R.L. Herron - Book Reviews
One Way Street
In his debut novel, REICHOLD STREET, author R.L. Herron created a powerful coming-of-age story dealing with the tough issues of family dysfunction, alcoholism, suicide, madness and war. It was endorsed by Compulsion Reads, and became a 2012 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner.
In his newest novel, ONE WAY STREET, he has created a sequel that reprises several key Reichold Street characters in a tense, gritty thriller - set during, and immediately after the turbulent 1960s Vietnam era - that follows them again through war, despondency, love and a murderous stalker.
5-STARS! "A mesmerizing thriller that can haunt you long after you put the book down!"
~ Maria Beltran for Readers Favorite
5-STARS! "...ranks with some of the best war-related literature I've read ... a memorable book ..."
~ Jack Magnus for Readers Favorite
2012 Readers Favorite Gold Medal
"...the characters are bold, the plot twists surprising, and the point - that we never fully know a person or his story - heartbreakingly clear ... Skillfully written and emotionally charged.
~ Kirkus Reviews
"Herron is a master of the art of character development!"
~ Lorraine Carey for Readers Favorite"
Masterfully written ... highly recommended!"
~ Ken P. for Barnes & Noble
"A microcosm of working-class America during the turbulent Vietnam era!"
~ Jean Bicknell for Readers Favorite
"An indie novel you want everyone to hear about ... don’t let this one slip under the radar!"
~ TBR Book Reviews, March 2013
"Herron's characters come to life ... it's easy to recommend this book!"
~ Anne B. for Readers Favorite
“The Compulsion Reads Endorsement is all about discovering and highlighting the best indie books on the market and the talented authors behind them,” said Leslie Ramey, co-owner of Compulsion Reads. “When a reader sees the CR seal on a book’s cover, they know they’re in for a good read. 'Reichold Street' meets this standard, and Ron Herron is definitely an author to keep an eye on.”
AuthorsdB selected REICHOLD STREET as a 2013 Cover Design Awards semi-finalist.
and Other Short Stories
2013 Readers Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Young Adult Fantasy.
"... quirky, humorous, sad and thought-provoking ... well worth your time!"
~ Lucy R. for Amazon
"Certain to leave you wanting more!"
~ Scott D. for Amazon
"Be prepared to ooh, ahh, curse and sigh ... you can't read these quietly!"
~ Siobhan McKinney, Writer & Editor, Northern Ireland
"A highly imaginative author with a great sense of wit and style!"
~ Tamera L. for Readers Favorite
and Other Short Stories
~ V. Reader on Amazon
~ Darin Godby for Readers Favorite
"The lead story 'Tinker' ... although melancholy and sad ... is really a beautiful love story."
~ Lady Reader for Amazon
AuthorsdB selected TINKER as a semi-finalist in its 2013 Cover Design Awards.
Be sure to use the Contact Page to tell Ron what you like...or don't like...about his stories!