We’re incredibly thrilled to announce that Jen Marie Hawkins’ gorgeous YA novel, The Language of Cherries, has earned a Kirkus Starred Review!
Why is this a big deal, you ask?
Well, to quote from Kirkus’ website: “One of the most coveted designations in the book industry, the Kirkus Star marks books of exceptional merit.”
Kirkus called The Language of Cherries “A luminous YA love story with magnetic characters and literary flair” and “Hawkins weaves an atmospheric tale that plays Evie’s warmth against Oskar’s reserve and Agnes’ earthiness.”
We couldn’t be more proud of Hawkins and this well-deserved praise.
Go check out the full review here.
Thank you to Kirkus and HUGE congratulations to Jen Marie Hawkins!
Jen Marie Hawkins is a nurse-turned-writer. She writes books for young adults and the young at heart. She is a creative writing coach for Author Accelerator, and her short works can be found in literary magazines including the Decameron Journal. Two of her novel-length manuscripts have been finalists for the YARWA Rosemary Award and the RWA Maggie Award.
Originally from South Carolina, she now resides in the Houston, Texas area with her husband, two sons, and enough animals to qualify her home as a wildlife center. When she isn’t reading or writing stories sprinkled with magic, you can find her cuddling her boys and daydreaming about traveling the world.