When I've finished a book review copies are sent to the media and for any author this can be an anxious time. Will they love it or will they hate it?

Here are a few of my press reviews.

'If Catherine Cookson were alive she'd be giving Benita Brown a pat on the back for this North-East saga' Northern Echo.

'Romance, heartache and local history make a magical mixture...passion on every page' Northern Echo.

'A splendidly powerful and touching saga of love, passion and lust' Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

'The Captain's Daughters has a wonderfully Dickensian flavour...Everyone in the book is alive and believable' Historical Review.

'Captures the atmosphere and emotion of the first part of the twentieth century' Sunderland Echo.

'A must for Catherine Cookson fans' Wiltshire Echo.

'Benita Brown compells us to read on. This one will please her fans and capture new ones' Yorkshire Gazette & Herald.

'I found it difficult to put down' Time Out.

'A romantic tale of rivalry and deceit' Newcastle Journal.

'A tender heartwarming saga' The Woman Writer.

'She rivals even the great Catherine Cookson in authentic atmosphere' The Peterborough Evening Telegraph

These are a few of my press reviews but of course it's the readers who have the final say, and that's what matters above all.