Sometimes you get one of those reviews that really lifts your spirits and you know that what you’ve written has given a lot of enjoyment to a reader – this was one of those reviews.
4.0 out of 5 stars Where’s My Plaid!, March 9, 2015
By The Just-About-Average Ms. M (North Florida) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Turn of the Tide (Kindle Edition)
‘ The plot moves at a good, steady clip for those readers who prefer to be jostled along, but it also pauses from time to time to allow the setting to take a bow, or the weather, or the sometimes haunted—and haunting—ruminations of Munro, his wife, and a number of other characters. The slower parts are well-crafted, the descriptions those of someone who has been there, seen it all, and doubtless has several tee shirts to prove it. When the action escalates, which it often does, take a deep breath because you will feel the rush. Once you sort out who is who, and feel pretty certain you know not only how this story will progress but also how it will end, prepare to be embarrassed. Prepare to be amazed, rather, because you won’t see it coming.’
The full review can be seen here.
Well, I was told, warned even, to brace myself for a 1* review when I undertook to let Turn of The Tide go on free download for c5 days. I’m not sure exactly when the free download period is ending, but as of now – midnight on the 5th day – it’s still in the top 20 on both the US and UK site. So I’m quite chuffed with that.
But more importantly, far from the 1* I was dreading, I have had two new reviews today on the US site – at least one of which is as a result of someone downloading the free book. And what a review – detailed, structured, comprehensive, literate and all round wonderful.
I don’t know Kate Martyn, but I am going to follow her blog – and will value her reviews of other books in the future.
And though I know the 1* may (and probably will) come, just now I’m feeling very encouraged and feel that the promo would have been worth it, just for those new reviews.
I continue to be moved by the comments that folk are leaving on my book page in http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/book.php?id=927 It makes the nomination for the competition worthwhile, whatever the outcome, to see that folk are enjoying my writing. And an added impetus to get on with the sequel!
Follow the link or check out the reviews page here under Turn of the Tide for some examples.
I’ve read so many times and in so many places that good reviews are important so a heartfelt plea to the writers who have commented there having read the whole book, please, please add your comments on Amazon (and Goodreads if you are involved there.)
I would really appreciate it.
My thanks to the reviewer for New Books Magazine for a positive and well thought out review. I’m chuffed…
All I need now is a book group or two to decide to read and then I might get lots of feedback…
Review of Turn of the Tide by Bookbag – Thank you!!
Review of Turn of the Tide By Larry Augsbury, Clan Cunningham Chairman can be found here
How generous is that? Especially when William Cunningham is my primary villain!