The Sinners' Club

Fiction - General
366 Pages
Reviewed on 05/18/2016
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Author Biography

D.W. Plato has been known to say, "Give me thirty minutes in a hostel, hotel or hospital and I could walk out with a novel idea". With her ability to make friends easily combined with her gift of gab, and an over-active imagination, this isn't a stretch.
She's been writing as long as she can remember and has always dreamed of being published. With modern technology and the ease in which self-publishing is available in today's world, she thought, 'why not?'

On a personal note, if she’s not writing, she’s reading, traveling or gardening. As a forensic document examiner, her living has been made for over a decade looking at other people's penmanship. This passion and talent has allowed her to work from her New Mexican home and afforded her the time to do what she loves... writing!

D.W has three books available on Amazon, Kindle or on her author website,
The Sinners' Club (2016) Glue (2017) and Tribulations of Modesty Greene' A fictional book about Harriet Tubman's historical legacy (2018)

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

What has faith got to do with love? Can two people with extremely opposite beliefs love each other and make it last? You’ll find a surprising answer to such a dilemma in the exciting novel The Sinner’s Club by DW Plato, an engaging story laced with drama and powerful lessons on life, love, race, and religion. The young, attractive Gaius Stewart comes to Pleasant, Utah, in search of the truth about his father after a confession made by his dying mother. But what he finds in this city is a warm, beautiful, and selfless woman, Elizabeth. A dizzying romance sparks between the two, but one thing could make staying together impossible: their beliefs. Gaius is a staunch atheist and Elizabeth has an unshakable, almost fanatical faith in the God preached by The Church of Latter Day Saints. Will either of them be able to lay down their beliefs for the burgeoning love they have for each other?

DW Plato’s book is an engaging read and the reader is hooked from the very first pages. The story starts with action and a powerful hook, the protagonist has just found out that she is pregnant and it’s hard for her to reconcile being pregnant with her religious beliefs. In a community where the code of life is keeping the Lord’s commandments and living “righteously,” a love affair between a pagan and a believer becomes anathema. The reader wants to watch the drama and see what happens. Apart from the beautiful writing, the engaging plot, and the exciting cast of characters, Plato’s writing covers a variety of themes, including racial problems and the divide, even in the heart of a religious community, between blacks and whites; hypocrisy, the power of love, and the absurdity of some beliefs. Gaius and Elizabeth are two compelling characters with solid backgrounds and it is interesting to see them fighting the odds to give victory to something they believe in. The Sinner’s Club is one of those books that will entertain readers and invite them to rethink their beliefs. Highly recommended!

JL Pete

D.W. Plato does an amazing job of bringing different walks of life together without making the reader feel overwhelmed by the differences. Her take on the Mormon religion as well as the pagan side is brought together beautifully between her two main characters Gaius and Elizabeth. D.W. Plato shows how love doesn’t need boundaries and two people from completely opposite sides of the spectrum, as well as a whole town, can find a connection. A definite summer must read!!!

Terri Abernethy

Wow, Being born in Utah gives you the advantage of understanding what the story is about. It was fun and romantic. I'm not usually a fan of romance but the characters bring everything to life and it was a fun read. You get lost in their relationship trying to understand what religion has to do with love. It almost made you want to skip ahead just to see what happens. I loved the book from cover to the end. I'll be waiting for your next book, Good job !

Christopher S Slone

There's scenes you'll laugh, then scenes you'll cry, -then the dark moments come to pass and you wonder if you'll get through it like life. I have wondered through the readings of this work if D.W. Based Gaius on myself, although I know better, I feel an uncanny connection to him. If you buy a book this year I'd seriously buy this one. I'm a fan.

Thank you
DW Plato