There is nothing like getting an unexpected tweet from a reader linking to an amazing review on their blog and amazon. As authors it is what makes writing books so fulfilling and 5 Star Reviews make all the difference in helping to promote a book – if you’ve enjoyed a book the best way to thank an author really is to write a review.
So a big huge thank you to Blogging Mama for her beautifully composed review of The New Arrival Sarah’s heartwarming memoir of training to be a nurse in 1970s London. She discovered us during #mblogchat on Twitter and tweeted us a few days later to tell us she was hooked. Once again Twitter proves to be an incredible tool to connect mothers on parenting, reading and so much more.
“Within the first few pages I was already hooked. Rhodri was down for his morning nap and I read quicker than I’ve ever read taking in every word that painted a vivid picture of Sarah’s surroundings and the people she met…I kept reading, trying to swallow the book whole. I just wanted to take in as much as I could and genuinely didn’t want to put the book down.”
“The book itself is very well written, it’s easy to read and not at all over complicated like some memoirs can be. I love reading but often find books littered with long words that seem to be there for the heck of it. Like a neon sign saying look how intelligent I am, but it’s a big turn off to me. This book isn’t like that at all. It’s written as someone would tell you a story from their past and with vocabulary you can imagine the author using normally.”
” I recommend this book to you all. It was a pleasure to read. When part two is released [She’s Arrived!] I will definitely have to limit my self to a chapter or two a day!! You can pick up a copy of The New Arrival from Amazon, Ebay (signed 1st edition, really wish I’d noticed that before I ordered my copy and not 2 days later!), Whsmith, Waterstones and Foyles. You can also get the E-Book.” Read the full review
In a few month’s time you can also reading Sarah and Amy Beeson’s parenting book Happy Baby, Happy Family: Learning to trust yourself and enjoy your baby which includes some funny and warm reminiscences from four decades of working with thousands of mothers and babies.