About Hana

About Hana

by K T Bowes

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BN ID: 2940045467025
Publisher: K T Bowes
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Series: Hana Du Rose Mysteries , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 54,550
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

The first time K T Bowes won a writing competition she was six and the sound of the applause as she went up on stage stayed with her for at least half an hour. Then when they presented her with a Jaffa biscuit as a prize the shine wore off and she palmed it off on her baby sister after school. She wrote in her teenage years because the local paper paid money to kids for stories and she subsidised her role as sales assistant in a chip shop with her writing. Married with four children, her work history includes a variety of roles from law enforcement officer to chief pot and bottle washer in a hospital. She gained a drawer full of diplomas and certificates over the years for her numerous jobs but the most unused one was an honours degree in English. Eleven years ago after getting on a plane with a rucksack, a suitcase and a one way ticket to New Zealand with her family, K T Bowes dusted off her degree certificate and began to write again.Seven years later and she'd produced three novels which were published first on the book site which must not be named here. A few years on and she's an international best seller with nineteen books published under the Hakarimata Press label and available in most online retailers. K T Bowes is still in New Zealand and still married, but the four children she crossed the world with have all grown up and started doing incredible things of their own. Now in their twenties, they all seem to be stuck in the tertiary system as eternal students but one day they might find their way out - although they aren't currently looking for the exit. She visits them there regularly and sends food parcels and money. She used to horse ride but kept falling off and breaking bones so now stays almost safely on the treadmill - almost safely because she has fallen off that too. Her constant writing companion is a ginger cat called Nahla who sleeps in her desk drawer and follows her everywhere, begging for her picture to go on Twitter.

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About Hana 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More words is not better. I enjoyed reading the New Zealand references and customs because they are so different. But the book got off on tangents that were not pertinent. I read to the end just to find out what the bad guys wanted, and came up empty. If nearly 600 pages can't solve a mystery, it doesn't need solved. Hana could go on to new adventures in the next book, but this one should have concluded in this book. I don't think I'll be reading more.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Heather Osborne for Readers' Favorite About Hana by KT Bowes is a women’s fiction novel chronicling the trials and tribulations of Hana Johal. The first installment of a three-book serial, continuing on to several other sequels, the reader is introduced to our heroine, a support assistant at a local New Zealand All Boys Christian school. Hana navigates life the best she can after the premature death of her husband, Vik. Just when she thinks she has a handle on it all, Logan Du Rose turns up at the school as the new English teacher. Almost instantly, the pair are infatuated with each other, each afraid to really act on their feelings. On top of all this, Hana seems to be the target of mysterious men who are certain she has something they want. Will Hana and Logan finally succumb to their longings, or will every complication thrown in their way cause irreparable harm to their budding relationship? Miss Bowes has a knack for drawing the reader back to old school women’s fiction. I would liken About Hana to the works of Fern Michaels, both in the technique and way she describes each seemingly mundane event in a person’s life. By saying this, I do not mean that About Hana is in any way boring. Bowes draws us in with a flawed character. I found myself hating her at some points, but also recognizing that I may have acted in the same irrational ways in the same situations. After this excellent beginning, I eagerly look forward to reading the next installment. About Hana by KT Bowes is not what I would call your easy beach read. It will force the reader to really use their comprehension skills. It was a breath of fresh air compared to some of the books out today.
Zeece More than 1 year ago
This author just did a complete edit of the first ten chapters of this book, prompting me to rewrite my previous review. It now has a smooth flow without the side stories that took the reader out of the main thread of the story. The focus is on the main characters and we get frequent glimpses of Logan as he begins to garner Hana's interest. The first ten chapters are now more streamlined, tighter, focused. The character of Logan will totally hook you with his secretive, tortured soul and beautiful grey eyes. He proved to me far more beguiling than any other character in the story. For me, it turned out to be about Logan. His complex, dual, fascinating personality won my heart. By the end of the book, I accepted the fact that I had to know what the fate of Logan, Hana, and the Du Rose family would be, no matter how many books I had to read! This book is a very clean. Although there are clearly hints of sexual situations, they are never described. The main character, Hana, is a deeply Christian woman and often speaks about her faith, but the novel is not driven by a religious theme. It is the start to a fascinating family saga and once you are hooked, you have no choice but to follow it to its end. I highly recommend it.
kitty36LD More than 1 year ago
several words in another language I did know or understand. Sorry but I feel the readers should of more of an ending than we got.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It went on a bit to let you into the main character's life but was worth it.