Last year, I was very excited to hear that my memoir, It Rains In February, was a finalist in the 2014 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards in Category 6: Adults Non-fiction! This means that it made it into the top 15 of all the book entries in its category. It has taken me quite some time to get around to adding the award seal to my book cover, but it is finally done.

It Rains In February

Here is the feedback I received from the book award readers:

Title: It Rains In February
Author: Leila Summers
Star Rating: 5 stars
Number of Readers: 31
Cover 8/10
Editing 9/10
Writing Style 9/10
Plot/Story/Contents 10/10

Readers’ Comments:
‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The writing is excellent and it covers the difficult time during and after a partner’s death. Although I often felt she should be much tougher with her husband, it was still an insightful read. I’d recommend it to anybody who had lost a loved one.’ Female reader, aged 54

‘I think anybody who can write about such terrible events must have great courage.’ Male reader, aged 52

‘I liked the unusual setting very much the author described it well. But that is secondary to the journey she and her family went on as she dealt with her husband’s sickness and death. Well written and thought provoking.’ Female reader, aged 61

‘A frustrating book to read as I wanted the characters to act differently than they did. But this is a memoir and this is the way it happened. I enjoyed it.’ Female reader, aged 48

Of the 31 readers:
25 thought the cover was good or excellent.
27 would read another book by this author.
9 thought the setting was the best part of the book.
22 thought the honesty of the author was the best part.

Catchy Quote:

‘An insightful and powerfully written memoir. Highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Awards

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One Response to Book Award

  1. Jessica Rich says:

    Phenomenal my friend….well deserved recognition for a talented writer….keep us posted on the awards….but really top 15 can only be barely topped by a win love Jess

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