"Herb Hopkins writes in an evocative, filmic style. This book must be a series."                                     -Lynda Boyd (actor, director, producer)
Following a car accident in 2005, St. John's freelance writer, Luke Delaney develops an addiction to prescription narcotics and, a decade later, is looking for a way out. Angéline LeBlanc is Luke's strength, but she's coming to grips with her own demons. Enter Liliana Sánchez, Cuban exile and pharmacologist who seems to have all the answers. New Found Land is a modern-day story of snake oil and belief, and Big Pharma is part of the problem. The real fix is in the unconscious mind. Of everyone.Cover art B.W. Chubbs
”The characters become true identities with such depth and reality, it's hard to admit to their lack of existence . . . an honest, deep and entertaining novel of loss and deception. Temperance Street reminds us of who we are as Newfoundlanders through amazing descriptions and flawless dialogue."
"Hopkins' fertile imagination is on every page of Temperance Street."
"Loved this Book. A first novel by retired teacher and published poet Herbert Hopkins, that takes place in St. John's, Newfoundland, which pits environmentalism against big oil and dumb luck against cold calculation, all the while extolling the virtues of friends and family, with all the associated joy, tragedy, strength, fragility and laughter that makes our lives what they are."
"The Book of Luke" is the first novel from Herbert Hopkins, and it has wit, energy and a lively and engrained sense of place."