A few weeks ago, ARC’s (Advanced Reader Copies) of Copper Star were sent out to reviewers. Now this is a very uncomfortable “wait” for a new author. Not unlike a standing-in-front-of-the-world-in-your-underwear-kind-of-feeling (not that I have done that or ever plan to). Anyway, yesterday, the first review came in from Roundtable Review. It’s a beautifully written review (and I’m not just saying that because the reviewer loved my book!). I’ll post the last paragraph here so you can see what I mean:
Fisher’s book is a gem in more ways than one. For once the romance angle is beautifully created and developed. Unlike so many other romance novels with their rushed relationships and devil-may-care attitudes toward love and long-term commitment, this one stands out in the way the relationship is gradually developed and finally comes to fruition. Add to this the fact that her Christian belief is an integral part of the book, yet is in no way preachy or over the top, anyone – even those of different faiths entirely – will find her tasteful discussions of God within the framework of the novel interesting and acceptable. Of course, the action in the story is moving quickly, and the character of Louisa is a lovable, somewhat feisty young woman who does not mind the taste of shoe leather in her mouth. A wonderful book that is highly recommended for all readers.
Isn’t that a “wow?” Reading is very subjective, so I am expecting a few battle scar reviews along the way, but getting such a positive one as my first felt, well, rather providential.
If you’re interested in reading the entire review, it’s posted onto my website (under the books tab)at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com