Finalist, Red City Review Book Awards

I’ve been named a finalist in the 2019 Red City Review Book Awards, Best Social Media category. What a gift!

Manhattan Book Review gives five stars to The Healer’s Daughters

“At its heart, The Healer’s Daughters by Jay Amberg is a story of the healing, necessary power of female relationships and the strength women possess alone and in groups. I was not expecting to discover this theme when I began reading but was beyond satisfied with the direction the author took the story and the sense of hope at the conclusion.”

It’s so nice when a reviewer really gets it. Many thanks to Tamara Benson at Manhattan Book Review. Read the full review here.

“Local author takes readers on a journey…”

I received an excellent write-up in The Glencoe Anchor. Thanks to Hilary Anderson and everyone that attended the event.

Interview: Fran Lewis on Blog Talk Radio

This upcoming Monday, November 4, I will be talking live with author, reviewer, and all-around hard worker, Fran Lewis. She was one of the first to review The Healer’s Daughters and I’m looking forward to discussing the book with her. The interview is at 9 am Central time; please listen in, here.

THD review on Red Headed Book Lover

“Stands out amongst the thriller/terrorism genre…unlike anything else…a sensational but unique novel! Twists and turns galore genuinely had me shocked…an immersive, unforgettable reading experience!”

An energetic new review by Aimee Ann, the Red Headed Book Lover. You can read the full article here.

THD in the Evanston RoundTable

The Healer’s Daughters has received a very nice write-up in the Evanston RoundTable. I have lived in Evanston almost my entire life. You can read the article here; many thanks to Mary Helt Gavin (and to my daughter, Katie, for the link).

THD: Red City Review

“In The Healer’s Daughtersauthor Jay Amberg delivers a superb, thrilling work of historical fiction with believable characters and a captivating plot. Full of Turkish traditions, Amberg invites readers to immerse themselves in the country’s culture and customs throughout the story. The Healer’s Daughters’ complex and layered plot—delicately laced with mystery—keeps readers engaged, eager to learn what happens next, and the simple black and white illustrations which appear throughout the book provide helpful glimpses into Bergama and the ancient sites central to Tuğçe’s investigation. The Healer’s Daughters is a uniquely gripping story that will appeal to everyone from history enthusiasts to fans of mysteries and political thrillers.”

Thank you to Red City Review for the excellent new review. You can read more here.

THD, Windy City Reviews

“Truly showcased Amberg’s talent of getting into the mind of his characters and creating strong empathy among his readers.… A spellbinding story that will have readers on a rollercoaster of emotion as they follow the many characters through terrorist attacks and treasure hunts. If you like suspense mixed with historical fiction and topped with some action and adventure, then I highly recommend this book.”

Great new review of The Healer’s Daughters on Windy City Reviews. Thanks to Starza Thompson for her thoughtful and thorough response.

THD blog tour: Reading is My Passion review

On the final day of The Healer’s Daughters blog tour, we have a wonderful review from Betty Taylor of Reading is My Passion.

“Terrorism, antiquities, power, goddesses, brutality, corruption, revenge…survival is uncertain. I found myself holding my breath, awaiting the outcome.

Amberg created characters that, good or bad, evoke an emotion from the reader. Complicated family relationships. Anger, heartbreak…both emotions hit me time and time again. Superb writing.”

I sincerely appreciate all the reviews and hard work of the bloggers on this tour. It’s been a fun time. Remember, the giveaway is open for five more days. You can enter to win here.