"Author Jackie Minniti has written a highly engaging book which will intrigue young readers. Readers are intoduced, in an age-appropriate manner, to the struggles of war. Jacqueline is recommended for home and school libraries and has received the Literary Classics Seal of Approval."
- Literary Classics Book Awards
"A namesake with so much meaning and a promise fulfilled is the basis for this touching novel... a timeless tale."
-US Review of Books
"Minniti's story resonates for all children, regardless of nationality, and is especially relevant for youngsters who find themselves in the midst of strife around the world today. It is a gem to read, and the author unequivocally allows the reader to feel the impact of war on young people. I would read it again and recommend it to friends, young and older."
- Military Writers Society of America
"Books about the everyday events of those living in war-torn Europe during the Nazi days can be difficult to read. Still, it is important that those stories are passed down. Jackie Minniti, in Jacqueline, offers middle-graders a look into those days. Without getting too dark, she provides a fictional account based on a real-life girl. With her struggles to remain safe, to find enough to eat, to avoid Nazi capture, and to continue to believe, Jacqueline is a role model for young readers as she struggles to remain positive even while sacrificing for others."
- Readers Favorite Book Reviews
"A truly memorable book about how love conquers and destroys the hate of some who go out only to seek power. May we always remember the atrocities that occurred during that war... and strive, always, for peace. Thank you, Jackie Minniti (and your father), for sharing your personal story about your beloved namesake. Don't miss this one!"
- GABixler Reviews
"Ms. Minniti, a retired teacher of reading, weaves a tale that awakens WWII for young readers, who will come to comprehend some of the issues and much of the emotions of that tragic historical period. They will learn also that, whenever possible, hope and the human spirit triumph. Kudos to author Jackie Minniti for bringing this story to life."
-The Haunted Reading Room Reviews
"Jacqueline's timeless story of hope, faith, and the enduring bond of friendship will linger with you long after you reach the end.
- New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Capri
"A warm and charming story of friendship, love, and loss in a dark time in the world's history, Jacqueline shows the quiet strength of faith in God and how, even when He seems not to care...He does."
- Johnnie Clark, Award-winning author of Guns Up
"Jacqueline endured rigorous judging and surpassed dozens of titles within its category. It was determined to be unique, worthy, and well produced in all aspects of writing and publishing. It helps maintain circulation of ideas, which is a vital and necessary function for a thriving society."
- Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Eric Hoffer Book Award
Literary Classics Gold Medal
Royal Palm Literary Award Gold Medal
Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal