The Nightmare Trilogy has garnered high marks from readers in a very wide range of ages: the youngest was a lad of 10 and the oldest of whom I am aware was a 93 year-old woman. I was approached by a 70-something gentleman who enthused, "That book was magnificent." Wow, I was stunned, not expecting a fellow to walk up to me at a large gathering and tell me he'd read "In the Gloved Hand." I don't constantly think about 'being an author' so when someone asks me about it or says they've liked one of the books, it still surprises me. Definitely, older readers, meaning at least AARP age, will relate to some things in the story lines more than younger ones, but having been alive during WWII certainly is not a requisite for understanding or enjoying the plots. It just means that some of us feel things in a different manner than those whose lives were not directly affected by the war.
The 10 year old read Book 1, "The Taste of Violets," and the 93-year-old "In the Gloved Hand" and "The Taste of Violets." No one has volunteered a review of Book 3, "The Pheasant's Daughter," and I do not recommend it for a 10 year-old. These books emphasize the relationships between men and women of very different backgrounds, the human commonalities, and the effect of war on the everyday lives of these folks long after WWII is over. They are not morbid but they contain extremely stressful situations for the characters, and they contain some areas of intense intimacy. By that I do not mean explicit or gratuitious sex; rather, intimacy in its broadest sense and in a positive way. There is also a good bit of humor in all of my books as well as a thread of mystery and suspense.
The shorter books are appropriate for all ages; however, adults will get a slightly different story than will youngsters reading the same material.
In the years since the first editions of Book 1 and Book 2 of The Nightmare Trilogy were published, I closed my accounts that included the book reviews, so cannot document them for you. The publisher is no longer in business, so all of those reviews have gone the way of the dodo. I will begin some marketing efforts shortly, so will post what and when soon.