For Your Review

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By: Suzanne Kuhn, SuzyQ The all important book review — as an author you understand the importance of them. Agents, publishers, critique groups, and author friends all discuss book reviews. There’s exhilaration in a great one, and disappointment in a bad one. We see requests for them on blogs, facebook, and twitter. But if an author is honest, there can …

Be Kind to One Another

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by Tina Radcliffe It’s quite serendipitous that what has been percolating in me for days is a postscript to Deborah Raney’s lovely post of September 4, 2013, “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Reviews.” As members of ACFW, there is an expectation that at some point we will have books available for consumer purchase. Additionally, we all have our own …

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Reviews

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by Deborah Raney One of the hard things a published writer must learn is to toughen up where reviews are concerned. I hate bad reviews, whether from professional critics or ordinary readers on amazon.com. I especially hate them when they aren’t as much about the book, as they are about demeaning an author’s beliefs, religion, ethnicity, or personality. But bad …

Reviewing the Review

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By Cynthia Ruchti Why do people write reviews? • They want to help spread the word about a great book. • They have been asked to give an honest review about a new book by the publishing house or publicist, the author, or the review team on which they serve. • They feel compelled to warn potential readers about a …

Book Review: You Don’t Know Me

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Title: You Don’t Know Me Author: Susan May Warren Publisher: Tyndale House Date: September 2012 ISBN: 978-1414334844 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Holly Wolfe Grab your favorite quilt and a cup of Wild Moose Mocha and snuggle in for another excellent book in Susan May Warren’s charming fictional town of Deep Haven, Minnesota. You Don’t Know Me features Annalise Decker, …

Book Review: An Amish Wedding

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Title: An Amish Wedding Author: Kelly Long, Kathleen Fuller, Beth Wiseman Publisher: Thomas Nelson Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9782595549211 Genre: Amish Romance Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Priscilla’s upcoming wedding is stirring up trouble-and romance-in Paradise: A collection of three Amish novellas connected to one larger story. A Perfect Secret by Kelly Long-Rose Bender has always known she’d marry her …

Book Review: Bees in the Butterfly Garden

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Title: Bees in the Butterfly Garden (The Gilded Legacy) Author: Maureen Lang Publisher: Tyndale House Date: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1414364469 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Laura Hilton Meg Davenport has never wanted for anything-except her father’s love. Raised in an exclusive boarding school among Fifth Avenue’s finest, she was trained to be the perfect society wife. When Meg was younger, …