“There is great character development. [Daniel] Corbett is a complex hero [o]ut on [parole] for a crime that he says he did not commit. . . . There are a ½ dozen key characters whose personalities are so well developed that I feel I know them. I can see them in my entourage. I should add some Latin here but my vocabulary doesn’t match JR’s. This is a murder mystery without a cop in sight. You really feel the pain of our hero[,] Daniel[.] . . . You will feel the angst of Nora who would love to love Daniel. Ellie, the 14-year-old, sees the purity of Daniel. She accepts him at once. [About] Jósef, what can I say? He walked right out of the Holocaust into Toronto. Enjoy. This is a great read.” Bruce Youngblud
“I loved it! You developed some wonderful characters and they really took me with them on their journey. My heart was in my mouth worrying about whether someone would come forward to exonerate Daniel. . . . I loved Jósef, and Ellie and Nora and Deirdre . . . [a]nd of course Daniel. . . . [H]ow could one not love him!! . . . [I]t was an excellent ‘read’. . .” Jo Skilton
“[T]he pages flew by and I was engrossed in the story and characters [who were] so well crafted that I could hear them breathe and feel their joy and pain. . . . [Y]ou hooked me. your style and pace added to my enjoyment.” George Marciniak
“[T]horoughly enjoyed it! Lots of interesting writing and the story kept me engaged. In fact, I was very moved by the main character’s dilemma—that universal need for redemption which he ultimately finds not because of something he does but because the wheels of karma finally slowly begin to move in his favour! . . . [I]t kept me involved until the last page.” Paula Grove
“I am loving your book. The way you describe what people do when they don’t speak is so elaborate and magnificent! The hero’s rise form misery to hope is so inspiring! The consistently surprising turns, the internal monologues, and especially everything about typewriters—I love it! Such a joy to read.” Lauren Stein
"JR Hewson's novel Corbett's Daughter is a beautifully written dramatic story, which is full of surprises from beginning to end. It includes snappy dialogue intertwined with the thoughts of Daniel, the protagonist who is struggling to establish meaningful relationsips. A deep reflection on human relations, with an uplifting twist." Linda McReady
"JR. The book was awesome and I'm waiting for the sequel. Please HURRY!! Seem to have a lot of time to read these days. Corbett's Daughter introduced a cast of characters who each had their own story to tell." Louise Lachowskyj
"the book had excellent character development and illustrated the truly important aspects of relationships." Judi R.
JR. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read your book. Your gift of story telling, as I remember has produced a novel that not only intrigued but drew me in to the point of not wanting to put it down. The characters were so well developed I felt that I truly knew them....so much so I could not resist rereading Josef’s lines and correcting his broken English! Your message of “what family is” becomes the key that not only unlocks your story but the story of the world that we all live in right now. Well done and I look forward to your next! Marion W.