I think I can speak for most of my fellow authors when I say we love it when readers leave reviews for our books. One of the best—and easiest!—ways of supporting us is to let us know what you think of our work. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone back to read old reviews and been greatly encouraged to keep on writing. (And FYI: Your reviews also help us with marketing because many promo sites require a minimum of 10 reviews before an author can use their services.)
While I was reading some old reviews recently, I was quite delighted to see the different kinds of reviews readers leave. I broke them down into five types that I’d like to share with you below:
“This is a wonderful story about second chances. While in college Brandon fell in love with Bria, but she chose someone else. He went on to become a successful romance writer. Bria becomes involved with someone else and has a son. When Brandon sees Bria again he realizes he still loves her. It is a great story of two people reuniting who go through several ups and downs but eventually fall in love and become a happy family.” ~Amazon Reviewer
“I liked the characters. I liked that Brandon was quiet, sensitive and able to forgive and love others. I liked how Brandon and Bria met again. I liked Bria learning to trust God and forgive herself.” ~Amazon Reviewer
“I love the Spark family. This band of brothers is great. I love how close they are, yet how different they are from each other. I can relate with Brandon as I am an introvert and my husband has social anxiety. My daughter though is more like Bria, almost a social butterfly.” ~Amazon Reviewer
“This book is sweeter than a hot fudge sundae with more sparks than a sparkler on the Fourth of July. Faith and family step in and save the day! In the end we are reminded that prayer works!” ~Amazon Reviewer
“Quick, clean read. Lots of misunderstandings, but communicating finally happened. Satisfying ending.” ~Amazon Reviewer
Isn’t it interesting how these five reviews are all talking about the same book? I like how each one reflects the unique perspective and personality of its reviewer.
What type of book review do you usually leave? What type of book review do you appreciate reading? Please let me know in the comments below!
Free Book: In case you were wondering, the reviews above were for my book, A Sudden Spark, book 2 in my Spark Brothers series. You can get it for FREE today on Amazon! And yes, I’d love for you to leave a review after you read it! :)