Monday, July 04, 2011

UPDATE: A New 5-Star Review for Each Angel Burns!

UPDATE: Some more kind words from Amazon discussion boards. If these people keep encouraging me like this I'll just write more books! So there!

I'm always just so thrilled when someone takes the time to write a review for any of my books. This was posted on Each Angel Burns' Amazon page by a reader who found the book through Amazon's Literary Fiction Forum:

5.0 out of 5 stars A full reading experienceJuly 2, 2011
MJL (Florida, USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Each Angel Burns (Kindle Edition)
Another wonderful find from the literary fiction forum that delivered more than I expected. The synopsis and the other reviews have covered the plot points so I will simply offer what made this a worthwhile read for me. 

There is so much to appreciate in this novel that if you are a fan of literary fiction, mystery, history, theology and/or love stories you will find it satisfying. I can claim all of the above so I felt as if the book were written to my tastes. I'm fifty and found it refreshing to read about characters in my own age bracket - characters that, although they are dealing with new challenges, have enough emotional depth and experience to guide them. The love story between mature adults is every bit as romantic, if not more so, than those between young lovers. The theological history offered is interesting, informative and pertinent to the story without pushing any religious agenda on the reader at all. The mystery that binds the story from the start isn't front-page-news material but profoundly mystical in nature. There are enough surprises and unexpected twists to classify this novel as a page turner. 

Endorsement enough but...what makes this a true stand-out for me is the lush language that gives the characters, emotions and settings such vivid dimension. Friendship, love and even personal spirituality are put to the test here and provide the reader with plenty to chew on long after the last page is turned. A full reading experience. 

UPDATE: Just saw this in Amazon's The July 2011 Informal Poll - What Are YOU Reading on Your Kindle? Discussion:

ginger says:
I finished Each Angel Burns yesterday. I stayed up until almost 5am on Saturday reading, got a few hours sleep and got up and finished it. I enjoyed the story and obviously got into it since I gave up several hours of precious sleep.....sometimes I just get into a book and don't realize the time!
And:  Posted on Jul 4, 2011 11:51:57 AM PDT
More high marks for Each Angel Burns, which I just finished last night. This is probably not a title I would have chosen on my own, so thanks for all the recommendations here, which led me to a very satisfying read.
And:  Last edited by the author 3 hours ago

MJL says:
Hi, tbov
I recently finished Each Angel Burns and just left a review for it. I so wanted to race through the book but circumstances wouldn't permit. I'm glad I took my time to savor it, it was lovely.

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