"skilled at making characters seem real and lovable in the space of a few pages or paragraphs."

-Readers' Favorite

"an especially gifted storyteller with a knack for creating fully developed characters and original storylines that engage the readers complete attention from first page to last."

-The Midwest Book Review

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The Old Drive-In

 

"Howard Reiss unearths a genuinely beautiful story. I wish I could give Mr. Reiss more than 5 stars!"           

-Readers' Favorite

 

"Howard Reiss creates richly defines characters and weaves in themes of regret and nostalgia throughout this nuanced romance."

-IndieReader

 

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P Town

 

2016 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Contemporary Romance category

Winner of the 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival in the Spiritual category

 

IndieReader gives P Town 5 stars. "Beautifully written from beginning to end, P Town is endearing and inspiring."

-IndieReader

 

Readers' Favorite calls P Town an "unforgettable read. This book grabbed me from the very first page and kept me obsessively reading until the end. Author Howard Reiss has done a beautiful job in creating characters that his readers will connect with, relate to, and care about. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I am not sure what is."

-Readers' Favorite

 

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The Laws of Attraction

 

Readers' Favorite gives The Laws of Attraction 5 stars! This is "a very insightful and quirky legal thriller" where "nothing is what it seems at first." "This intelligent mystery is a guilty reading pleasure."

-Readers' Favorite

 

"Howard Reiss is able to deftly weave story into sustenance and create a plot that is beautifully original without straying too far from classic themes of this sort of genre."

-Readers' Favorite

 

 

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The Year of Soup

 

Silver Medal Winner for Best Regional Fiction in the Northeast Region in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Won an Honorable Mention in the Romance category of the 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival

BookBub calls The Year of Soup "a heartwarming read."

"The Year of Soup mixes a fine stew of intelligence and wisdom, while also at times stirring in a sharp wit and a pinch of genuine, heartfelt charm and humanity."

-IndieReader

The Year of Soup is "a wonderfully insightful read" and "recommends it to anyone who loves mysteries, emotional fiction, and self discovery." This is "a hands-down, great read."

-Readers' Favorite

"The Year of Soup, as with his first novel, A Family Institution, clearly establishes Howard Reiss' credentials as an especially gifted storyteller with a knack for creating fully developed characters and original storylines that engage the readers complete attention from first page to last. The Year of Soup is highly recommended and thoroughly entertaining, making it an appropriate addition for community library contemporary fiction collections."

-The Midwest Book Review

 

 

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A Family Institution

 

A finalist in the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards
 

"If you liked Where We Belong (by Emily Giffin), you'll love A Family Institution." "The characters ring with truth." 

-IndieReader

 

"A frank novel of family and what binds us all through our troubles, A Family Institution is a choice pick for general fiction collections."

-The Midwest Book Review