“Get this book for your daughter.”
Before I’m finished writing this blog post, I’m afraid I may say it myself.
“Only read this novel if you are interested in adventurous stories set in exotic locations about intelligent young women forced to make life-changing decisions.”
That’s not me, either. It’s a review by a creative writing instructor.
One reviewer was suspicious that ROXY might be a “girly book” for pre-teens. She read it anyway, then began to imagine young women becoming “trapped” by the story and being “unable to escape”…
“until they emerge a little more mature, experienced and human than they ever imagined.”
Head spinning again! Another reader called ROXY…
“Food for thought on what really matters in life.”
“A delightfully complex, engrossing story of love and growth, pain and heartache, and the joy of growing up.”
And these next comments convinced me that writing ROXY was worth all the effort:
“I can’t wait to give it to my daughter. I’m always looking for books that will not only interest her, but model a message about life issues that are positive and inspiring. It was refreshing to read a book that is so acknowledging of the importance of family in a way that honors elders without in any way, shape or form preachy about it.”
I was only trying to write a good story, I swear. And to be entirely honest, I had originally pictured the protagonist as a guy. But my muse had different ideas. She must have wanted to see a review like this one:
“If you are looking for something to pass to your teenage daughter, what could be better than this book?”
Daughter, niece, sister, wife, lover…
“But don’t miss out, read it yourself, first.”
That’s not me, either. It’s from a review on ROXY’s page on Amazon.com where you can…
GET THIS eBOOK FOR YOUR DAUGHTER!