Monday, May 12, 2014

Publishers Weekly Weighs In

Here's another review - I can't believe the release is just around the corner :)


Publishers Weekly  -  Skies Like These
Tess Hilmo. FSG/Ferguson, $16.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-374-36998-9
In Hilmo’s warm second novel, after With a Name Like Love, 12-year-old Jade Landers is unhappily shipped from Philadelphia to Wellington, Wyo., to spend the summer with her Aunt Elise, who runs the best (and only) “dog ranch” in town. Aunt Elise is quirky, enthusiastic about life in the great outdoors, and (despite her best efforts) a terrible cook; with her help, Jade slowly gets used to her new surroundings. Also helping is 12-year-old Roy Parker, a self-styled cowboy who believes he’s related to Butch Cassidy, and who will do anything to help his family now that his father’s hardware store has closed after the arrival of a big-box competitor. Jade whips up other schemes in hopes of distracting Roy from getting himself into serious trouble—like, say, trying to rob a bank. Writing with humor and heart, Hilmo gently reminds readers of the benefits of being shaken out of one’s routine, especially the sense of perspective gained by traveling to new places and trying new things. Ages 9–12. Agent: Steven Chudney, the Chudney Agency. (July)

12 comments:

Stephanie Faris said...

Congratulations. Good reviews are awesome--especially when they're from Publisher's Weekly.

Tess said...

thanks, Stephanie - I still can't believe anyone reads my writing at all - I'm just a mom sitting in my messy office - and so it's surreal to have a PW review. thanks for stopping by!

Paige said...

Woo Hoo!!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great review, Tess!!! Congratulations!

Crystal said...

CONGRATULATIONS, TESS! I'm so, so HAPPY for you! Can't wait to read this new title . . . you continue to be an inspiration! :)

Tess said...

Paige, Sharon and Crystal: such a blessing to have good friends along this journey. thank you for your kindness and being excited for me. it means so much.

Tess said...

Paige, Sharon and Crystal: such a blessing to have good friends along this journey. thank you for your kindness and being excited for me. it means so much.

jaime radalyac said...

HIIIII!!!! I've been trying to track you down and can't find you aannnnywhere!!! I just wanted to tell you that I LOVED With a Name like Love!!! It was such a great story I could not put it down!!! (I'm sorry if I shouldn't have wrote this here but I needed to tell you)

Tess said...

Jaime: thank you so much for stopping by and for reading LOVE and for saying you enjoyed it :). This is the perfect place to reach me and chat - connecting with readers is the best part of writing!

dellgirl said...

Congratulations on the great reviews, Tess! That is so awesome. I am so happy for you and, I wish you all the best.

dellgirl said...

Congratulations on the great reviews, Tess! That is so awesome. I am so happy for you and, I wish you all the best.

Susan Moss said...

Tess, what a wonderful review. I am excited to read it. Especially since I am from Wy. and my Grandfather claims we are related to Butch Cassidy too. You are truly gifted.