"A Curious Host is a moody mystery worth a read on a rainy day.”  

IndieReader, Jan. 2017

​“One of those all-too-rare novels that will linger in the mind and memory of the reader long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf …”  - Midwest Book Review, April 2017

Non Fiction

 “… the best read-aloud stories are those where the child can supply the pictures through imagination. This little collection of stories is perfect for that…”

Literature for Kids, Nov. 2017


​“Highly recommended not just for fans of historical novels, but also for any reader who enjoys a skillfully executed tale…” -BlueInk starred review 2017

​​​“… Mrs. Avery vividly describes places and events; I can almost see and feel the sights in the story…” Richard Griffin, Library Director of Washington County Library System, Dec. 2016

A "2015 Reviewers' Choice" selection by Foreword Reviews

​"A major literary effort, Orphan in America is a deftly constructed novel of impressive complexity.." Midwest Book Review, Nov. 2015

"... an immersive read... well recommended."  Historical Novel Society

IndieReader -Top-Rated Review 
" Orphan in America succeeds because of its realistic setting and winning characters."

​Listed in "The Best Indie Books of 2014" for Kirkus Reviews

A Kirkus Indie Book of the Month: December 2014

Featured in the December 2014 Books of the Month by The Association of Independent 


Nanette L. Avery

​​​​“Nanette L. Avery pays impressive tribute to the Southern Gothic in

A Curious Host…” Foreword-Clarion Reviews, Sept. 2016

No Shelf Required --​Book of the Week

Young at heart

"A satisfying and unexpectedly soulful pioneer tale." -Kirkus Reviews, Nov.2017

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