A Beautiful Glittering Lie Receives Another Award

A Beautiful Glittering Lie Receives Another Award

I received notice that my novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, has been honored with the Maincrest Media Book Award. Here is the criteria they used to rank my book:

MAINCREST MEDIA   

BOOK TITLE: A Beautiful Glittering Lie: A Novel of the Civil War 

PLOT: The story is original, engaging and well-paced. The book follows a clear and logical narrative arc. The writing includes information to make a reader want to continue reading and stretch their imagination. 

SCORE: 18/20 

CHARACTER: The characters are memorable and believable and their goals and motivations have been well established. The characters’ strengths, weaknesses, backstory and conflicts evoke a strong emotional response in the reader. 

SCORE: 18/20 

THEME: The book has a strong, unifying theme. The book presents new and original ideas. The book appeals to the reader in an emotional or logical manner. The theme is relevant to the author’s genre of writing. 

SCORE: 16/20 

STYLE: The author’s word choice, sentence fluency, voice and tone have been well established. The author uses descriptive imagery where appropriate. The author’s use of language enhances the overall reading experience. 

SCORE: 16/20 

APPEAL TO TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience of the book is clear and the contents of the book is in line with other highly regarded books in its genre. The book has a professional interior layout and typeface. The book includes relevant front and back matter to explain key elements of the plot, characters and setting to enhance a reader’s overall experience. The book is free from grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors. 

SCORE: 16/20 With a score of 84 out of 100, this book has been selected for a Maincrest Media Book Award in the Historical Fiction category.

This novel is the first one in the Renegade Series, which centers around a family from north Alabama, and tells the story of how the Civil War impacts them. Thank you so much, Maincrest Media, for this amazing honor!

https://winners.maincrestmedia.com/product/a-beautiful-glittering-lie-a-novel-of-the-civil-war-by-julie-hawkins/

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