Published date: July 28, 2013
Publisher: Bird Brain
Author: Kelly I. Hitchcock
Genres: Realistic Fiction
You can view the summary for Portrait of Woman in Ink: A Tattoo Storybook here.
Thank you, Kelly I. Hitchcock and Bird Brain Publishing for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Most of you probably haven’t heard of Kelly Hitchcock. But I hope that changes. This novel felt so real to me. I was waiting to read “Based on actual events” in the end, along with name change jargon disclaimer, etc.
Each chapter is from a different woman’s point of view and all of the stories link up some way or another. I was so impressed with this. Hitchcock’s writing is sharp and witty. She’s gritty and real and I like it so much. I laughed and I choked up and I felt the feels.
Having tattoos myself, I can relate to the stories of these woman who find themselves either getting inked or reflecting on the ink they already have. Though I’m finished my ink crusade, I’ve been there and I have my regrets but I love the stories behind each one. Not necessarily what they mean but where I was in life and what I felt before, during and after. That’s what this novel is about. It’s about these woman and their journey and their stories.
Kudos, Kelly!! Thanks for that:)