Praise for The First Excellence

The First ExcellenceThe First Excellence ~ Fa-ling’s Map

Donna Carrick
Literary Thriller/Spy/Intrigue

Repeatedly listed in the Top 5 “Canadian Literature for Kindle”!

“An exquisitely-crafted saga of one person’s search for her roots set against a clash of cultures.” ~ Jim Napier, The Sherbrooke Record & Deadly Diversions.

“…compelling storylines… A complex mystery with multiple plots and a host of intriguing characters.” ~ Kirkus Discoveries

“Superb Indie author… The voice of having “been there” comes through loud and clear and cannot be faked.” ~ A.C. Cargill, Tea Time Book Reviews

“The carefully thought out plot melds with real life controversies, such as, international adoption, child abuse, the politics of communist China and the reality of life for those affected by all of the above. I don’t want it to end. Neither will you!” ~ Cynthia Schuerr, The Heart of Writing

“The First Excellence doesn’t shy away from tough topics or the emotions they evoke; in fact, it exposes them, but does so realistically and without sensationalism. This is a great read that offers an insider’s look into the beauty and shocking darkness of a culture while telling a great (and surprising) story.” ~ Beth Hoffman, author of Saving Ceecee Honeycutt