This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Tara Bishop for Readers' Favorite
H.D. Hunter's A Magic Door and A Lost Kingdom of Peace is a collection of short stories, all completely different from the next, that had me drawn in from the first page! Each story is fantastic and he is a wonderful writer. The first chapter titled Southern District was my favorite. Hunter pulled me into the horrific, but in its own way, beautiful world of depression. I found myself saddened when I came to the last page. I can see these characters playing out before me as if I were watching a movie, so well developed and colorfully written was each scene.
There is literally something in Hunter's book for everyone, from adult readers, young adult, to even a story that I would read to my children, a fable with a fantastic character named Cat Bassie. There are lessons to be learned and such a sweet tale that I know my children would have loved the cat characters. The romance stories are true to life and make you feel as if you have been there and, oh yes, you've done that or at least known of those who have.
When I read Hunter's book, I felt as if I were sitting on a porch somewhere listening to an older person tell me fables. Hunter is such a story teller. I recommend this book to a broad range of readers, young adult to adults, and parents can share the one story with their children. I give H.D. Hunter a standing ovation and five stars. Bravo, H.D. Hunter. Thank you for A Magic Door and A Lost Kingdom of Peace in which I got to know such wonderful new characters.