Famed literary critic Dawn Marie only reviews about one book each year. She’s a busy woman, but when she reviews, people listen. She’s like Oprah--without the free cars. I consider it a distinct honor that her most recent selection is Fiddler’s Green. Watch her review. Be moved.
I’ve added a page to the site for reviews (you’ll find it in the sidebar right under “About the Book” ). Go browse through them and see what readers are saying about The Fiddler’s Gun. If you’ve reviewed the book and don’t see yours listed, let me know and I’ll be happy to add it. I need you readers out there to help spread the word. If you’re interested in writing a review for your website or know of a review site that you think would enjoy the book, get in touch with me via the contact page. Don’t be shy.
Even if you don’t have a website, you can still help. At the bottom of the “Read the Reviews” page you’ll find the opportunity to leave your own review in the comments. Make it as long or as short as you like. And don’t forget to leave a review at Amazon.com or Goodreads as well. But don’t forget that the best reviews of all are those you give to friends over dinner or a hot cup of coffee. If you’ve enjoyed the book, don’t keep it to yourself, let people know.
There’s a new review of The Fiddler’s Gun up at Becky’s Book Reviews. Here’s an excerpt: “What did I enjoy about this one? So very much! I love historical fiction. Usually. And this was no exception. A bit violent at times, yes, but what else would you expect in a sea-adventure filled with pirates?! It was exciting, compelling, hard to put down. It's anything but boring! I cared about Fin from the start. And her companions--especially Jack, Knut, and Tan--became important to me as well. The characters definitely felt human--felt flawed--which is a good thing. I would definitely recommend this one. (Especially if you enjoyed The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.)”
There’s a new review of The Fiddler’s Gun over at the book blog My Friend Amy. Here’s an excerpt: “This is an adventure story and it’s a love story. There are pockets of beautiful writing that will still your heart and characters that are impossible not to feel for. And it’s also a bit of historical fiction! Truly, The Fiddler’s Gun is reading at its best.”
“This book is not a light, entertaining read that you toss aside once finished and never think of again. It is so much more. There is depth, emotion and characters that you will care about. There is excitement, battles and mutiny. Though full of all these things, it also explores the simple yet universal desire to find a home, a place where you are chosen just for who you are. And that is something that anyone should understand.“