Finalist in both historical and thriller categories Writers League of Texas Manuscript Contest 2017.
Miami Days Havana Nights
5/5 Stars & a Crowned Heart
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."
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"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
5/5 Stars "Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell is a book that is as impressive in its sweep as it is in its brilliance. Pennell's use of two timelines was inspired, and it worked so incredibly well with this story. It gives this novel a real sense of movement. The historical detail of 1920s America was exquisitely portrayed, but so was modern day America as well. Pennell, it seems, has a visceral understanding of what makes history worth reading." Mary Anne Yard, The Coffee Pot Book Club, for full review:
"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 is very captivating... Once I started reading it was very hard to put this book down." Netgalley Reviewer
"A great historical novel...highly recommended." Netgalley Reviewer
"A page turner, if I've ever seen one. Ms. Pennell weaves a story of intriguing and full of mystery." Amazon Reviewer
What reviewers and readers are saying about All That Glitters:
The author’s description of the environment of the house was realistic and chilling. As a reader, one could almost feel the dampness of the ocean fog as it curled through the forest and around the house, seeping into your very bones. The relationship between the main character and her young charge was sweet and beautifully written. What I did enjoy was the author’s willingness to let Sarah Anne feel a full range of emotions, balancing intense anger and frustration at times with love and concern. This definitely made the character of this young woman pop. The author’s style is composed and flowing which makes this book incredibly easy to read in a single afternoon. As a history buff, I thoroughly enjoyed this read and am motivated to seek out more of this author’s work. If murder/mystery with a historical bent is your thing, you will enjoy this read every bit as much as I did. I highly recommend this book. Grant Fleishman via Reader's Favorite
"The book is an easy read, and the story flows smoothly. Author Linda Bennett Pennell has crafted a captivating story in All That Glitters – a perfect summer read!" Deborah Lloyd via reader's Favorite
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