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 K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Vernazza Effect is a work of fiction in the interpersonal drama genre. It is aimed at mature adult readers and was penned by author Roberta R. Carr. Please be aware that the book includes a scene depicting sexual violence. The book follows Ella Walker as she sets out on a tour of Italy to heal after a series of tragedies shatters her world. Together with her best friend Tara, she finds herself in the tiny village of Vernazza, which she hopes will provide the shelter she needs to recover and find herself once more, but can she avoid the cruel twists of fate that haunt her, at least long enough to heal?
Author Roberta R. Carr delivers a heart-wrenching journey of hope, moving forward, and the strength we all have inside us. One of my favorite things about this novel is how uplifting and positive the message was despite the darker aspects of the tale. Carr gives beautiful and vivid descriptions of the countries and locations in the book, which will leave you wishing you were there with Ella, and I also felt Carr managed the intimate scenes well, making them evocative without them ever feeling too graphic. The Vernazza Effect follows protagonist Ella as she moves forward from a tragic situation and finds love again. The characters are all fully fleshed out and feel like real people with real stories, which causes you to invest in them and their journeys, feeling everything they feel throughout the novel. I would highly recommend The Vernazza Effect to anyone who enjoys fiction based on reality and a story that will move you.