Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Midwest Book Review

“The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.” – Samuel Johnson

Funny how good news comes at the time when needed most. After a hectic few weeks, I found myself wondering if what I really want or need at this time in my life is to sit back, prop my feet up, and take it easy. I was truly tempted to say, “Yes! That’s exactly what I want to do!”

However, before I had the chance to act upon the impulse, I received unexpected encouragement, persuading me to continue my efforts to market my first book and finish my second. The source was a Midwest Book Review of The Ride that ended by saying “…The Ride is exciting reading, sure to please.” They also posted their 5-star review on Amazon.com.

For those that don’t know the Midwest Book Review began in 1976 and is a highly regarded book reviewer source. They receive an average of 1500 books a month. Of those only around 450 are reviewed and of those some reviews are never published for a variety of reasons. I feel fortunate that The Ride was selected to be reviewed and proud that it received good marks.

My determination to keep on keeping on is not only kindled by the Midwest Book Review. Every review that readers have been kind enough to post or send to me as well as other support I receive on so many levels, serves as a reminder that I really am enjoying my ‘ride’ through life and I don’t want to change a thing.

What keeps you from giving up on your dream when life turns chaotic?

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join me for a discussion and book signing at Barnes and Noble, 4010 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fl. on April 11th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Tags: Samule Johnson, The Ride, Midwest Book Review, Amazon, book review,

6 comments:

Nancy J. Parra said...

Congrats on the great review!

Marvin D. Wilson said...

A most timely and wonderful form of encouragement - good for you!

Morgan Mandel said...

Good for you, Jane.
That review should come in handy for selling books to libraries. If you don't have a library list, get one. There are plenty of them around.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Helen Ginger said...

Congratulations Jane. Wow, wow, wow.

Helen
http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Thank you all for the good wishes and Morgan thanks for the tip. I'll look into finding a list.

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Congrats on your review, Jane! Wish I could be in FL to visit your book signing event.

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