This is the 3rd recent review of my novel Portraits.
Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) 4 Stars
I wanted to keep reading and would have liked more. I enjoyed Portraits by Tom Hendricks and would definitely recommend it to a friend.
Title: Portraits (now available for streaming at all major book sites)
Subtitle: A Novel About Art, Artists, and the Art Revolution
Author: Tom Hendricks
Genre: Fiction – General
Appearance – 3
Plot – 4
Development – 4
Formatting – 4
Marketability – 4
Overall Opinion – 4
Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers’ Favorite
Jack is hoping to make his way in the world as an artist, but when he first begins he’s not sure whether or not it’s going to succeed. One short experience with a real exhibition, however, nets him a secret admirer who can’t seem to stop writing, even if she’s too shy to actually meet him in person. But things are finally starting to turn around for Jack and he’s sure that things will work out. Between his secret admirer, Missy, Francesca and the Co-op, he just knows he’s finally broken into the world of art as a true artist. Portraits by Tom Hendricks is about artists and how luck changes all.
This book was very interesting. I was drawn into it rather quickly and I really liked the characters. They definitely have flaws and they aren’t perfect in themselves or their craft, but they seem to work well together. You get to know the main characters the best and you’re left, even at the end, wondering a little about a couple of the others (but that’s kind of the point). Missy is one of those characters you’re left wondering about, but perhaps this is one of the parts that makes the book so interesting. I wanted to keep reading and would have liked more. I enjoyed Portraits by Tom Hendricks and would definitely recommend it to a friend. This was a very well-written short novella with a good storyline.