Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Review Wrap Up - Hannah's Voice by Robb Grindstaff

Date Published: 1/15/13

When six-year-old Hannah's brutal honesty is mistaken for lying, she stops speaking. Her family, her community, and eventually, the entire nation struggle to find meaning in her silence.

School officials suspect abuse. Church members are divided—either she has a message from God or is possessed by a demon. Social workers interrupt an exorcism to wrest Hannah away from her momma, who has a tenuous grip on sanity. Hidden in protective foster care for twelve years, she loses all contact with her mother and remains mute by choice.

When Hannah leaves foster care at age eighteen to search for Momma, a national debate rages over her silence. A religious movement awaits her prophecy and celebrates her return. An anarchist group, Voices for the Voiceless, cites Hannah as its inspiration. The nation comes unhinged and the conflict spills into the streets when presidential candidates chime in with their opinions on Hannah—patriotic visionary or dangerous radical. A remnant still believes she is evil and seeks to dispatch her from this world. 

Hannah stands at the intersection of anarchists and fundamentalists, between power politics and an FBI investigation. All she wants is to find her momma, a little peace and quiet, and maybe some pancakes. 

One word would put an end to the chaos if Hannah can only find her voice.


Almost all of the readers on this tour found this story to be a stand out and complete literary surprise. With themes and circumstances that will keep you interested and the authors ability to create a connection by the reader and hannah, it is a rousing success! 

This Book has averaged a 4.8* Rating from reviewers during this tour.
It is currently at 4.9*'s on Amazon.
The book is only $3.99! 

From  Marked By Books

From  My Cozie Corner

Robb pens "Hannah's Voice" in a uniquely well written plot that is entertaining and endearing. The main character Hannah I found strong, touching and believable and her voice will follow you after the book is done. A highly recommended must read for all readers.

I give "Hannah's Voice" a 5 star rating.

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February 22 - Andi's Book Reviews - Review/Interview
February 25 - My Reading Addiction - Review
February 27 - Keenly Kristin - Review
February 28 - The Self-Taught Cook - Review
March 1 - Genuine Jenn - Review
March 1 - Gimme The Scoop - Review
March 4 - The World As I See It - Review
March 7 - My Devotional Thoughts - Review
March 8 - J. Heather Leigh - Review
March 9 - Book Wookie - Review
March 10 - Reviewing Shelf- Review
March 11 - Book Referees - Review/Interview
March 13- Bean Counting Mommy - Review
March 15 - RABT Reviews - Review

In addition to a career as a newspaper editor, publisher, and manager, I’ve written fiction most of my life. The newspaper biz has taken my family and me from Phoenix, Arizona, to small towns in North Carolina and Texas, and from seven years in Washington, D.C., to five years in Asia. Born and raised a small-town kid, I’m as comfortable in Tokyo or Tuna, Texas. I now reside in a small community in Wisconsin where I manage the business operations of a daily newspaper. The variety of places I’ve lived and visited serve as settings for the characters who invade my head.
I’ve had a dozen short stories published in several print anthologies and e-zines, and several articles on the craft of writing fiction. My first novel, Hannah’s Voicedebuted January 15, 2013, and two more novels are in the works for 2013-14.
I also edit fiction and non-fiction books for authors from around the world. It helps that I’m fluent in five languages: U.S. English, U.K. English, Canadian English, and Australian English, plus my native language, Texan.

Twitter: @RobbWriter

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