I hope everyone had a blessed Memorial Day weekend and took time to
remember those veterans who have served us and others who are still
serving us. May God bless them for all they've given to America and
their fellow citizens.
Below are a
couple of blogger reviews for my brand new release, A Matter of Character. These
show why we writers can feel a bit batty at times.
"This is the third book in the Sisters of
Bethlehem Springs book. It is a great Christian historical fiction
novel. All three were good but I think this one is my favorite. Well
written, it flows well and held my attention from page one."
adore Robin Lee Hatcher. She is an amazing story weaver. I loved this
series, but it seems to me that she was tired of the story when she got
to this one. It didn't grab as well as the others."
writers are notoriously insecure. A few bad reviews can shake us to the
core. Naturally then, I'm delighted that the majority of readers seem
to not only love A Matter of Character but also feel that it was a
great way to end the series.
And yet, as you can see from the above, what one reader found gripping
from the first page, another found not gripping at all. What one reader
thought was the best book in the series, another thought yours truly was
tired of the series when I wrote it.
What's a writer to do? The only answer I have is to try to remember that
reading enjoyment is a relative thing. So as I work on my next book,
I do all I can to write the best story I'm capable of at the moment.
Then I send it out there, hoping that the majority of readers will love
it and be entertained for a few hours.