A Good Home, An Honest House, Author Cynthia Reyes, Book Reviews, Books

An Honest House

Great thanks to Kevin Cooper for this fabulous review. I was so glad to read it!

55 thoughts on “An Honest House”

    1. Thanks, Annette. You may recall that the first one, A Good Home, was mostly written before the accident, so I am thrilled that I can say this one was completely written in the years AFTER the accident. I badly needed to feel that I had accomplished something. Mind you, kudos to my researcher, mentors, editors, doctors, therapist and publisher who all helped in some way.

    1. Well, you have to let me know what you think after reading it, since you and I are history buffs who like buildings that have a story, and the people who have lived in them.

      1. There are actually Green Roses, Chloris has some. I think by green I meant not as sweet as roses, like before your pineapple or mango gets ripe it does not smell as sweet.

  1. Sounds like a real page-turner, Cynthia! I happen to have gotten rid of most of my books, since I moved to a simpler one bedroom apartment. I do write out Library Requisition forms, though and sometimes manage to get them to order new books! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Johanna. All the reviews are excellent so far, but you’re so right: I’ve let my child loose in the big world of readers and critics, and that makes me anxious. We don’t want our children to be disliked, right?

  2. What a lovely review! I went over to Kevin Cooper’s blog and read the whole thing. When things slow down at my end, I really must get hold of your book and read it. πŸ™‚

  3. What a wonderful review Cynthia! I hope you are starting to feel more assured that you have written a good book and that people are really enjoying reading it. I have read it now and loved all of it. I laughed out loud and was near to tears and didn’t want the book to end. I am no reviewer – I don’t have the skill – but I know a well-written book when I read one and yours is. I admire your spirit and your honesty; your descriptions of the troubles you and your family have faced since your accident fill me with sorrow.
    Thank-you Cynthia.

    1. Dear Clare: So glad you got a chance to read AHH. I’m honoured, in fact, as I know you have a very busy life! Thanks for calling it a well-written book – that means a lot to me.
      You have helped me over these recent years more than you know. Thank you, Clare. My best to you and your family.

      1. Thank-you Cynthia. I have so little knowledge about reviewing books and wouldn’t wish to seem patronising when all I have is admiration for anyone who writes a book! And I do admire you greatly.
        My best wishes to you and yours too. Clare

  4. Hmmm…. I think too much is made of the skill of book reviewing. I don’t know how to “professionally” review a book myself.

    But I know this: whether a book holds me in its thrall or leaves me cold within 10 pages; whether the main characters are compelling and I have at least one of them to cheer for; whether the storyline is believable and the world of the story is appealing enough that I want to spend time there; and whether I would want to read this book again and recommend it to my friends.

    We write books for readers, not reviewers, and when a reader likes my book well enough to tell me or someone else so — well, that’s a prize, right there!

    You are not patronising in the least, Clare. Thank you for reading my book.

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