To be honest, until recently I had never written a book review. I can write some pretty vivid reviews if the food in a restaurant is not well cooked or cold when it should be hot. And I’m pretty quick to complain if a new printer doesn’t work properly But I guess I never thought that a review would encourage an author, or even help sell more books.
Today Daughters of Deliverance reached forty nine reviews. It’s been slowly climbing the Amazon rank. It was listed #231 out of more than 200,000 books. I don’t know what that really means, but it’s better than being ranked near the bottom. I suspect that reviews, whether conversations with a friend in the elevator about “the good book I just read,” or a written review on Amazon really does help promote a book.
I love the endorsement my 23-year-old grandson wrote. You’re probably thinking, “of course he’d tell his grandmother what she wants to hear.” But you’ve got to know that this grandson is a writer himself — and a philosopher who thinks deeply about the weight of words. He’s honest “as the day is long” and wouldn’t perjure himself to flatter me. So when he wrote this endorsement, I was honored:
Katharine is a fascinating character. She obviously trusts God immensely. When she was struggling with the decision to leave David and her dreams of residency, to go to China, I shared in that struggle–feeling at least in part, the anguish, followed by rest in the Lord’s will. It’s fascinating to see someone so determined to heal and fulfill her calling that she abandons the familiar. It strikes of yearning for more, for both herself and people she serves. Joe
But before you give up even thinking of writing a review , please remember that there are as many evaluations of a book as there are readers. Some readers like Kate because she’s spunky; others might think she prays too much; or what do you think?
Join the growing number of readers and write a review at the bottom of Amazon’s page for Daughters of Deliverance. Then you’ll be eager to read the rest of her fascinating life, The Queen’s Daughters, which launches on September 1. 2017.