I have found writing book reviews a little intimidating. Even though I know as a expectant published author they are important and help with book sales. I’m not one to share my opinion on something unless asked. And I tend to stress over the words I choose for explaining what I mean. I mean, what if what I say misses the mark? Or offends someone? And I’m not as eloquent as someone else. Have you read some great reviews on a story and wish you could phrase things like that?
Yet, a book review is just that.
And someone might be interested to hear about it from my point of vew.
I have to remember that.
And then when I decided I would try, my kindle only lets me select a star count, not write words, so I’d have to go downstairs to my computer, log-in and find the purchase and write the review. It makes an already reluctant book review writer want to scream.
Yet, don’t I read reviews when making purchases to see if it’s something that fits my interests? I need to at least try.
So now I have a notebook on my ottomon so that when I finish a story I can practice writing a review.
I recently took the time to type up one of them and post it.
I also see that sometimes people review books in blog posts, and that’s a new challenge for me.
So, in the essence of practice, I wanted to post a review in a blog post as well.
Here I go;
This is book 2 in her Chaparral Hearts series, published by Wild Heart Books (and yes I’ve read book 1 and looking forward to book #3). The historical setting is in California, mostly in the San Diego area.
Sing in the Sunlight by Kathleen Denly is a special story of love, kindness, & patience.
I loved the characters, their interactions with each other, and the way God’s words were woven throughout the story naturally.
The historical context was rich with details and I felt right there in the story.
The struggles of doubt and longing and the lies we believe were very easy to identify with.
It’s amazing what can happen when one continuously seeks God’s wisdom and stays on the path of doing what’s right. I want to be a better person after reading this.
I wanted to disclose that I received a free copy from the author but was not required to review it. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to share.
It’s not a large review, but it came from the heart. Maybe I will get more comfortable with this and learn to expand a bit more.
Are you comfortable writing book reviews? For those more experienced, any words of wisdom?
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