Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. Most likely a crime thriller or a murder mystery, right? That’s how some reviews have perceived this novel, including one put out as “the Amazon review” of this Amazon Best Book of August 2019. Maybe advertising the book this way helps sell more copies. But I think doing so does the novel a disservice. It is, … Continue reading Nature as Main Character in Fiction: 1. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
This is my honest review of Welcome, Reluctant Stranger! which I have been requested to read. Ejourney explores themes of living in two cultures. The multicultural experience is usually not treated by novelists. In her series of three novels, Between Two Worlds, EJ shows off her style of literary romance, not of the more typical romances where lovely damsels tingle and swoon continuously for broad … Continue reading Reviewing Welcome, Reluctant Stranger! A White Male’s POV
Welcome, Reluctant Stranger! (Between Two Worlds Book 3), by E. Journey, is a touching story about a woman who must confront her family’s past. Leilani Torres, a psychologist, helps people heal. But can she heal herself? When she was only nine, Leilani, her mother, and two siblings flee their Pacific country, Costa Mora. Her father was supposed to follow them to the United States, but … Continue reading Welcome Reluctant Stranger: 5 stars—Self-Publishing Review
Come times when you need to toot your own horn. Why not? Sometimes no one else can do it better. Like when you’re getting all these good reviews (for Welcome Reluctant Stranger) and you feel you must share all that heady stuff. The best part is these comments come from readers like you and me. Oh, professional reviewers have their place, but to touch anyone … Continue reading Sweet Words for Welcome, Reluctant Stranger!
************ Welcome, Reluctant Stranger” spans across many genres, though it does so impressively, without losing the sense of the plot and characters. GoodbooksToday.com Reviews E. Journey enwraps the audience in passionate dialog and riveting descriptions throughout Welcome, Reluctant Stranger. Readers of action, adventure, crime novels, political dramas, and certainly fans of love stories will want to pick up this book. Given the nature of the … Continue reading Goodbooks Today Review: Welcome, Reluctant Stranger
************ Journey has woven a beautiful narrative filled with complex relationships and interactions between women – aunts, mothers, and daughters.” – GoodbooksToday.com Reviews Evy Journey has woven an intricate, heart-wrenching coming-of-age story about family and love with HELLO, AGNIESZKA! The sequel to HELLO, MY LOVE!, this novel continues the story of a family who is shaken by the eldest son’s suicide attempt. In order to … Continue reading GoodbooksToday.com Review of Hello, Agnieszka !
Views from Three Readers: After her son tried to commit suicide, Agnieszka was left with no choice but to reveal a well-kept secret to her kids in order to help them understand their brother’s actions. Starting from when she was eight, she told her family her life story, with the hope that this would make them understand her journey and the choices she made along … Continue reading Hello, Agnieszka! A Five-Star Readers’ Favorite
The best thing, so far, about the Virtual Book Blog Tour for Hello, My Love is getting book reviews. I find the feedback quite useful. I’m changing the cover and have made a bit of revision in one chapter based on these reviews. I had earlier relied on subtext to indicate motivation but subtext probably works only on careful reading, and reading for entertainment … Continue reading Book Reviews for Hello, My Love! on Book Blog Tour
************ “The unexpected surprises and emotional encounters of this novel keeps the reader enthralled until the very last page.”—GoodbooksToday.com Reviews There are few stories that capture the raw emotions of a true and powerful love. The desire and yearning to be with that special person your heart has chosen can be all-consuming and unrelenting. “Hello, My Love!” portrays just that. You can just feel the … Continue reading Praise for Hello, My Love! from Goodbooks Today.com
Don’t you just love, get exasperated, sometimes get thrilled, even occasionally feel depressed at, the reviews you get for your beloved creation? You pause, take it in, and then, you tell yourself it is as much about the readers as it is about you. Or better yet, it is more about the readers than it is about you. At which point, you ought to relax … Continue reading What Some People Are Saying: Book Reviews
Margaret of the North by Evy Journey is a sequel to North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, the romance between Margaret Hale and John Thornton, later dramatized by a 2004, BBC North & South TV serial, a mini-series of four 50-minute episodes with Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage in the lead roles. This novel, Margaret of the North, sensitively gives us the ensuing life histories … Continue reading My Male Perspective: Review, Margaret of the North