Get This Book for Your Daughter

“Get this book for your daughter.”

That’s not me saying that—that’s a ROXY reviewer.  Me? I would never be so pushy. I’m Canadian.  But these latest ROXY reviews have me in an altered state. 

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 where you can…



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  1. says

    My wife and I read ‘Roxy’ and we don’t even have a teenage daughter. Doesn’t matter — this beautifully crafted novel will have huge appeal to anyone interested in exploring the deeper end of the human gene pool. I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I like this new one WAY better than the original.

  2. says

    You made my day, kind sir. Now will you do me a favour and transplant these thoughts into an Amazon review. Like so much these days, promotion is a numbers game. Sigh.

  3. Don Meuse says

    I concur with Yardley. I didn’t experience ‘Roxy’ as being age specific. Like most good books, it exists on many levels.

  4. Yvette Carol says

    Hi PJ, after reading your former post and then this one, I have resolved I must buy Roxy before I comment. But, will have to be after the Xmas rush on my wallet!

  5. says

    Yvette… no rush, no stress, nothing but take it easy and enjoy the holiday. Roxy will be there when you emerge from the jolly season. All the best to you and your family!

  6. Yvette Carol says

    Thanks, PJ. All the best of the festive season to you and your family! And more power to your pen, my friend. :-)

  7. says

    Hello P J Reece! So I did find you on Mr. Google and I did order Roxy on my kindle because I do have two teenage daughters and one of them (19) just had a wee one. We all share our good books. Thanks!

  8. says

    Jodi… I’m delighted you bought Roxy. I was actually thinking that you’d examine my eBook “Story Structure to Die for”. If you send me your email address, I’ll e-send you a free Kindle version. Cheers.

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