Lovely reviews

As you know, if you follow this blog regularly, I have published two short stories and a novella during the last couple of months. It is harder to get reviews for short pieces, but some days you wake up to lovely surprices.


Mason Canyon of Thoughts in Progress posted a review of my short story, Ding Dong Bell, The Kitten in the Well, recently.

What I found was a charming and suspenseful story that brought smiles and a touch of heartache. It’s a story easily read in a short time that leaves you wanting more…

The author’s descriptions and eye for detail places the reader in the middle of the action. The setting is a charming English countryside that envelops the reader transporting them to a different place and era. The author weaves a tale of suspense with humor for a well-balanced story.


Margaret, BooksPlease, wrote the very first review of the English version of North Sea Cottage.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book; the cottage in the title is owned by Tora’s aunt, Bergatora. As soon as I began reading I was immediately transported in place away to the other side of the North Sea to Denmark with Tora, and in time back to the Second World War, with her aunt, Bergatora. In just a few words Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen draws a vivid picture of the old fisherman’s cottage surrounded by dense sea fog.

… North Sea Cottage is only about 90 pages but it has depth both in mystery and in characterisation and the setting is so atmospheric. I was fearful for Tora’s safety as she dug deeper into the mysteries from the past.


Here is another wonderful review, written by Barbara Mitchell of Views from the Countryside.

I was fascinated, and also fooled until almost the end.  This is, to my mind, Jakobsen’s finest writing yet.  I’m looking forward to more about this heroine, hopefully soon.
Highly recommended.

What more can a writer wish for?


About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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4 Responses to Lovely reviews

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    That’s lovely and well-deserved praise, Dorte 🙂

  2. Kelly says:

    Indeed. How nice to receive such positive reviews.

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