reader can truly get to know them.
The first word I thought of when I read this novel was ‘struggle’. Not that it was a struggle to read, but the story looks at the ‘struggle’ of a single mother trying to do the best for her daughter. The author also works hard (successfully) to explore the terrible struggle women often face with ‘abuse’; In many ways, the author is exploring the curbs and limits forced on women by the community they live in. The protagonist ‘feels’ so very much – all of the time – and it was this intimacy with the central character I enjoyed the most.
To sum up, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Admittedly, it’s a little slow going at the beginning, but for the most part it’s superbly written – and the sprinkling of shell facts adds considerable charm. Most readers, particularly women, will find it gripping; the sort of book to get lost in; the sort of book which allows you to get to know every character very, very well. Also, I suspect, many will find this story helps them to reflect on the strength of a mother/daughter bond. This, in many ways, is a book to curl up on a sofa with; the sort you recommend to a pal; that gets tatty corners as it’s read so much.

A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

Sponsored Ads

Code of Rainbow Series
An Epic teen fantasy series
that links MAGIC with SCIENCE

Nik Coppin's Comedy World
Stand-up comedy stories
don't get much funnier!

Ever Alice
Alice returns to Wonderland to
take out the Queen of Hearts.

Captivity (Faction War #1)
"A superb work of
graphic dystopian fiction.”

Jasper the Island Hopper
A wonderful travel book
for children

Decoding the future will
be her ultimate challenge!

'...warmth, passion, insight &
thought-provoking scenarios."

Personal tragedy, hardship...

Crooked Fences: A Novel
An honest story of change
and overcoming prejudice.

Gobbledy - a fun-filled story
2 brothers, 3 friends, and 1
little alien far from home.