Within five days of making the decision and creating this new page, I’ve received heaps of emails, had requests for and offers to review, and the first 2 books to find matches have been sent out.
The first FlaxFlower Reviews should be coming up before long.
Many thanks to all who have made contact, and to the lovely people who have spread the word about FlaxFlower through social media.
“I’m impatient for them to begin,” someone wrote. So, to help fill the gap between now and then, I’m reprinting here a recent review I received through another website for one of my books. I did not know this reviewer personally before I heard of her and sent a copy. Since then, we have exchanged several messages and I now count this woman on the other side of the world (Kansas, USA) as a firm friend.
My thanks to T London "Tbird" for allowing me to reprint her review of Every Five Minutes. Her website is found at https://lifebecomesme.wordpress.com/
I was given this book by the author a while ago. Shortly after I received it, my husband began to have health issues and my time was taken with his doctors appointments and keeping the blog going. I mention this because it plays into what I received from this book. This is not a book about romance, it is about love, the love two people who dedicate their lives to each other.
It is the window into Gina's mind. Her thoughts about how she went from being a loner to finding the unconditional love of Mark. For me it was like little pieces of a love letter between them. At times I almost felt like I was an intruder into their story, but as I read the book and looked at my husband fighting his liver condition, it made sense of the world we found ourselves in at this time. She touches upon the past, looks towards the future, but leaves us with some questions there are no answers for.
This is a relatively short read, although for me I found I went back a few times because I just needed to absorb what she was saying once more. It was like a confused woman trying to piece together the puzzle of her life at times yet at the same time she was offering me the pieces I was also searching for. I think it was rather risky for this author to write this story in five minute segments, a very unique read to be sure, but her writing brilliance showed on each page as she pulled it off.
A very inspiring read, full of true love, self acceptance and discovery. It offered the readers a chance to see the raw thought process and emotions of a person without the drama that seems to be found in books these days. This wasn't a book seeking for readers approval, it was a gift given to the reader to find what you are seeking or need and apply it to your life. While you will find many intense, drama filled, action stories on the shelves today, I doubt you will find a book with this level of intimacy. Please make sure you add this to your to be read list. While I regret it took me so long to get to the book, I treasure that I did read it when I did, it reminded me the love my husband and I have together is stronger than anything life throws at us. Perfect book for the perfect time.