Those wonderful people over at the Rainbow Awards are still reading, bless their hearts, and in the past week they’ve bestowed Honourable Mentions on a further two Manifold Press titles!
About Morgan Cheshire’s A TIME TO KEEP the reviewers had this to say:
This story speaks of memories gilded by the passage of time, of a nostalgia for better days before wars decimated men and left them as walking shadows. It speaks of hope most of all, how love endures even in the face of death, and how love can transform sorrow to happiness.
Their response to R.A. Padmos’s LIKE PEOPLE was rather more compact – but, really, Exciting historical novel. Enjoyed every word is everything a potential reader needs to know!
Once more we’d like to thank the Rainbow Awards judges for their time and their good opinions; it really is very gratifying to see our books making such an impression in the wider world!
Rainbow Awards season seems to be well under way now – let’s just pause a moment to consider what a massive logistical feat it must all be to organise and co-ordinate, shall we? – and there’s more good news for Manifold Press.
Writing about Michelle Peart’s TO THE LEFT OF YOUR NORTH STAR, one anonymous reviewer began with these words: This book was AWESOME. I was captured by the characters and story from the first page and was held captive until the last. That’s exactly the sort of thing we like to hear!
The comments on Chris Quinton’s COINS NOT ACCEPTED were briefer but no less heartfelt: Great book, great worldbuilding, a tad too much info dump. But I loved it. It’s reassuring that anyone can love a book without considering it 100% perfect; like people, they all have their little quirks!
Congratulations to both Michelle and Chris for impressing the reviewers, and good luck to you both in the next round of judging!
To our great delight, two of our books have recently received Honourable Mentions in the 2017 Rainbow Awards!
Commenting on our Jane Austen-inspired anthology A CERTAIN PERSUASION, one reviewer wrote this: “While I enjoyed almost all of the stories, I think my favorite was by editor Julie Bozza. Most of the other stories were relatively straightforward romances, but Bozza’s contained the convoluted conflicts of Austen’s works and seemed to me the most successful of all the stories. The book was well-edited and proofed, always welcome features. I highly recommend the book to any Jane Austen fans, and really, to Dear Readers in general.”
The reviewers who assessed Dorian Dawes’s wonderfully strange HARBINGER ISLAND were also enthusiastic, with one commenting: “Delightfully creepy tale that could well have been part of the Twilight Zone series, complete with menacing townsfolk and rotting buildings A different twist is given in part by the main characters who are mostly transgender. Interesting and spooky plot.”
We’d like to congratulate Dorian and all our anthology authors, and also to thank the reviewers for their time and comments: Rainbow Awards season is always an exciting time, and these two Honourable Mentions have got the 2017 Awards off to a flying start for Manifold Press!