Rachel Barnard’s greatest accomplishments have been eating an entire half gallon of ice cream in one sitting, winning a boot toss, and writing a novel about herself. Rachel Barnard wishes she were taller, that chocolate had no calories, and that books could be eaten after they were read. Rachel Barnard resides in the Pacific Northwest and loves to dress up, talk about writing and books, and dance. Rachel Barnard primarily writes young adult books, including Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams, At One’s Beast, and her For the Love of Donuts series.
“Donuts in an Empty Field is a well-written, absorbing book. The teen heroine, Vanessa, is doing her best to deal with the death of her father, and her best friend is doing her best to help Nessa leave the past behind and live her life well. The characters are believable and the dialogue is excellent. It is a particularly good book for anyone who struggles with grief and loss, but the clarity of character and situation makes this a good read for any teen.”
“I’ve been reading quite a lot lately and have been disappointed more often than not. Reading Donuts in an Empty Field makes up for that. Whatever you do, if you buy this book, read until the end, or you’ll miss out on one of the best finishes I can remember. That’s probably the biggest reason I love this book. Poor or Lazy endings are one of my biggest pet peeves. This novel exceeded my expectations by a country mile.”
“I would suggest this Indie published book to not only the young but also more mature readers. The writing is almost like poetry, and it is a interesting story about judgement and society. Some may only see the story of Alcine and Zos, but I found it intriguing how society can label and destroy. Great read.”