Before I became an author, I never wrote book reviews on Amazon. It never occurred to me that I should. I would read them, but I didn’t think it was my duty (or right) to write them. Since then, I’ve written numerous reviews. My husband has, too. What I’ve come to realize is that authors and readers need book reviews from all kinds of readers, not just from professional reviewers. . .
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Too much baggage makes for a hard journey... January 26, 2015
Sierra Sunrise is at times a difficult read, ultimately because of the utterly gripping way the author manages to inject honest, high-impact emotion into each step her characters take. You end up really caring about her main characters and get annoyed when they repeatedly refuse to read the six foot high letters on the wall. You also fall in love with her carefully crafted settings. It's an important novel describing the process through which a retired High School teacher confronts (or dodges...) all the different ways that her past baggage has its hands all over her present life, her decisions, even her reactions to both pain and joy. On the surface this book seems like a Romance, but it carries such resounding personal depth and understanding of a damaged soul, that it is much more than that. Fortunately, a much-needed moment of clear self-knowledge awaits. Add a star if you read in the romance or in the fictional memoir genres regularly, or if you feel your life is controlled by an event from your childhood.
4.0 out of 5 stars Loving oneself is never as easy as it sounds September 18, 2014
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