I can’t express the excitement I felt when I saw the first review of my novel, Two Lovely Berries, on one of my favorite book blogs, Words for Worms. I’ve been following Words for Worms for a long time, and I’ve also participated in her Fellowship of the Worms.
In her review of Two Lovely Berries, Katie wrote:
I don’t know what to say other than this book was excellent. I found the story engrossing from the start. Books that focus on interpersonal relationships sometimes turn a corner into a weird introspective place, but I thought Two Lovely Berries stayed grounded firmly in reality. Everything was realistically portrayed, and even the dramatic bits avoided abject melodrama. Tales of infidelity, workaholics, family violence, and sibling rivalry all blend together with refreshing glimmers of humanity that make the whole thing just work.
I am so glad that Two Lovely Berries turned out to be an enjoyable read for her. Check out my comment to her post to find out more about the origin of the novel and where my own twins make a cameo. 🙂
For more background on the novel, see Freshly Pressed & Freshly Published!
Wonderful review; I look forward to reading the book!
Thanks for the support! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Hooray! It must be so exciting to see your book go out into the world and hear about people enjoying it. 🙂
Thank you, Lindsey! It was very exciting to see Katie’s review!
I just purchased your book and had a very hard time getting it my iPad. Finally did, and am not fond of the Cloud reader. I wish I could have had your book in my Kindle app, but it only went to the cloud. I never had an issue like this before. I hope I can now read since I bought it for going on a trip abroad. I do like Katie’s review, so I am sure it will be a good read.
Thanks for the support, Donna! I’m sorry that you’ve had a hard time getting it onto your iPad. I wonder what the problem is. I’m going to look into it.
Excellent! I just reblogged this.
Thank you so much! I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying the book so far. Your novel is one of the high-quality Indie books that encouraged me to pursue this path. 🙂
Reblogged this on Lee Fullbright's Room and commented:
Sharing a review of Two Lovely Berries, a just-released novel by my favorite blogger, A.M Blair. I’m reading the novel now and enjoying it.
Good reviews really make your day. Congrats!
Thanks, Theo! It was a very nice surprise. 🙂
Congratulations… that’s wonderful!
Woohoo! What a relief to have your first review be so positive. Here’s to many more positive reviews!
Thank you! It was so nice to wake up to Katie’s review. My novel definitely won’t appeal to everyone (no book does!), and I’m really, really glad that the first review wasn’t a negative one. 🙂
Ha! You know I’m a cantankerous old mule and a terrible liar. I was pleased as punch to get to write up a rave for you, and you know I only do that when books are legitimately good! 🙂
Thank you so much, Katie! You really made my week (and, quite frankly, I was otherwise having a pretty stressful one). Your review put a huge smile on my face. 🙂
Neat! Blogging pays dividends. 🙂
Thank you! Blogging has been a very rewarding experience.