Photos by Hamlin Grange


Dear Friends:

I promise I won’t inundate you with book stuff!  But I really want to share some good news from the first days after my book was released online:

  1. Diane Taylor, author of The Gift of Memoir, (an excellent go-to book on memoir-writing) was the first to review my book. A very nice review, though it also made me cry.
  2. I got to hold the first copy of An Honest House in my own hands on Wednesday.  
    Book An Honest House First Copy 1
  3. And author and book blogger Kev Cooper, of  Kev’s Raves and Reviews, gave the book a big shout-out this week.  

Thank you both, Kev and Diane!






Filed under A Good Home, Bloggers, Book Readers, Diane Taylor expert on memoirs, Memoir-Writing

54 responses to “Wow

  1. And well deserved too. When I’ve finished reading, I’m sure you can add my plaudits 🙂

  2. I just got my copy this week. Have only had a bit of time to read, but have thoroughly enjoyed the first few chapters. You have a gift with words. It is one of those books it is hard to put down. …Thank you for being willing to write it.

    • Thanks hugely, Karen. Readers like you who choose early to buy a book (even before the reviews are in) are giving a valuable vote of confidence which an author really appreciates.

  3. Love that picture…one to frame and put on the wall! 🙂

  4. Laurie Graves

    What a thrill! Congrats!

  5. Spectacular! and a long time coming. Congratulations, currently downloading it.

  6. Congratulations, Cynthia!

  7. Hamlin Grange

    The reference to Diane’s review is not hyperlinked. Check that.

    Hamlin Grange

    From: Cynthia Reyes Reply-To: Cynthia Reyes Date: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 3:22 PM To: Hamlin Grange Subject: [New post] Wow

    Cynthia Reyes posted: “~~ Photos by Hamlin Grange ~~ Dear Friends: I promise I won’t inundate you with book stuff! But I really want to share some good news from the first days after my book was released online: I got to hold the first copy of An Honest House in my own hand”

  8. Dear Cynthia, I received my copy this week. Many blessings, Ellen

  9. What a thrill to be able to hold your own book in your own hands. Are you sure you didn’t ‘squee’ and hug it? I would have!

  10. It looks great in your hands, Cynthia! Congratulations!

  11. Very exciting to have the book in your hands! Excellent review.

  12. I am so full of admiration for you. The two reviews are very good but only what you deserve.

  13. I agree with Rose. The photo is beautiful. Time to bask on the beach of your sun-drenched new book.

  14. What a wonderful moment it must have been to hold that crisp new book in your hands. So much love and work in those pages. Savour the moment!

  15. Can’t wait to buy mine at the launch!

  16. leemacleod

    Congratulations Cynthia! Wow! Another great book. Maybe you would like to visit us at Scarborough Garden and Hort and read some of the garden passages to us. Then get to sign copies of your book. I know we are looking to fill October with a variety of speakers. Maybe two or three speakers on different topics – we’d like to try something different. Best wishes for an amazing book launch, Lee MacLeod President, Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society

    • I’d love to, Lee. There are lots of great moments about the flower garden and veggie garden in this book. (And apparently, there’s also lots of delicious food in the book!) Thank you for your kind comment.

  17. A new book while I was ‘away’. Congratulatinos Cynthia!!! Xo Johanna

  18. It must be a wonderful feeling to have published two books! I can’t wait to read it.

    • It is, and each special for a reason. The first one was mostly written over the 25 years before the accident. Book 2 is the first one I’ve written from scratch post-accident, and it only took me 3 years of stops and starts! Thank you.

  19. Congratulations on the publication of your book! It must feel amazing to hold your own book in your hands. 😃

  20. Congratulations, Cynthia! 😀

  21. Congratulations, Cynthia. I loved every page of both your books. And I’m hoping to read a third one too. 🙂
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  22. Congratulations Cynthia .. How exciting ! 😃

  23. Inese Poga Art plus Life

    That is fantastic! Something you can be really proud of.

  24. So excited for you! I received my copy on Thursday and will be diving in soon!!

  25. Kev

    You’re most welcome! I’m looking forward to reading your work, Cynthia. 😊

  26. Ah there’s nothing like holding the actual finished article in your hands… well done and congratulations! I will look forward to reading it!



  27. Hey Cynthia – I have quite a bit of catching up to do chez vous, but as soon as I catch up with myself 🙂 I shall return! Have a lovely day! Jeanne

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