Monday, May 16, 2005

Publisher's Weekly Gives A Stamp of Approval... Sort Of

Every now and again, you get pleasant surprises in life. Well today I got just that; a solid, quotable review from Publisher's Weekly. Reviews, as all published writers know, is a crap shoot at best. You could have written the greatest American novel and a reviewer could come along and make you want to retire your trusty pen. So when the good ones come along, you relish them. So in absolute shameless self-promotion here it is...
Getting Hers Donna Hill. St. Martin's, $19.95 (224p) ISBN 0-312-28194-3
Three unlikely accomplices—all members of the men-are-dogs club—join forces to right the wrongs they've suffered in Hill's latest (Divas, Inc., etc.), a page-turning tale of murder, intrigue and revenge. On their way out of their gynecologist's reception room, diverse but equally glamorous strangers Nikki Perez, Kim Sheppard-Benning and Tess McDonald are trapped for hours in the elevator during a blackout. Nikki, a Latina ex-con who took the fall for a callous but irresistible boyfriend; Kim, a wealthy, WASPy entrepreneur whose husband threatens to disclose a secret that will ruin her career; and Tess, an African-American high-class madam on the run from the law, join together in sisterly solidarity after trading stories of the betrayals they've survived. The trio forms an alliance and toasts to "getting what's ours... success... [and] retribution," at whatever cost. With its zippy dialogue, ruthless yet vulnerable women and quickly escalating plot, this romp offers satisfying fantasy. (June)

4 comments:

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Way to go, Donna! Hopefully the first of many more to come!

Anonymous said...

This is hot. hope to read many more

Suzetta Perkins said...

Go get yours, Donna. It doesn't hurt to pat yourself on the back every once in a while. You deserve it! As I told you in Dallas, I loved In My Bedroom! Congratulations.

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