Book review by Lino Vella AM, editor of 'The Maltese Herald',
Australia, Tuesday, 17th July 2007

Book review by Fr. Norbert Ellul Vincenti, 'Sunday Times of Malta',
Sunday, 5th October 2008

Messages from readers of the book ‘Out of the Shadows’ by Jessica de Battista

Andreana Spiteri, reader, 10.5.2007
I am a Harry Potter fan, and generally go for that genre of books, but I was pushed into reading ‘Out of the Shadows’ by Jessica de Battista, and I must confess that it took me by surprise. I read it in record time.

Mary Grace Debattista, reader, 8.10.2007
Could not put it down. A 600-page book packed with heart-warming situations. Was sorry to be nearing the end. Please hurry up and give us readers some more.

Anna Fenech, reader, 20.10.2007
I started reading the book. It has captivated my curiosity. I am enjoying the idiomatic expressions and descriptions adorned with adjectives. I should have written them down. Well I will start now. I am in Chapter five. If only I had it in summer when I was in Gozo. Now I have to steal the moments as once kids start school I totally dedicate my time to their needs.

Anna Fenech, reader, 26.10.2007
Hi! I finished the book. It kept me on my toes. I really liked the plot. Took a lot of planning to come out with the chain of events. Was disappointed with the tragic endings but I realize that this was all tied to the fate of the families. The font of the publication is just right. This is important ‘cause small print discourages a sector of the public. I think the book will be liked by the fairer sex. It has been written with attention as the idiomatic expressions continue till the end of the book. - A very good book with calibre comparable to any foreign author. Well-done Jessica. You should work on another one.


Jessica DeBattista
Malta - Europe
Tel: +356 21432873 / 21573077
Mob: +356 79592382