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Category Archives: Book Reviews

For Your Review

By: Suzanne Kuhn, SuzyQ The all important book review — as an author you understand the importance of them. Agents, publishers, critique groups, and author friends all discuss book reviews. There’s exhilaration in a great one, and disappointment in a … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews for You

by Eddie Jones Here we are in the midst of the most important shopping season of the year and (perhaps) your book languishes in the lost-but-not-found section of Amazon, B&N.com and Christianbooks.com. Oh what is a poor author to do, … Continue reading

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Be Kind to One Another

by Tina Radcliffe It’s quite serendipitous that what has been percolating in me for days is a postscript to Deborah Raney’s lovely post of September 4, 2013, “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Reviews.” As members of ACFW, there is … Continue reading

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Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Reviews

by Deborah Raney One of the hard things a published writer must learn is to toughen up where reviews are concerned. I hate bad reviews, whether from professional critics or ordinary readers on amazon.com. I especially hate them when they … Continue reading

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Extrovert Your Introverted Writing Ways

by Crystal Laine Miller If you are an introverted writer, you may be ready to crawl into a cubby somewhere after reading Amanda Luedeke’s The Extroverted Writer: An Author’s Guide to Marketing and Building Platform. Don’t. Read it again (it’s … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Review

By Cynthia Ruchti Why do people write reviews? • They want to help spread the word about a great book. • They have been asked to give an honest review about a new book by the publishing house or publicist, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lights, Cowboy, Action

by Kim Vandel In her debut novel Lights, Cowboy, Action, Lesley Ann McDaniel takes us behind the scenes of North to Montana, an epic western sure to be a box office hit. Well, it will be if Courtney can keep … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Don’t Know Me

Title: You Don’t Know Me Author: Susan May Warren Publisher: Tyndale House Date: September 2012 ISBN: 978-1414334844 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Holly Wolfe Grab your favorite quilt and a cup of Wild Moose Mocha and snuggle in for another … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Amish Wedding

Title: An Amish Wedding Author: Kelly Long, Kathleen Fuller, Beth Wiseman Publisher: Thomas Nelson Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9782595549211 Genre: Amish Romance Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Priscilla’s upcoming wedding is stirring up trouble-and romance-in Paradise: A collection of three … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bees in the Butterfly Garden

Title: Bees in the Butterfly Garden (The Gilded Legacy) Author: Maureen Lang Publisher: Tyndale House Date: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1414364469 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Laura Hilton Meg Davenport has never wanted for anything-except her father’s love. Raised in an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warring Spirits

Title: Warring Spirits Creek Country Saga Author: April Gardner Publisher: VinSpire Publishing Date: November 2011 ISBN: 978-0983419853 Genre: Historical Reviewed by: Lisa J. Lickel Readers of historic, issue-laden fiction, especially of early 19th-century southeastern Americana, won’t be disappointed. Major Philip … Continue reading

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Book Review: Submerged

Title: Submerged Author: Dani Pettrey Publisher: Bethany House Date: May 2012 ISBN: 978-0764209826 Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Laura Hilton Bad girl Bailey Craig has vowed never to return to Yancey, Alaska. She’s changed-but Yancey is a town that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California

Title: A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California Author: Keli Gwyn Publisher: Barbour Books Date: July 2012 ISBN: 978-1616265830 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Holly Weiss Delightful Old West Romance Widow Elenora Watkins relocates with her daughter, Tildy, to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Maggie’s Journey

Title: Maggie’s Journey (McKenna’s Daughters, Book 1) Author: Lena Nelson Dooley Publisher: Realms Date: October 2011 ISBN: 978161638589 Genre: Historical Fiction Reviewed by: Cara Putman With Maggie’s Journey, Lena Nelson Dooley crafts an engaging first book in a story of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cooking the Books

Title: Cooking the Books (Sloane Templeton Mystery. Book 1) Author: Bonnie Calhoun Publisher: Abingdon Press Date: April 2012 ISBN: 978-1426733888 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Reviewed by: Cara Putman Sloane Templeton’s life is chaos in Cooking the Books. Her mom’s died, she’s … Continue reading

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