Confederado do Norte
Finalist in both historical and thriller categories Writers League of Texas Manuscript Contest 2017.
Miami Days Havana Nights
5/5 Stars & a Crowned Heart
Welcome to Fiction Seasoned by the South! I'm so glad you've stopped by. I hope you'll stay a spell and make yourself at home. If you enjoy your fiction flavored with suspense and spiced with a touch of romance, you've come to the right place!
I am a true G.R.I.T.S (Girl Raised in the South), so you can expect some of my stories to be set in the American South. Other stories may feature international locations where I have traveled or that are on my bucket list. Whatever the setting, you can expect the Southern storytelling tradition of intriguing descriptions and riveting characters to inhabit my writing! We Southerners love a good story even if we must leave the land of our birth to find it!
What readers and reviewers are saying about Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel:
"An exciting and gripping page turner..."
"Pennell's voice and language use is captivating. This is a don't miss book."
"Reading Vortex...Could not put it down!"
"...brilliantly written..." BTSemagazine, October 2013 Top Pick
"It’s a fascinating read...so easy to get a visual of the characters, the setting and just life in general – you could feel yourself in the ’30′s, living what they were living and you could feel yourself in the present time, living what Liz was living. I highly recommend it." Maggie Thom, The Write to Read
4 out of 4 Stars "...a compelling, multifaceted book. It captured my attention from beginning to the end." OnlineBookClub.org
"The writing made me feel very attached to [the] characters...a fast paced historical crime novel." 100 Pages a Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
What readers and reviewers are saying about Confederado do Norte:
5 out of 5 Stars "A masterful work of adventure, romance, and independence!" InD'tale Magazine. For the full review:
"...the setting and subject matter were fresh, original, exotic, and intriguing. I was hooked in a heartbeat and eager to see where the story might go. ...Poignant, bold and ambitious, Confederado do Norte is a must for fans of post-Civil War lit and historic sagas alike. A memorable and thought-provoking that is sure to satisfy."
Flashlight Commentary, for the full review: http://bit.ly/1FkuhfH
"A few pages into Confederado do Norte, I thought, "I feel a bit like I'm reading an Isabel Allende book," yet it was completely original, set in a historical backdrop I was unaware of until I read this book."
"What an awesome gem! This intriguing story of human struggle and survival kept me thoroughly engaged from beginning to end. Linda Pennell’s rich imagery transported me with Confederado do Norte into the jungle of Brazil. Thank you for a very exciting read!"
"One of the best novels I have read ..."
What readers and reviewers are saying about Casablanca: Appointment at Dawn
"This is an excellent, extremely well written novel set in wartime 1943. Right from the beginning, I found myself absorbed in the various characters and their activities."
"This book is suspenseful and an excellent read. Pennell gives the reader a clear picture of the time period and weaves a great story within it."
"...a very enjoyable read with action and romance aplenty."
4 Stars Between the action, mystery, intense setting, and the sudden romance, readers will find this an interesting read. InD'Tale Magazine, December-January Issue, 2015/2016.
"I’ve read all of this author’s books to date and have enjoyed them all immensely...the mystery...was engaging and interesting. Set in exotic Casablanca during World War II, there are spies, Nazis, double agents, you name it. Do yourself a favor and read all of her books!" Amazon Reviewer
What readers and reviewers are saying about Miami Days Havana Nights, a follow up to Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel
5/5 Stars & a Crowned Heart "...a fascinating mix of historical and contemporary drama...Fans of stories like 'Casablanca' will love Miami Days Havana Nights!" InD'Tale Magazine, June 2019, page 98
"This is a beautifully written past and present mystery. I love how the story unwinds. Meticulous research and wonderful descriptions of the people and places..."
"Miami Days Havana Nights is not a historical mystery in the typical genre sense. It is something quite different, and all the more captivating for it..."
"This story was fascinating and one that was very enjoyable." Netgalley Reviewer
"This story is very captivating and tells how a young Jewish man became tangled up with the Miami mob. Once I started reading it was very hard to put this book down." Netgalley Reviewer
"A great historical novel...highly recommended." Netgalley Reviewer
"A must read for anyone interested in Florida history..." Netgalley Reviewer
"A page turner, if I've ever seen one. Ms. Pennell weaves a story of intriguing and full of mystery." Amazon Reviewer
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