Flinn writes with true eloquence!,
March 28, 2012
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review is from: Three Gifts (Paperback) As a freelance editor,
I was lucky enough to meet Mary Flinn and was an instant fan! Her first book,The One: A
Novel was an instant hit with believable, lovable characters to begin the
story of a small town couple, Chelsea and Kyle, and their coming of age story.
Time's a Charm is the second book, following the same family, but focusing
on an older, more experienced couple, but a lovable, genuine couple nonetheless.
The third book,Three
Gifts is just that-a true gift to literature! No wonder this novel won the
Pacific Book Review Best Romance Novel of 2011 award, as well as a first place
finish for the 2011 Reader Views Reviewers' Choice Award. It is an authentic,
heartfelt story of a now grown up Kyle and Chelsea that we came to know in the
first novel, The One. Three Gifts is a rapid read, once you start turning the
pages, you quickly find yourself at the end and wanting the story to continue.
Truly, as you read this story, you feel as if you know the characters and
situations. I can only imagine the next chapter in the story of these beloved,
familiar characters that everyone can relate to in their own lives.As a
writer, Mary has continually perfected her skill in dialogue, character
development and the true art of storytelling in a believable voice. It is a joy
to pick up any of the three books and I can only hope that I get to read the
next masterpiece that she will release! The simple skill of writing believable
stories with recognizable characters is a true talent. Mary Flinn is not only a
skilled writer of eloquence, but an artist! I am a fan and I hope that anyone
reading this will be so moved as to read all three of her novels. You will be
amazed and quickly a fan of the characters in these familiar NC towns! These
books are full of genuine NC settings that will resonate with natives and those
who know the beauty of the mountains and the coast of NC. The characters will
make you feel as if you are part of their circle of friends, or you wish that
you were! These novels are a must read! Whether you are on vacation or just
wishing you were, it is definitely worth the time to get to know the cast of
characters and spend some time with this trilogy of books!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Three Gifts and Second Time's a Charm receive Reader Views Book Awards 2011
I am honored and humbled to announce that Three Gifts placed first in the Romance Novel category in the Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and won Pacific Book Review’s Best Romance Novel of 2011. Second Time’s a Charm won an honorable mention in the Readers’ Choice Awards. Reader Views, a national Book Review Company based in Austin Texas, reviews primarily books from self-published authors like me. Additionally, Pacific Book Review is a professional book review company based in Nipomo, CA.