Monday, November 10, 2014

dozens of copies sold!

That's my marketing slogan for Cry of Hope. I'm pretty proud of it. ;)

Sometimes an author runs across a review for her book that puts into words the exact things she's always meant to say about her book, but couldn't quite because of clarity of thought (or lack thereof) and the sheer fact that it's awkward for an author to insert a correct mix of honest praise and criticism of her own work. All that to say, here's a sweet review that I found on Goodreads...

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My! I love this story! So much. I love John, and Hope and Joshua and Patience. At first, Hope's hopelessness and tendency for hysterical sobbing/blacking out in sad moments annoyed me: also the description, especially in the early section of the book, sometimes bordered on being verboise and a tad melodramatic. But that fixed up beautifully by the second half and the authoress truly excels in her dialogue, and in the historic tones of the story. But as I reached the climax, and the aftermath I came to appreciate where Hope was and what the story of her endurance and faith lead her. The second half was so beautiful and touching and I was deeply inspired by the theme of hope in faith in God and of family too. I related a lot to Hope's journey and her finding healing. That was beautiful, and I was deeply stirred many times! I was really thrilled at how much I enjoyed Cry of Hope!

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Thank you to the stars, Joy. You are the sweetest, and you've echoed my exact thoughts on my little story.

To those of you who are looking for a touching historical read, now is the perfect time to purchase Cry of Hope. Thanksgiving is approaching, and an in-depth look into the personal life of a fictional young Pilgrim will perhaps give a more thoughtful tone to the way you celebrate this year. Cheers!

8 comments:

  1. WOW! I somehow didn't realize that you had your story out on the market. I'll definitely go look it up. It sounds like a beautiful story. And what an accomplishment for finishing a book and getting it published!

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  2. What a beautiful cover! And according to that review, the inside measures up to it. :) I just might have to add it to my to-read list.

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  3. I know I'm not supposed to judge books by their covers, but yours is lovely! I will certainly have to add Cry of Hope to my reading list, especially with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching.
    I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog- I really enjoy reading your posts! I included your blog in my nomination for the Liebster Award, and the details for it are here, http://anothernoteblog.com/2014/11/11/an-award-winning-post/, but please don't feel at all pressured to accept. I just thought it would be a fun way of saying, I think your site rocks, and I'm looking forward to reading more! :)

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    1. This comment made my day. :) Thank you for tagging me, Sarah, and thank you for your sweet words! Your blog is truly lovely, and I'm so happy you stopped by.

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  4. Aww, Emily-darling, I am so glad my silly rambling review of your lovely book turned out all right like that :). I wrote it the moment I finished the book, so my memory of what I put into it was foggy until you shared it here. But I have to agree with my review ;)! *grins* Cry of Hope is beautiful and inspiring! I was just thinking about it the other day, recalling the lovely ending. . . :) <3

    We haven't chatted in a while, sweetie. How have you been? We must have a virtual catch-up before our messages turn a mile long!

    Love you, dear friend!

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    1. Your review put into words what I could not seem to do. Thank you for that. :) And oh, I'm particularly fond of CRY OF HOPE's ending, too . . . ^.^ I'm so happy you liked my book!!

      We haven't chatted in a while, have we? Must fix that soon. :) Thanks for commenting, friend!

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