Knowing Jack

Children - General
158 Pages
Reviewed on 12/02/2013
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Author Biography

Hello everyone. If you haven't guessed by now I have a yen for words and have thirteen books published in a variety of genres...all thanks to Lulu, Kindle and other POD /ebook publishers, much hard work and sleepless nights.

My eldest daughter has flown the nest and is married to a man who doesn't mind his mother-in-law though my son is still fluffing his feathers.

My middle child is off on a mysterious adventure, the like of which I can only guess...and tried to do so in my first book, Gone.

I love to read and am looking for ways to double time so to indulge in the mysterious and wonderful and delicious and favourite kind of story.

Writing is my passion, though I enjoy creating handcrafted cards, jewellery making, scrapbooking and dabbling in encaustic art whenever I can.

Oh yes, I used to teach or mark exam papers but now concentrate on writing and enjoying my new life, which materialised, as if by a miracle. Though still dislike all those necessary domestic chores that would, for me, be included in the Rings of Hell!

That's it. Thank you to anyone who reads my books...enjoy the flight!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Knowing Jack by Julie Elizabeth Powell is an intriguing, suspense-filled story for children. Jack has a premonition that something bad is going to happen on their planned trip to the Lake District. He does not know how to dissuade his parents from taking that trip. He feels something lurking in the snow-covered woods. He might be wrong or maybe he does not want to spend time with his cousin Rosie, which is making him feel wary.

The character of Jack has been portrayed very well. The integrity of his character and his courageous behavior forms the main theme of the story. The story is action-packed with a lot of suspense and intrigue which makes it a very thrilling read. Jack's sixth sense is the element which the author has developed very well. That makes the story very exciting for children and gives the story an adventurous feel. The development of the story is done well and it is interesting to watch two cousins, who dislike each other, slowly become friends during the course of their stay in Lake District.

The book can be read by adults because it has suspense, intrigue, humor and drama. The story flows very well. The descriptions are excellent and add to the visual imagery of the story in a convincing manner. The characters also aid in making this book entertaining for readers.

Julie Elizabeth Powell

Well of course I'm going to say this book is great - I wrote it!

As a child I visited the Lake District in England many times and the atmosphere stays with me, it's a glorious place in any season.

Thanks for the review.