Alzheimer's Novel 'Blue Hydrangeas' Earns 4 Stars and is IndieReader Approved
IndieReader, the essential consumer guide for self-published books and the people who write them, has given Marianne Sciucco's award winning novel "Blue Hydrangeas" 4 stars and the designation "IndieReader Approved," which makes it easier for readers and booksellers to identify quality indie titles.
Reviewer Liz Lynch wrote: "Blue Hydrangeas traces a couple's struggle with Alzheimer's in an effective story that doesn't pull its punches, but remains compassionate and absorbing." The full review may be read here.
Book Review Coordinator Maya Fleischmann notified Sciucco of their review and designation. "Your title was judged by top industry professionals-not as merely a great indie book-but as a great book, period," she wrote in an email to the author.
"Blue Hydrangeas" is the poignant, beautiful story of a pair of retired Cape Cod innkeepers struggling with the wife's Alzheimer's. First published for Kindle in April of last year, then in paperback, and recently in audiobook, it has 65 Amazon reader reviews, 47 of them 5-star, and an average rating of 4.7-stars. It's hit number one in Kindle's medical fiction genre four times, and recently received IndieReCon's first ever "Best Indie Novel Award."
"I'm proud to see my novel is IndieReader Approved," says Sciucco, a registered nurse who penned the book while working as a case manager in an upstate New York hospital. "Reader reviews are wonderful, and I appreciate each person who takes the time to comment on my book, but IndieReader's professional endorsement made my day."
Readers can find "Blue Hydrangeas" on Amazon, Audible, iTunes, Nook, Kobo, Vook, the Create Space eStore, and other online retailers.
About the Author
Marianne Sciucco is not a nurse who writes but a writer who happens to be a nurse. A lover of words and books, she dreamed of becoming an author when she grew up but became a nurse to avoid poverty. She later brought her two passions together and writes family dramas with real medical issues, clean fiction without overt sexuality, violence, or objectionable language. Her next novel "Swim Season" is the story of Aerin, the new girl on the swim team, who challenges a longstanding school record. "Swim Season" is about more than swimming, however, as Aerin grapples with her parents' divorce, her father's new wife, two stepsisters she doesn't want, and her army nurse mother's PTSD and drug addiction following two tours of duty in the Middle East. Available in Fall 2014. Follow Marianne's Adventures in Publishing and keep up with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.