--- Lisa Lickel, author of five novels, including “The Map Quilt"
“I like the easy, accessible style.”
--- Julia Forster, author of “Shadow Jumper”
“Good straight forward storytelling and the hook at the end of Chapter 1 works well, when we think the excitement is over. ... The writing is quite good.”
--- Tod Schneider, author of “The Lost Wink”
“It was an enjoyable read. Once I got into it, it kept my interest to see where it was going.”
--- Jill Badzinski, former editor West Bend (Wis.) Daily News
“I like the story. Carl reminds me of Patrick Bateman in ‘American Psycho.’ They are both loners and have a fondness for expensive clothes. I like the description in the first chapters of his interaction, or rather lack of it with his colleagues. I think it's good.”
--- Maria Gibbons, author of “Past, Present, Future?”
“I read the novel cover to cover in just 24 hours. I could not stop. I can’t remember the last time I did that. In fact, I am sure I never have. At first I thought the extensive detail was too much, but as I kept reading, the extra detail painted such a clear picture of who Carl was and who he became after his experience.” - Peter P.
"I just loved the book. I had a hard time putting it down. I can't wait for the next book." - Charlotte S.
"The book was awesome! I loved it!" - Magen S.
"A great book!" - Christa S.
"It was a lovely story." - Jane O.
“I thought it was easy to read, very descriptive; made me want to keep reading. I didn’t want to put it down.” — Liz J.
“It was really enjoyable. I usually take a long time to read books, but this one kept me going and looking forward to coming back. I don’t follow many authors, only one in fact, but now I have a new one to follow!” - Kim S.
“I liked it a lot, hoping the next is a continuation; I think there could be. I look forward to reading the next. … It got to a point where I had a hard time putting it down cause I wanted to know what happened next. So all in all a good read!!” – Robyn B.
"Really loved it. At 72, I wish I could undo a few things, too. Every person's dream I guess." - Tom M.
In “A Life Worth Dreaming About,” Nicholas Dettmann sets forth an appealing, if not unfamiliar, scenario. Through some sort of “divine intervention,” a man is allowed to go back in time and “fix” some of the mistakes he has made, thus correcting the path of his life and making him a better person for it all. Dettmann’s main character, Carl, is granted this intriguing opportunity. … Those who enjoy Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” or Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” will be rooting for Carl to make good on this amazing gift. ... Dettmann’s story has real potential, and his flair for detail is impressive.”
“A Life Worth Dreaming About” is a valiant effort by author Nicholas Dettmann to update “A Christmas Carol” for modern times. Carl, our present-day Scrooge, loves money beyond all else. He’s selfish, mean-spirited and misogynistic. … Dettmann gets points for his clear enthusiasm in writing the story and clever idea.”
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