I received a wonderful review from Diane Lunsford for Reader Views. Ms. Lunsford says,
“For a first novel, “Ashes Ashes the Twins Fall Down: Twin Towers, 9/11,” I believe Pauline L. Hawkins has done a decent job of delivering her story. There is a certain element of healing comfort when she enlightens the reader toward the five facets of the grieving process and how she has managed to substantially address all; but makes the confession of her own struggles still on certain levels. Perhaps this was part of the intended delivery. I also think she has done the reader justice by striking a genuine level of compassion through her word placement. However, it is difficult to know if this is the one book many will flock to on this particular subject. I believe the tragedy of 9/11 is a subject that is beyond challenging to write about (and capture the raw essence) through one set of circumstances (or opinions) in order to truly encapsulate the entire meaning. It has impacted the lives of every American in one way or another; particularly for those of us (including Ms. Hawkins), who have lived through it in order to share our experiences in its aftermath. I do stand firm on giving Ms. Hawkins props for taking on such a challenge. I think she made a strong appearance in sharing her perceptions and research.”
See Diane’s full review at Reader Views.