Praise for Among the Branded

“This is a beautiful and fascinating novel that will keep readers hooked.” San Francisco Book Review

Among the Branded offers something for everyone. The book reads easily and is well-edited, and the supporting cast of characters are interesting and believable.” Awesome Indies

“Linda Smolkin shows off her storytelling skills, and the power and gravitas of the story make this a successful and enjoyable tale.” SPR

“The book is very well-written and plotted. I simply loved it!”

“Smolkin’s deft story-telling and well-drawn characters are thoroughly engaging.”

“She’s a great story teller who knows how to keep the pages turning.”

“Hard to believe this is Smolkin’s debut novel.”

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Praise for The Secret We Lost: 

“A book that pulls you in and keeps you captivated.”

“I was drawn into the book because I’m fascinated with Russia and family dramas.”

“Ms. Smolkin has a way with her characters, bringing them to life with beautiful depth.”

“I enjoyed the glimpses into the culture and cities. I also liked the role that letters between mother and daughter played in the story.”

“There are several complex backstories that intertwine to enhance the story, and they are told in incredible detail.”

“Ms. Smolkin’s talent in creating characters stays with you long after the story is over.”

“Some parts were heartbreaking because families are complicated, but the resolution gave me hope and I enjoyed the journey.”

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