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Top Customer Reviews
Yet, Hoenig could not get the attention of the publishing world. Or rather, once her novel had been parked with one agent, no other agent would touch it. And once it had made the rounds of publishing houses, well, it was as unvirginal as a hooker trying to get married in Iran.... Never mind that the acquisition editors who had passed on contracting the book were no longer at the publishing houses and that the new editors replacing them have never seen the book (since the agent was not doing her work.) "Without Grace" was dead, while lesser novels were seeing the light of the day.
Carol Hoenig had the book self-published under iUniverse. I have many reservations about the way self-publishing outfits take advantage of desperate authors. But this was not the case, as iUniverse placed the novel in their "star" program and gave it the push a main publishing house should have.
And I am lucky to have stumbled upon Hoenig's book, which gave me hours of pleasurable reading I rarely get these days from a lot of the mediocre work out there that make the best-seller lists....
There are those of us who wait for Oprah to find for them hidden treasures of good writing. And then there are those who like to do the treasure-hunting themselves. I belong to the latter group. Check this one out.
Talia Carner, author,
Puppet Child and China Doll
I believe there is a part of all of us in this book. This book was very real to me and left me wanting for more from this wonderful author.
It was a great read, and soon as I finish present book I'm reading, will order her other book. Carol, I sure hope you're working on another!!!
I started this book while on a business trip, and finished it before I came back, because I just wanted to know what was going to happen next. I highly recommend it to men and women alike as a diversion that will unexpectedly make you think.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As an aspiring author it was helpful to read a self-published book of such a high caliber. The characters had depth and the plot twists were incredible. Read morePublished on October 12, 2013 by Mark G. Bradley
"Without Grace" has everything a reader could wish for in a novel. The well crafted plot, characters, setting, and dialogue kept my attention riveted. I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by philip brill
Again wirtten by a friend's friend so I thought I'd give it a try. I enjoyed reading both of Carol Hoenig's books.Published on December 16, 2012 by Brenda Lee-Gresell
Without Grace is a rare kind of novel. Beautifully written, the story and its characters absorb you from start to end. Read morePublished on April 6, 2012 by Lizzie Eldridge
This is not the typical read for me, but I was intrigued after hearing about how it was self-published and still became popular. Read morePublished on October 10, 2011 by Thriller Lover
Another fine piece of writting from Carol Hoening. The book was in great condition and arrived quickly. I enjoyed the story and once picked up could not put it donw. Read morePublished on October 7, 2011 by Linda
I started reading the book in Savannah over Labor day. It was in the house we rented so I had to leave it. I was thrilled to find it at such a bargain. Read morePublished on October 6, 2011 by Sharon Miles
Rarely do narrative accounts like "Without Grace", grab the emotional attention of anyone, like myself, that rarely reads three books a year. Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by SkyWatcher
"Without Grace" is a wonderful tale told by a wonderful story-teller. The narrative never lags, the characters are authentic and the dialogue never seems stilted. Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by Donald Alderman