Testimonials for Etched
“In all my year of editing books of all genres and working with many excellent authors, this is without a doubt the best book I have ever had the privilege of working on. What a roller coaster of emotions Etched is. What a writer Annette Smith is. She is truly deserving of the first Angel Editing Writers Award!”
“In this day and age, it’s hard to find a book that can transport you the way Etched does. Etched was recommended to me by a friend, and now I know why – the quality of writing and the way Annette creates her images it takes you into the middle of the book and then you have to "work" your way back from where she's transported you. Keep up the good work!” Sharon W.
"You do know, young lady, that you have written a masterpiece!" Hanshi Stephen Kaufman
"Your book, Etched, just kept me crying, and crying and crying." Imega S. (Barbados, West Indies)
"It takes me forever to read, as I don't like reading much, but I couldn't wait to find out what happened next in Etched!" Omedia S. (Barbados, West Indies)
"I'm telling everyone about your book. I loved it." Owner of Gourd Chips, Brooklyn Heights, New York.
"I'm taking my time reading Etched, I don't want to finish it, yet I want to finish it. I'm loving it. Its the story of my family." Channell H.
"Where's book two; there has to be a book two. I loved it!" Gail B. - Brooklyn, NY
"I laughed, I cried, became angry, accepted an almost unacceptable love and then I wanted more." Patrica B.
"There were times I was so angry I couldn't read anymore but then I wanted to know what happened next so I, painfully, read on." Timothy M.
"I've given this book to all the women in my life (ten so far) its a good history lesson." Michael T.
"I loved the strong women in this book, great story; can't wait to find out what happend to the other generations." Larry W.
I have just finished reading your book "Etched,"and I must say that it is a magnificent piece of writing. It made me angry, joyful, ranting, even brought tears to my eyes. I have not read a book in a long time that took me through such a maelstrom of emotions. You are indeed a good story teller. I fully expect to see this story on the screen some day. Ryle
Sometimes when reading Etched I kept thinking that 'they' were going to turn around and catch me. At one point I almost felt as if 'they' were talking to me. I've laughed and I've cried. I became angry and I even learned to understand their love story. Vida M.
At one point I became so angry I slammed the book down and had to leave. I couldn't stay there (inside the book). I was feeling too many things so I had to go away and come back. I loved it. Gillian (London/UK)
Its the most amazing piece of factual/fiction I've ever read. You almost forget you are reading a book and that you are not there. CLC (London/UK)
This book made me lose sleep. I always wanted to know, not what was on the next page, but what was on the next line. I stayed up reading so I could find out and when I caught myself hours had passed. KC (London/UK)