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Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval - winner in the 2015 eFestival of Words
« Reply #75 on: December 28, 2015, 11:04:42 am »
Winner of the best Chick Lit/Women's Lit category in the 2015 eFestival of Words

Intrigue, scandal, suspense, and romance peppered with humour tell how one man's influence on a school of wayward girls and their teachers changes their lives in ways none of them would imagine -- and eventually his own.

Adam Wild is still recovering from the loss of his wife and two young children in a car crash when he is offered the position of head teacher at St Mary's Academy for Girls in England. The governing board feels that his background as an officer in the US Navy makes him well suited to restore some needed discipline, but some of the all-female teaching staff disagree.

Jenna feels the position should have been hers and undermines his attempts to reform the troubled school. Barbara (Babs) sees him as a romantic challenge, but Lisa believes she knows where his heart truly lies.

His strict new rules set him on a collision course with the sullen students who seek to manipulate or embarrass him in ways only girls can.

As he struggles to set the right tone with teachers and students, accomplish what the board has set as his goals and plan his own future, his presence acts as a catalyst that changes relationships and threatens to pull dark secrets and scandals into the light... And then Nicole, his late wife's kid sister returns from Africa - and she is hiding secrets of her own...

If you enjoy feel-good stories then don't miss this happy-ever-after read.

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval (a feel-good story)
    « Reply #76 on: January 06, 2016, 09:38:10 am »
    One man can make a difference

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval (a feel-good story)
    « Reply #77 on: February 20, 2016, 12:13:23 am »
    Hope you'll take the opportunity to 'Look Inside'.

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval (a feel-good story)
    « Reply #78 on: February 28, 2016, 12:55:41 am »
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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval (a feel-good story)
    « Reply #79 on: March 08, 2016, 09:45:50 am »
    Winner of the best Chick Lit/Women's Lit category in the 2015 eFestival of Words

    Intrigue, scandal, suspense, and romance peppered with humour tell how one man's influence on a school of wayward girls and their teachers changes their lives in ways none of them would imagine -- and eventually his own.

    Adam Wild is still recovering from the loss of his wife and two young children in a car crash when he is offered the position of head teacher at St Mary's Academy for Girls in England. The governing board feels that his background as an officer in the US Navy makes him well suited to restore some needed discipline, but some of the all-female teaching staff disagree.

    Jenna feels the position should have been hers and undermines his attempts to reform the troubled school. Barbara (Babs) sees him as a romantic challenge, but Lisa believes she knows where his heart truly lies.

    His strict new rules set him on a collision course with the sullen students who seek to manipulate or embarrass him in ways only girls can.

    As he struggles to set the right tone with teachers and students, accomplish what the board has set as his goals and plan his own future, his presence acts as a catalyst that changes relationships and threatens to pull dark secrets and scandals into the light... And then Nicole, his late wife's kid sister returns from Africa - and she is hiding secrets of her own...

    If you enjoy feel-good stories then don't miss this happy-ever-after read.


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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval (a feel-good story)
    « Reply #80 on: March 16, 2016, 10:15:36 am »
    New review

    5.0 out of 5 stars THE AUTHOR HAS AN EXCELLENT VOICE:

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    WITH THE HEADMASTERS APPROVAL is a story about a widowed former US Naval Officer selected as the new headmaster of a private British school for girls. It is told through the voices of women who have their own agendas affecting their viewpoint of this man. The novel is an easy read, has an interesting plot and even for this senior citizen male reader was an enjoyable read for what I would classify as British Chic Lit. This is an excellent work that was a quarter finalist in an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards and was the winner of the best Chick Lit/Womens Lit category in the 2015 eFestival of Words.

    Disclaimer: As an author I have communicated with the author, Jan Hurst-Nicholson, through writer threads and email, and upon completion of reading her work, I provided her a detailed critique. I indicated her voice as an author is very good, but at a few locations in the novel it was lost with too much description of the setting as the story line was suspended for a few pages. To my surprise the author immediately rewrote these parts of the book and sent them to me. The few misgivings I had with her work were immediately eliminated. She also has updated the book on Kindle to reflect these changes. Upon reading other reader reviews on Amazon for this work, I believe the few who posted negative reviews for this work probably would not have done so had they read the book with the changes that are now incorporated.

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval (a feel-good story)
    « Reply #81 on: March 24, 2016, 11:09:08 am »
    Winner of the best Chick Lit/Women's Lit category in the 2015 eFestival of Words


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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #82 on: March 30, 2016, 11:51:16 am »
    Lust shouts. Love whispers. Only the heart knows the difference.

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #83 on: April 11, 2016, 12:02:43 pm »
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    Re: FREE With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #84 on: April 27, 2016, 09:50:24 am »
    Grab a copy while it's FREE. Offer ends 30th April

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #85 on: May 16, 2016, 02:27:29 am »
    Don't forget that it's 'free' with KU. Also free with Prime.

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #86 on: May 16, 2016, 04:25:58 am »
    I just recently read this, Jan, and enjoyed it!

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #87 on: May 16, 2016, 05:08:06 am »
    I just recently read this, Jan, and enjoyed it!

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    So pleased you enjoyed it, and thanks for the endorsement on the threads, and the review  :-*

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #88 on: May 24, 2016, 12:41:25 pm »
    Read it for FREE with KU or Prime  :).

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #89 on: June 02, 2016, 11:34:44 am »
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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #90 on: June 05, 2016, 02:24:26 pm »
    Congrats, Jan!
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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #92 on: July 06, 2016, 12:15:11 pm »
    Have added PG 13 to the description  ::)

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    With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel good story of secrets and changing relationships. has been reduced to 99c for the duration of #ComedyBookWeek 16-23 July. Don't miss the chance to grab a copy.


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    Re: With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story
    « Reply #94 on: August 18, 2016, 12:26:48 pm »
    Lust shouts. Love whispers. Only the heart knows the difference.




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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story (PG 13)
    « Reply #95 on: August 30, 2016, 12:15:16 pm »
    Intrigue, scandal, suspense, and romance peppered with humour tell how one man's influence on a school of wayward girls and their teachers changes their lives in ways none of them would imagine -- and eventually his own.



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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story (PG 13)
    « Reply #96 on: September 14, 2016, 12:09:59 pm »


    Intrigue, scandal, suspense, and romance peppered with humour tell how one man's influence on a school of wayward girls and their teachers changes their lives in ways none of them would imagine -- and eventually his own.

    a feel-good story

    PG13


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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story (PG 13)
    « Reply #97 on: September 16, 2016, 07:25:54 am »
    Looks good - just downloaded and looking forward to reading!

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story (PG 13)
    « Reply #98 on: September 16, 2016, 08:04:32 am »
    Looks good - just downloaded and looking forward to reading!

    Thanks  :-*. Hope you enjoy it  :).

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    Re: KU With the Headmaster's Approval: a feel-good story (PG 13)
    « Reply #99 on: September 25, 2016, 12:19:31 pm »
    Intrigue, scandal, suspense, and romance peppered with humour tell how one man's influence on a school of wayward girls and their teachers changes their lives in ways none of them would imagine -- and eventually his own.

    a feel-good story

    PG13

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