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
from readers of the book
‘Out of the Shadows’
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.