See below reviews: 1* & 2*. There are over 170 5* reviews on Amazon, and in all fairness here’s a link for all the amazon reviews: from 1-5*.
All Amazon Reviews:
What’s the point of this post?
Being raised with a brother with mental illness through my formative years, and not being able to bring friends to my house, messed with my thinking.
I became hyper-sensitive to what others think of me, because I sure as hell knew what people though about my brother. I struggled with depression because of it and finally through the years learned to find inner peace and meaning for my existence.
I’ve always loved to write but never thought of myself as a writer. I’m just an ordinary human being, in just about everything I do, what I consider average. I make no claims to be this or that, better or worse. Writing has been a place of sanctuary for me where I get to say it all out loud and not worry about what will they think of me. Worry about that was present when I wrote this book. At first I didn’t even want to put it out, for fear I’d make an absolute fool out of my mediocre self. Then, encouraged by friends, one a publisher, I turned it over. And, out–to the world. That one person read and liked it was great. But all the attention has been a huge surprise.
The book’s made it into main stream press and magazines, been featured on a local TV show, read by an actress at a prestigious art center here in Southern California, is sitting with the film production company (Two Ton Press) that did The Bucket List (the head of that group was someone I met at my local dog park, lol) and now I just received an e-mail that The Rainbow Project has nominated it to be considered for their 2014 list. That’s the LGBT group that reads novels to determine if they are appropriate to be recommended to LGBT children. They’re affiliated with The American Library Association and trust me if my book makes it to that list, I will be a happy woman when I go to my final resting place. I won’t know the results of that one till January 2014.
Back to the point of this post. Writing and putting it out there has subjected me to feedback from all over the place, good, bad, luke warm. The first negative review left me sleepless for two nights, wanting to crawl into my, I’m not good enough cave. Now, after other 1 & 2 * on Amazon and others on Goodreads, I’m building immunity to what others think. I’m okay with honest feedback and want dialogues to ensue. Why? Because it’s not about me. It’s all about tolerance and if we can open up channels of loving acceptance, than my own small self can suffer a little. Don’t you agree?
I do not agree with homosexuality. If I had realized that this was the center of the book; that it was the story of lesbian sisters I would not have ordered it.
I couldn’t get past the second chapter after learning the subject of the story. I do not agree with persecuting anyone but reading a story of the lif e of a lesbian is not on my list of entertainment. I give it a thumbs down.
I never finished the book as I do not care for books regarding homosexuality. I wish it had been based on something else.
I do like like the gay agenda always coming through as being the thing to accept these days. I know people will think I am narrow minded but if God’s Word says it is wrong…it is wrong to carry out the act. I find it disgusting to read about the act. Should there be hate crimes committed? Absolutely not. Could not read the rest of the book. I was thinking it would be a wholesome book. In my opinion it was not.