What readers think of First Time
The Delaware Press Association has awarded First Time second place for the best collection of short stories by a single author in their 2017 Communications Contest. Evaluation comments from the literary judge follow:
"The stories in this collection engage immediately. Each story comments of a memory of that very first time - who doesn't want to remember college and loves? A tender look at mid-life, and end of life experiences. The stories written in first person capture the readerís emotions."
There is something for everyone here
First Time contains a variety of stories beginning with four dopey college students driving to Florida for spring break and ending with my favorite, a touching story of a widower re-tracing the last vacation he took with his beloved wife, Anne. Itís a good collection and an excellent way to get to know the author, Frank Hopkins. R. E. Reece on August 15, 2016
...book of short stories entwining each one together...
I enjoyed reading how you can relate to past experiences in some way to your own life...I certainly could especially...Santa Claus Stories and My Trip Alone...these stood out for me. Judith L. Kirlan July 29, 2016
First Time is nostalgia at its best.
The variety of stories touch on some part of a readerís own life, from a spring break trip to an exotic love. Frank E. Hopkins does a fine job of weaving the stories that, at first seem to stand on their own, but then all come together. Each story taps into the emotions of events throughout life in a way the reader can relate. All-together, First Time makes a great beach read with each story taking just a little of your time. I recommend it. Jack Coppley June 13, 2016
First Time is a witty, eclectic, entertaining collection of memorable times
Author Frank Hopkins' creation "First Time" is a witty, eclectic, entertaining collection of memorable times in the lives of ten individuals. First impressions are always the lasting impressions and "First Time" will make a pleasant dent in your enjoyment psyche. Amazon Customer May 17, 2016
Ö fond memories as a student or the traditional Spring Break trip to Florida. The bitter sweet memories of my first car and a trip alone. But by far was a memory I didn't have but could live through his writing, the trip to Sorrento. Beautifully written, through his words, I enjoyed the walk up from the beach, the breeze from the sea and the aromas coming from the multiple restaurants he visited. I could feel the charm of the city in his writing. William Kennedy April 13, 2016
Öwill make a pleasant dent in your enjoyment psyche.
Author Frank Hopkins' creation "First Time" is a witty, eclectic, entertaining collection of memorable times in the lives of ten individuals. First impressions are always the lasting impressions and "First Time" will make a pleasant dent in your enjoyment psyche. An Amazon Customer on May 17, 2016.